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Program by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, presented by NCJW
December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Do We Need a Miracle?
The Federal Courts and the Second Amendment
DECEMBER 5, 2018 5-7 pm
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
On January 8, 2011, a gunman attempted to assassinate Congresswoman Gabby Giffords while she was meeting with her constituents at a Safeway supermarket near Tucson, Arizona. Rep. Giffords survived a critical head injury, but six other people were killed that day. Two years later, she started a political action committee to promote gun safety legislation. Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has become the nation’s leading policy organization dedicated to researching, writing, enacting and defending laws and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.
We are excited to welcome Hannah Shearer, Staff Attorney and Second Amendment Litigation Director for Giffords Law Center to speak to us about the role of the federal courts and the Second Amendment. If we manage to get legislation in Florida that puts restrictions on semi-automatic weapons or public carry of weapons, or requires more background checks, will these pass muster with the courts? Do we need a “miracle” to make our country safe from gun violence?
Temple Beth Tikvah, 4550 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL
Chanukah refreshments: latkes +
$10 per person
For more information contact Robin Sambur 631-546-8198 or rasambur @gmail.com