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Everything has gone terribly wrong - now what?: Combatting gun-enabled domestic violence at the state level.

Description: As we dig in and prepare to protect existing federal firearms laws, the future of proposed federal legislation to protect victims and survivors of intimate partner violence from abusers with firearms looks bleak.  However, opportunities abound at the state level.  In this workshop, panelists will discuss the importance of state laws, identify areas of improvement, and share experiences building coalitions to pass legislation to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.

Panelists: 
Kate Ranta, Domestic and Gun Violence Survivor, Activist
Rachel Graber, Public Policy Manager, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Penny Okamoto, Executive Director, Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation
Lindsay Nichols, Senior Attorney, The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence/Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation

Location: Ward Circle Building, Room 2