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#1 InterestedBystander

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:09 PM

full story at link...

https://www.dailyher...on-gun-violence

..."Teens planning Naperville town hall on gun violence
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10/22/2019 5:38 PM
Members of a group of Naperville-area teens who drew roughly 300 people to their first town hall about gun violence are hosting another.

Our Safety, led by students from Waubonsie and Neuqua Valley high schools, is planning the free, public event for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Road, Naperville.

The idea is to allow people from Naperville, Aurora and Chicago a chance to ask elected officials, activists and a police officer about gun violence, gang violence and how both are affected by mental health, said Aaryan Menon, a board member of Our Safety.

"A lot of kids are afraid to go to school because there is a risk of a gun shooting happening in their school, or what happens if a kid is not mentally stable?" Aaryan said. "We wanted to focus on, let's make sure students are at least feeling safe to go to school."

Six panelists are scheduled to speak at the event, and no questions will be prepared or given to them in advance, Aaryan said.

Members of the panel include Justin Karubas, a school board member in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, which includes Waubonsie and Neuqua; state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, an Aurora Democrat; Michael Lawler, a trustee and deputy mayor in Bolingbrook; Ameena Matthews, a Chicago activist; Tio Hardiman, a Chicago activist; and Sgt. Elena Deuchler of the Naperville Police Department."...

..."Our Safety has promoted the event with a broad range of groups including the Illinois State Rifle Association and local branches of the National Rifle Association, the National Organization for Women and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. That way, Aaryan said, he hopes the audience will consist of people with different views and different questions.

"We're an independent group; we don't support either side of the argument," he said. "We just want to hear both sides."...

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#2 steveTA84

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:57 PM

Justin Karubas, a school board member in Indian Prairie Unit District 204

Michael Lawler, a trustee and deputy mayor in Bolingbrook


Someone, you know what to do..........

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#3 Jeffrey

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:22 AM

Gotta double check with the boss lady but I should be able to make this one.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 03:56 AM

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Members of the panel include Justin Karubas, a school board member in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, which includes Waubonsie and Neuqua; state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, an Aurora Democrat; Michael Lawler, a trustee and deputy mayor in Bolingbrook; Ameena Matthews, a Chicago activist; Tio Hardiman, a Chicago activist; and Sgt. Elena Deuchler of the Naperville Police Department."...

..."Our Safety has promoted the event with a broad range of groups including the Illinois State Rifle Association and local branches of the National Rifle Association, the National Organization for Women and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. That way, Aaryan said, he hopes the audience will consist of people with different views and different questions.

"We're an independent group; we don't support either side of the argument," he said. "We just want to hear both sides."...


... yet they've chosen a panel that represents only one side. The previous one seemed a little better. It had one person who, while not necessarily pro-2A, was at least not anti-2A.

At the last one the moderator did try sometimes to avoid strident discussions of gun control, like not letting ICHV audience members rant about gun bans, but other times not, like letting panel member Lauren Underwood rant about how more federal gun control was a step in the right direction.

I went to the last one. I won't be at this one.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

- Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death, 1960.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:47 AM

In district 204 the teachers elect the school board members. People here are not interested in voting even though our taxes are high. The schools are closed on voting day and all the union teachers make sure they vote in their best interest.



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 05:43 PM

In district 204 the teachers elect the school board members. People here are not interested in voting even though our taxes are high. The schools are closed on voting day and all the union teachers make sure they vote in their best interest.

Huh? https://patch.com/il...lection-results

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 05:45 PM

So these activists promote the event with ISRA, yet there is no pro-gun voice on the panel

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:40 AM

So these activists promote the event with ISRA, yet there is no pro-gun voice on the panel

I wonder what ISRA's response is to that?  Is no one available to attend or are they not interested?

 

I'll be there.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

So these activists promote the event with ISRA, yet there is no pro-gun voice on the panel


I wonder what ISRA's response is to that?  Is no one available to attend or are they not interested?

I'll be there.


"Promote" probably just means they sent an email to ISRA to get people to attend as audience members, not as panelists.
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