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University of Denver to host panel discussion on gun control

January 17, 2013—It's no secret that gun-related violence and death has reached a breaking point in the United States—with 2012 ending as one of the deadliest years. The debate on gun control is raging across America and will be the topic of a panel discussion at the University of Denver on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, 2344 East Iliff Ave. The event, "Balancing Responsible Policy and the Right to Bear Arms," is being sponsored by the University's Institute for Public Policy and its CounterPoints series.

Moderated by The Honorable Richard D. Lamm, three term Colorado Governor and co-director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies, the discussion will include panelists from both sides of the issue such as Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners; Randy Baumgardner, Colorado State Senator for District Eight; Arnie Grossman, political consultant, author and co-founder of SAFE Colorado; and John Head, lawyer and community activist.

"Seldom has a topic been so timely, or debated by such qualified spokespeople," says Lamm.

CounterPoints was started in 2011 to bring together top policy experts and the Denver community. The events are held twice a year and topics range from school reform to immigration. A reception follows the discussion to allow audience members to meet the panelists and continue with the discussion in a more informal setting.

What:

"Gun Control: Balancing Responsible Policy and the Right to Bear Arms" panel discussion

Who: Moderated by: The Honorable Richard D. Lamm, three term Colorado Governor and co-director of the University of Denver Institute for Public Policy Studies

Panelists Include:

Dudley Brown, executive director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

Randy Baumgardner, Colorado State Senator, District Eight

Arnie Grossman, political consultant, author and co-founder of SAFE Colorado

John Head, lawyer and community activist

When:

Thursday, January 24, 2013
4-5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver

2344 East Iliff Ave., Denver

Registration:

The event is free and open to the public
Seating is limited
Please RSVP online at https://app.icontact.com/icp/sub/survey/start?sid=302558&cid=226908

Interviews: Contact Jordan Ames to arrange interviews with panelists, before or after the event. Cameras will be allowed in the event.

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