Armed and Insecure
There are 97 guns for every 100 Americans, and in the last decade, 140,000 U.S. citizens have died from guns. Yet, gun control appears to be a politically dead issue even though a majority of gun owners are in favor of sensible restrictions. Joining us to discuss the proliferation of guns and the lack of controls are Stephen Higgins, the former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. Goddard, who is featured in the prize-winning documentary Living for 32, is an accidental crusader for stricter gun laws, and Higgens has spent his career trying to reduce the number of guns and victims of gun violence in America.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
Armed and Insecure has received support from The David Bohnett Foundation.
Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.