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Mob Museum hosts Town Hall on ballot initiative to expand background checks for guns

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 15:40:59-04
The Mob Museum is hosting a special Town Hall discussion about the Nevada State ballot initiative to expand firearm background checks on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
 
“One of the most important duties a museum performs is to facilitate dialogue about issues that relate to its subject matter and directly impact people’s lives,” said Jonathan Ullman, executive director and CEO of The Mob Museum. “This event presents an opportunity for members of the community to understand the upcoming ballot initiative more thoroughly while participating in a civil and detailed discussion.”
 
Panelists representing both sides of the issue will explain what the initiative means and why they are for or against its passage. Town Hall panelists include:
  • Stavros S. Anthony, Councilman, City of Las Vegas.
  • Jennifer Crowe, spokesperson for Nevadans for Background Checks.
  • Dan Reid, state legislative liaison, National Rifle Association.
  • William Sousa, professor and director of the Center for Crime and Justice Policy at UNLV.
  • Steve Wolfson, district attorney, Clark County.
College of Southern Nevada history professor and president of the Las Vegas League of Women Voters, Sondra Cosgrove, will moderate the panel.
 
The event is free for Nevada residents only. Reservations must be made in advance. You can reserve a spot here or call (702) 229-2734.
 
The Town Hall discussion will also be available via Facebook Live, and will be live tweeted using the hashtag #mobmuseumtownhall. Follow the Museum's Twitter account at @themobmuseum