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Your Choice, Your Voice: Gun Policy

  • pin Laura Bush Community Library 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas 78733 (map)

IACT's Your Choice, Your Voice series of informative seminars continues in June, as we delve into the controversial and difficult topic of gun policy and control. In the wake of recent mass shootings, many people are demanding stronger gun control laws while others advocate for second amendment rights. This session will provide critical information from all sides of the debate, designed to give you the information needed to vote intelligently on this topic.

This panel discussion will include the following speakers:

Asst. Police Chief Ely Reyes, Austin Police Department, will provide a baseline of information on current gun laws, gun nomenclature and terminology, and firearm capabilities.

Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works, and certified firearm trainer, as well as Second Amendment advocate, will articulate the argument for gun ownership and related rights.

Gyl Switzer, Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense, an organization dedicated to advocating "common sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths" will discuss her organization's perspective on gun control, proposed legislation, and current research in the area.

Dr. Scott Steiner, clinical psychologist, will address the impacts of gun violence on victims and touch on the mental health issues that lead to mass shootings.

This event will be fact based, objective, and informative. A Q&A session will follow the panelists' remarks.

This event is not affiliated with or sponsored by The Westbank Community Library District.