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Program to address legal, legislative and public health aspects of reducing gun violence


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Program to address legal, legislative and public health aspects of reducing gun violence

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – Experts will discuss Second Amendment law and legal, legislative and public health developments in efforts to reduce gun violence at a June 24 program sponsored by the American Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association; Ramsey County Bar Association; Public Health Law Center, Network for Public Health Law; and the William Mitchell College of Law.

Preventing Gun Violence: The Problem, Solutions
and What the Second Amendment Allows

Noon-2:30 p.m. June 24

Main Auditorium, William Mitchell College of Law,
875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and ABA President James Silkenat will introduce the program. Program highlights include:

Public Health Perspectives, 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Jon Vernick, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy & Research
Dr. Michael McGonigal, Trauma Services at Regions Hospital

Legal Perspectives, 12:50-1:55 p.m.

Second Amendment Law: Darrell Miller, Professor, Duke University School of Law

Legislative Landscape and Reform through Litigation: Jon Lowy, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Minnesota Gun Violence Issues, 1:55– 2:15 p.m.
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
David Brown, Chief Deputy County Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Question-and-Answer Session, 2:15– 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: David Clark, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Gun Violence

Press Conference: Prior to the panel discussion, there will be a press conference organized by the Ramsey County Attorney Office at 11:30 a.m. featuring remarks from President Silkenat, Dr. McGonigal and Mr. Choi, followed by a brief question-and-answer period.

 Attendees must register in advance by emailing For more information, please visit

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