Roundtable discussion focusing on guns in America
Guns in America: Do we have a problem? The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will explore this question during a roundtable discussion scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 10 in the Miley Hall executive dining room.
The United States has about 5 percent of the world’s population, yet it accounts for anywhere from 35-50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns. There is roughly one gun for every person in America. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. is also among the highest rates of both gun homicides and gun suicides. Hundreds of mass shootings occur every year, and the majority of the guns used in these shootings were obtained legally.
Carolyn Deady, Pell Center visiting fellow, will lead the roundtable discussion, which will explore questions such as: Does America have a problem with guns? If so, what is the solution? More guns? More restrictive gun laws?
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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