If you think Washingtonians can’t come together to talk like civilized human beings about guns and gun legislation… well, you might be right. But that doesn’t mean Nikki Enfield isn’t going to try to make it happen.
On Monday, April 29, Wandering Minds will host one of its regular conversations and events — only this time the session will focus on an incredibly charged and politically relevant topic: guns. The event will run from 7 to 9 pm at Public Bar at 1234 18th Street NW.
For the evening, Wandering Minds will host Clinton Yates, columnist for The Washington Post’s “The Root DC” to speak for the pro-gun control side; Andrew Gaeckle, an activist for a moderate path who can also speak as a victim of gun violence; and Maryland State Delegate C. T. Wilson, a former prosecutor turned elected official to stand up for the pro-gun rights side.
All sides and opinions are welcome to join the judge-free debate.
Tickets to next Monday’s Wandering Minds are $9 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased online.
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Sad But True Stories: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Hearing
TBD liveblogged the entire hearing, and there are some stories you shouldn’t miss. If you ride a bike, there are some horror stories to make you feel better about your own experiences. As a pedestrian, I am nervous of a few key intersections in Borderstan — the dog park at 17th Street in between Swann and S Streets in particular — and the stories of cars hitting people in crosswalks does little to alleviate that concern.
From today’s WaPo:
The D.C. Council voted unanimously yesterday to give preliminary approval to legislation that would require gun owners to renew their registrations every three years and to notify police annually whether they still own guns.
The Fire Arms Registration Amendment, which would also ban assault weapons, was described as building on legislation passed by the council in September to adhere to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the city’s 32-year handgun ban.