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Timely Panel Discussion on Gun Violence

Guns. It’s what everyone is talking about. The Kegley Institute of Ethics and California State University, Bakersfield will host “Gun Violence: Causes and Cures,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 pm, in CSUB’s Student Union.

Moderated by Dr. Christopher Meyers, Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, the panel features a list of impressive community experts and activists: Ralph Bailey (KNZR's The Ralph Bailey Show); Brik McDill, PhD (CDC Mental Health); Greg Williamson (BPD Chief of Police); and Terry Phillips (community activist).

“The series of tragic killings, combined with the difficult political questions associated with gun restrictions and mental health management, make gun violence among our society’s more pressing ethical issues,” noted Meyers. “The goal with this gathering is to have a real discussion, not just another opportunity for opponents to yell at each other. That’s why we have included representatives from mental health and law enforcement, in addition to advocates for greater and or lesser gun restrictions.”

The panel discussion is free and open to the public, with free parking in CSUB’s Lot K (after 6:00 pm).

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