Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum

The Pathology of Gun Violence

Tue Nov 14
Cafe Baklava Medeterrainian Grill
11:45 am to 1:00 pm
$12 - $16
Educational Organizations, Organizations, Technology


Shikha Hamilton
The Pathology of Gun Violence

Shikha Hamilton is Regional Organizing Manager and National Chapter Development Manager with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (, named after Jim Brady, shot during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and his wife Sarah. Their advocacy of gun control legislation led to the passage in 1993 of the “Brady Bill”, which requires background checks on all handgun purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers.

Shikha will describe how the Brady organization will achieve its mission to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025 through three campaigns: a policy focus to "Finish the Job" so that life-saving Brady background checks are applied to all gun sales; to "Stop 'Bad Apple' Gun Dealers" – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and to lead a new national conversation and change social norms around the real dangers of guns in the home, to prevent the homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings that happen every day as a result.

More Info

650 969-7215



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