Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Bearing the Burden — Legislative Responses to Firearm Violence Against Women

Bearing The Burden

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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This panel brings together legislators and scholars who study the creation of firearm laws to understand how state and federal governments create firearm policy. Topics to be discussed include when laws are too vague, who fills the gaps, what laws have been effective, and what happens when people in power do not want to comply with the law.

Representative David Cicilline, Congressman, Rhode Island 1st District
Lisa Geller,
Director of State Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions

Professor Kaitlin Sidorsky (Coastal Carolina University)

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The University of Connecticut’s Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship (ARMS) for Gun Injury Prevention and Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy have jointly collaborated to host a four-part webinar series entitled Bearing the Burden.  The series focuses on gun violence in America, its intersection with domestic violence, and its disproportionate impact on women, especially women of color. The impetus for the series is to bring together the community of scholars who are focusing on these crucial issues across multiple academic disciplines.