A UC Davis gun violence researcher will be joined by parents of a shooting victim at a community forum in Davis on breaking the cycle of gun violence. The free event is hosted by Saving California Communities.
Internationally renowned researcher Garen Wintemute of the UCD School of Medicine will be joined by Amanda and Nick Wilcox, legislative and policy chairs of the California Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The forum will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All are welcome.
Wintemute, an emergency room physician, will present current research on reducing gun violence as well as American public opinion on gun control. The Wilcoxes are the parents of Laura Wilcox, whose death as a result of gun violence in Nevada City in 1999 inspired “Laura’s Law.” They will provide an update on state and federal legislative efforts in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Opportunities for action will be considered.
The event is co-sponsored by the Yolo Local Mental Health Board.
Saving California Communities is a group of Yolo community members who join forces to advocate for effective state and local governance. This group brings together county, city and school elected representatives; educators; parents; students; health professionals; university and community college representatives; senior citizens; government employees; and business owners.