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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Richmond Times Dispatch Holding Public Squire on Firearms

On Tuesday, January 29, the Richmond Times Dispatch will hold a Public Squire on the topic "Do Guns Make Us Safer?"  The forum will be held at the RTD headquarters at 300 E. Franklin St., Richmond and will run from 7:00 - 8:30.  According to the RTD:
The 44th Times-Dispatch Public Square will explore the role of guns in America with the backdrop of legislative debates and national tragedies.

We'll examine the views of Virginians, based on the latest extensive polling.

We'll explain what constitutes an assault weapon.

We'll discuss the best ways to protect our schools - and our privacy.
The forum is free but advance registration is required because they expect a large crowd. As of 2:45 Saturday afternoon, there were 30 tickets remaining.

One unfortunate note, even though the RTD editorial page is pro-rights, the RTD has a policy of not allowing firearms in the building or grounds at 300 East Franklin Street and ask that guests to the forum "respect their workplace rules." Sadly, with such a policy, the attendees may be heavily slanted to the anti-rights side of the issue.  A number of pro-rights folks who might otherwise wish to attend will likely not want to be disarmed in downtown Richmond after dark (or any other time for that matter).

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