League of Women Voters to host gun violence forum

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters will host a forum on gun violence in Fayetteville next month.

The event, set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Fayetteville Public Library, will include panelists discussing ways “to educate citizens on gun legislation, and to discuss creative ways to save lives.”

The forum comes in direct response to the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, and recently passed Arkansas state legislation that requires public universities to allow concealed firearms on campus.

Panelists at the event include Steve Boss, founding member of Arkansas Against Guns on Campus; Nicole Clowney, advocate for Moms Demand Action; Steve Gahagans, Chief of University of Arkansas Police Department; and state Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville. The panel moderator will be Ann Rosso.

The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization founded in 1920 with the stated purpuse to “improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.” For more information about the organization, visit their website.

The forum is free to attend and open to the public.

For more on the forum, visit the Facebook page for the event.