Gun control takes center stage at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom on the campus of Western Carolina University.
Scholar Gary Kleck will review research in the field of gun control in his presentation “Guns and Violence: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys,” which is free and open to the public. He will focus on disputes over the frequency of defensive gun use by crime victims and whether resistance with a gun helps or hurts the victim. In addition, he will cover how to develop safer, more effective gun control laws in the United States.
A criminology professor at Florida State University, Kleck teaches courses on criminology, law enforcement, research methods, gun control, violence theory and crime control. He is the author of Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America, winner of the 1993 Michael J. Hindelang Award from the American Society of Criminology.