Brady Center president to speak at IPFW about Tucson Tragedy Thursday

Press release from IPFW:

Brady Center President to Speak at IPFW about Tucson Tragedy

Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will speak about “Tragedy in Tucson – Impact on Gun Legislation and the Accessibility of Elected Officials” at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The former Fort Wayne mayor will speak Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. It is free and open to the public.

Helmke will discuss changes public and elected officials will need to consider in our post-Tucson environment. He will examine the tragedy’s effect on decisions concerning interactions between elected officials and the public as well as how to balance concerns about gun rights with those of public safety.

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
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