NOTE that this event has been cancelled by the author and will not be occurring.
Igor Volsky will talk about his new book Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns, one of Mashable's "17 books every activist should read in 2019." Guns Down tells the story of how Volsky took on the NRA just by using his Twitter account, describes how he found common ground with gun enthusiasts after spending two days shooting guns in the desert, and lays out a blueprint for how citizens can push their governments to reduce the number of guns in circulation and make firearms significantly harder to get. An aggressive licensing and registration initiative, federal and state buybacks of millions of guns, and tighter regulation of the gun industry, the gun lobby, and gun sellers will build safer communities for all. Volsky outlines a New Second Amendment Compact developed with policy experts from across the political spectrum, including bold reforms that have succeeded in reducing gun violence worldwide, and offers a road map for achieving transformative change to increase safety in our communities.
Igor Volsky is the co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, an organization dedicated to building a future with fewer guns. He made headlines in 2015 for shaming lawmakers who took money from the NRA and sent "thoughts and prayers" after mass shootings. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CNBC television, and many radio shows. He lives in Washington, DC.