FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New Haven, CT – Thursday, April 4, 2013) To address strategies of gun violence prevention, an interactive workshop on the topic of Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence will take place on Friday April 26, 2012 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, at the Bridgeport Police Academy, 405 Newfield Ave. Bridgeport, Connecticut. This will be an 8-hour one-day workshop for Law Enforcement Officers, Administrators, Educators and Parents. Conducted by Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur, a leading expert on gun violence prevention and community based policing. Abdussabur has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and WNPR for his innovative approach to reduce urban gun violence through preventive methods and intervention programs.
This workshop comes in the wake of passionate public discussions and debates as America has been overwhelmed over the past years by disturbing incidents of gun violence in various communities throughout the country. This workshop will address the questions that have been on the hearts and minds of the American public in the wake of tragedies such as Sandy Hook Elementary School. Abdussabur is an active law enforcement officer with over 16 years of Community Base Police training and experience. He designed this workshop to generate open discussion about gun violence and shed light on questions from the experience of being a law enforcement officer and an urban program developer who works with youth at Risk and their families. Often asked are why there is a difference between urban gun violence and suburban gun violence? Will the banning of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines reduce future incidents of mass shootings? What can law enforcement, educators and parents do to prevent gun violence? Can more gun ownership lead to safer communities?
Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence has been designed as an interactive workshop to insure that Law Enforcement Officers, Administrators, Educators and Parents will walk away with in depth knowledge of the role that firearms play in the past, present and future of American society. They will have a better understanding of the most effective role they can have in creating safer communities. Most of all, participants will walk away with a dynamic systematic approach to creating and implementing gun violence preventive methods in their communities.
With limited space of only 30 participants, early registration is strongly encouraged. Individuals and organization can register for this workshop at http://Boldminds.org. Pre-registration is $125 per person. Register after April 24 or at the door is $175 per-person. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. A donation of 10% of all proceeds will go to the benefit the Bridgeport Explorers.
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In recent years, 1 million to 2 million handguns were manufactured each year, along with 1 million to 1.5 million rifles and fewer than 1 million shotguns. Recent numbers estimate that there are well over 330 million legally owned guns in America with 15 million of them being hunters. Approximately 1-2 million handguns are legally imported into for sale to American citizens. (Congressional Research Service 11-14-2012)
On a cold winter night, advocates for gun violence prevention and reduction came together in order to form the initial stages of bond that hopes to produce an effective campaign to address the root causes of both Urban and Suburban Gun Violence in cities throughout Connecticut.
Chris Randall brilliantly captured the spirit and passion of that historic event. Click photo to see photo essay.
On the Coop High School stage, before a live-television audience, they will begin thrashing out the gun-control, school-safety and mental-health dilemmas posed by the Newtown school massacre. You can join right in—in person or online.
The event takes place Wednesday afternoon at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School at the corner of College and Crown streets. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The discussion and live WTNH telecast begin at 4 p.m. The event will be live-streamed here and at wtnh.com—along with a live-blog discussion in which viewers/readers can participate.
WTNH and the Independent have organized events like this one before. One event centered on school reform; click here and here to catch up on that one. A second event previewed a “Don’t Shoot” campaign that has since come to New Haven; click here for more on that event.
Reported from HOUSTON (KTRK) — A campus spokesperson has confirmed shots have been fired on the campus of Lone Star College in north Houston. Two victims have suffered gunshot wounds, according to the Harris County Emergency Corp.
There are varied reports to injuries of students, faculty and or staff. Students report hearing gun shots from the library area. Other reports have indicated that five gun shots were heard on the North Harris campus (one of six campus). Officials are not sure on the number of shooters.
Police, and SWAT team units are on scene. The area to the college is a highly densely suburban community.
The Lone Star College System has an enrollment of 90,000 students and six college campuses, according to its website. Its North Harris campus is about 20 miles north of downtown Houston.
2:40 pm Reports from college spokesperson Jed Young: There was a shooting between two students of which one was shot (and is in custody). There were two students who were shot in cross fire. One of the shooter is said to have fled the campus.
Read the complete story and video http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8963781
Shafiq will be a guest on National Public Radio
Tomorrow Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 9am
The topic is “Gun violence and Gun control”
WNPR’s daily call-in news program,
NPR Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky.
The broadcast is live at 9AM and re-aired at 7PM.
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