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Thu January 24, 2013
The Gun Control Debate
Fri. 1/25 11a: The gun control debate is heating up again. Last week, President Obama unveiled a set of gun control reform proposals for the US Congress and 23 executive actions on the issue.
How does Native America fit into the gun control conversation? The second amendment was passed in 1791 when Native Americans were not American citizens some were at war with the U.S. government. The historical memory of Native people is long and for a group of colonized people, voluntarily giving up rights to own guns defies logic. Yet gun violence affects Native America with elevated murder and suicide rates.
What do you think about the gun control? What message do you want to send to Congress and the Obama administration?
Join us for a conversation about guns and gun control. Guests include: Vince Rinehart (Tlingit), activist and blogger.