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Thompson to Host Gun Violence Prevention Public Forum

Event is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Sonoma County Supervisors meeting room, Santa Rosa.

Thompson to Host Gun Violence Prevention Public Forum

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, will host a gun violence prevention public forum in Santa Rosa this week.

Thompson, D-St. Helena, said the event is to bring together experts, stakeholders and community members for a comprehensive discussion on the steps that must be taken to reduce and prevent gun violence.

The forum will be 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting room, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa.

Thompson is a hunter, gun owner, former chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, and veteran who carried a military-style assault weapon during a tour in Vietnam. He represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Napa valleys.

The meeting is open to: law enforcement officials, mental health experts, school officials, elected officials and community members

A Patch story on gun violence and gun ownership posted after the school shootings in Connecticut last month continues to draw a strong response from the entire Bay Area community.

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