April 29, 2002
Teens, lawmakers to
duel about gun control
California high school students and
state legislators will debate gun control and gun rights from
1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at the State Capitol room 126.
The meeting is sponsored by LegiSchool, an award-winning civic
education program of the Center for California Studies at
California State University, Sacramento and the State Legislature.
Participants will discuss recent laws making it more difficult
to purchase and own certain types of guns. They will debate
whether lawmakers have implemented too many gun control laws,
whether communities are now any safer and what was really
intended when the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The event will include student panelists from Butte Valley,
Castro Valley, Elk Creek and Montebello high schools, as well
as guest panelists from the state Assembly and Senate. Hundreds
of other students will watch the meeting live on the California
Channel or on videotape.
Paula Gardner, a professor in the CSUS College of Education,
More information is available by contacting Bernadette Halbrook,
LegiSchool Project director, at (916) 278-6173 or by visiting
the LegiSchool website at www.csus.edu/calst/legischool.htm.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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