Dr. Saul Cornell, a Redding resident and one of the nation's leading scholars on the history of the 2nd amendment and gun regulations, will moderate an informational forum with area representatives and Redding's chief of police at the Redding Community Center, Monday Feb. 4th at 7:30pm.
The event will provide an opportunity for representatives and law enforcement to share with the community their thoughts on what needs to be done to make our communities and schools safer.
In attendance will be State Senator Toni Boucher, State Representatives Dan Carter and John Shaban, Redding Chief of Police Doug Fuchs; and representatives from the offices of Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, and Congressman Jim Himes. The forum is free and open to the public, with ample time for questions from the audience.
The event follows on the heels of Dr. Cornell's well-attended talk on American history and gun violence and gun regulations, held on the one month anniversary of the Newtown shootings, January 14th. For those who missed the presentation, it can be viewed on TV Channel 79, and permanently available to download or view under “Newtown Tragedy -- What Can We Do?” at www.redding79.org.
Professor Cornell is the author of two prize-winning works in American legal history. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on early American constitutional thought. His work has been widely cited by legal scholars, historians, and has been cited by the U.S Supreme Court and several state supreme courts.
Organizers of the event are Redding residents Margi Esten, Posie Morgan, Lestina Trainor, Heather Whaley, and Mary Ann Carman. For more information, please contact Margi Esten, firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Whaley, email@example.com.