"Around the world we are all hoping the U.S. can strengthen its firearm policies. We are all so distressed by the news of tragedies there, and thinking of the families and communities directly affected. But also, the U.S. is the world’s major producer and thus the source of many guns that kill and injure elsewhere. So we all have a stake in what eventually happens in the US."
-Rebecca Peters, international expert on gun violence prevention who led the campaign that succeeded in reforming Australia’s gun laws and was the first director of the international movement against gun violence, IANSA. Read more from our chat on international gun policy here.
A note from NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, who will be moderating a conversation with Vice President Biden on Thursday about the President’s recent proposals to reduce gun violence:
Again this is not an interview by me- my job is primarily to moderate. All our guests will be representing their own points of view and they have large communities of their own (which I’m sure will send many thousands of questions their way).
Couple of small but important requests I have as you leave questions (the +PBS NewsHour way)
- Be civil
- Think question, not just comment
- If you’d like to point (link) to what you consider an important data point that supports your question, do share.
Share this post, and join me tomorrow. Thanks.
Our guests will include +Guy Kawasaki +Philip DeFranco +Kimberley Blaine among others.
The #GooglePlusHangout will be live-streamed on the WhiteHouse YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/whitehouse as well as embedded several places including at http://newshour.pbs.org
145pm Eastern 1/24
Please feel free to leave any questions you may have for the VP here on this Google+ thread.