Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia discusses using new gun technology while Mayor Rybak of Minneapolis looks on. Photo By Graham Kates
Reporters and editors from across the nation gathered for a roundtable,"Under the Gun, Gun Violence, Gun Laws and the Media," hosted by the Center of Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to discuss the debate surrounding guns. Academics, legislators, law enforcement, medical professionals, and not-for-profit professionals participated in a series of diverse panels focusing on different approaches, including American Trauma: Gun Violence, Public Health and Mental Illness; Guns, Gangs and Kids: Tackling Gun Safety in a Culture of Violence and Gun Economics, Technology, Public Safety and the Market.
Speakers included, Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, PA, Mayor RT Rybak, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sen. Joan Fraser, Vice Chair, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Canadian Senate, Robert P. McCulloch, prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, Clayton MO, and Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Schools.
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See below for coverage of the conference on The Crime Report.
Dannel Malloy: 'The NRA is holding a gun to the head of every Republican' Senator
In a wide ranging conversation on the politics of guns, Connecticut's governor said the media is letting the National Rifle Association dominate the post-Newtown debate. Read more here.
Can ‘Smart Gun’ Technology Change the Stalemate Over Gun Violence?
The mayors of Philadelphia and Minneapolis challenged gun manufacturers to consider biometrics and other technological fixes. They sat at a table with vice-president of firearms manufacturer O.F. Mossberg and Sons during an emotional and often-heated conversation. Read more here.
Violence and 'Civil War-Level' Trauma in the Inner City
Should the debate on guns be framed in a public health context? In panels on Tuesday and Wednesday, the superintendent of Miami-Dade schools and Connie Rice, Executive Director of the Advancement Project California — along with scientists and doctors — discussed the role of gun-related trauma in the lives of urban residents. Read more here.
In New York, Rybak voices frustration with gun availability
Scott Gillespie, The Star Tribune
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Addicted to Guns
Mick Dumke, The Chicago Reader
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Resources from the Conference
State Firearms Legislation Update May 9, 2013
Five Myths About Gun Control
John Jay College Gun Violence Panel Discussion
Sandy Hook Principles (Philadelphia)
Call to National Action to Respond to the Newtown Tragedy from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care Community
Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act
Addicted to Guns
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Panel 1: The Politics of Guns: Reigniting an Old DebateDownload file
Panel 2: American Trauma: Gun Violence, Public Health and Mental IllnessDownload file
Panel 3:Guns, Gangs and Kids: Tackling Gun Safety in a Culture of ViolenceDownload file
Panel 4:Enforcing Firearms Regulations:What Works and What Doesn’tDownload file
Panel 5: America and The WorldDownload file
Panel 6: Gun Economics:Technology, Public Safety and The MarketDownload file