‘Under the Gun’ Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion in McLean

‘Under the Gun’ Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion in McLean

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will sponsor an "Under the Gun" Screening and Expert Panel on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. in the large theatre inside McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. “Under the Gun” is a compelling, thought provoking documentary narrated by Katie Couric. America has failed to respond with meaningful action on gun violence prevention. What

is keeping the two sides of this debate from finding common ground? This Forum will shed light on the answers to this critical question.

Speakers are:

  • Matt Bennett, one of the original founders of "Third Way" (a DC-based centrist think tank) and advisor to the Sandy Hook families after Newtown.

  • Peter Read, retired U.S. Air Force officer with a two-decade military career stationed both in the United States and overseas. His eldest daughter, Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed on April 16, 2007, one of 32 students and faculty killed at Virginia Tech.

The panel will take written questions from the audience. Questions may also be submitted in advance by writing to film@lwv-fairfax.org.

“Our league is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community by raising awareness of gun violence prevention and discussing and advancing common sense solutions. We strive to promote reasonable and meaningful measures to prevent future gun violence and to save lives,” says Peggy Knight, Fairfax League co-president. The League has published three studies on improving firearm safety in Virginia and is a “go to” source of information on this important topic.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Go to http://bit.ly/2dFoFWS or http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/UndertheGunScreening.html

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 16 and older. Learn more at http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/