Public Meeting on Lowering Gun Violence

Putney Friends Meeting is hosting a discussion with guest speaker Leslie Manning at Putney Friends Meetinghouse, RT 5, Putney, VT, on 12/8/13 at 12:00 noon. This event is free and all are welcome.

Leslie is interested to hear what Putney area folks have to say and learn where there is common ground.  In a culture of sanctioned violence, certain types of violence have become increasingly unacceptable, such as domestic violence, hate violence, workplace violence and bullying and intimidation.  How do we build on this and work with others for whom the Second Amendment or gun rights matter?  How do we engage safe and responsible gun owners in long-term change of current laws and attitudes?

Leslie Manning is a former regional coordinator for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and serves as President of the Maine Council of Churches, a founding member of Faiths United Against Gun Violence.  She serves on the Advisory Committee of Project Safe Neighborhood, a federal anti-gun violence initiative and works closely with grass roots and faith groups in Maine and New Hampshire.

Leslie is a member of Durham, ME Monthly Meeting and Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.

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