The United States has about 5% of the world’s population yet it accounts for anywhere from 35 to 50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns.
There’s roughly one gun for every person in America. Not surprising then that the U.S. also has among the highest rates of both gun homicides and gun suicides. Hundreds of mass shootings occur every year in our country and the majority of the guns used in these shootings were obtained legally.
On Friday, April 10th, Pell Center Visiting Fellow Carolyn Deady will lead a roundtable discussion which will explore questions such as: Does America have a problem with guns? The facts indicate the there is indeed a problem. If so, what is the solution? More guns? More restrictive guns laws? And more.
Please join us for the roundtable discussion and a free lunch in the Miley Private Dining Room from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. Roundtable discussions are open to students, faculty and staff at Salve Regina University. Space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected].