|Gun Law Legislation and Obstacles to Effective Gun Control|
Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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Join Dr. Robert J. Spitzer and Lance Ogiste, Counsel for Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes as they engage in a lively discussion of New York gun laws, the efficacy of current gun control initiatives, and the Second Amendment. Dr. Spitzer is a Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland. He is the author of “Gun Control: A Documentary and Reference Guide” and “The Politics of Gun Control.” His areas of expertise include the history of gun control, the 2nd Amendment, criminological consequences of guns, the role of interest groups, public opinion, Congress, Presidency, the courts, and the major legislative acts pertaining to gun control.
In the aftermath of the tragic Columbine High School shootings in 1999, Dr. Spitzer appeared on various communications outlets such as NBC's "Today Show," ABC's "Good Morning America" and PBS's "News Hour With Jim Lehrer." He has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Sponsosred by: New York City Bar Association’s Minorities in the Courts Committee; Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)