[April 18, 2013] - As the national debate over gun rights continues in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, Wyoming PBS presents an hour-long live call-in program “Wyoming Perspectives: Wyoming and the Second Amendment” Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
The program will emphasize understanding the issues such as the divide between gun owners and gun control advocates, whether new laws are needed, the true dimension of gun violence and its roots, how to avoid the politics that make any progress possible, and new ways to work toward reducing the number of firearms deaths including mental health reforms. Attitudes towards guns in Wyoming and how this state ranks in preventing gun violence will also be discussed.
Wyoming PBS producer Richard Ager will host and moderate. The panel guests are Dr. Phil Roberts, history professor at the University of Wyoming and author of a recent op/ed in Wyofile.com about the history of regulating guns in Wyoming towns; and Dan Baum, author of “Gun Guys: A Road Trip”.
Wyoming PBS is a non-commercial, educational institution and cultural resource dedicated to connecting and enriching Wyoming lives through innovative media. Wyoming PBS can be found on various channels across Wyoming; for more information, check local listings, or go to www.wyomingpbs.org for a complete schedule of channel numbers.