Gun Control and Mass Shootings

March 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Elephant & Castle

111 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60603

Calls for stricter gun control have returned in the wake of the horrific school shootings across the country.

Some of the policy proposals are familiar: universal background checks, closing the so-called gun show loophole, and banning high-capacity magazines. Some are new, such as raising the age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21, banning bumpstocks, and a firearms restraining order to temporarily remove guns from hands of people who might pose a danger to others. Some are radical, like banning all semi-automatic weapons.

Would any or all of these ideas have prevented the Parkland shooting, or others like it? What would work to prevent, or at least reduce, mass shootings? What can we do to address the everyday gun violence that occurs in some Chicago neighborhoods?

Join America’s Future Foundation – Chicago for a discussion on gun control and gun violence.

Admission is $10 and includes complimentary food and two drink tickets. Cocktail hour at 6pm. Discussion at 6:30pm.

Speakers:

Alex Brunk, former Chapter Leader at AFF-Chicago

Jeff Halm, President of Chicago Young Republicans