Breaking the Cycle of Gun Violence
On February 19, 2013 Saving California Communities hosted a community forum on breaking the cycle of gun violence at Davis Community Chambers.
Internationally renowned gun violence researcher Dr. Garen Wintemute of UC Davis School of Medical School was joined by Amanda and Nick Wilcox, legislative and policy chairs of the California Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Dr. Wintemute, an emergency room physician, presented current research on reducing gun violence as well as American public opinion on gun control. Amanda and Nick Wilcox are the parents of Laura Wilcox whose death as a result of gun violence in Nevada City in 1999 inspired "Laura's Law." The Wilcoxes provided an update on state and federal legislative efforts in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown , Connecticut.
The event is co-sponsored by the Yolo Local Mental Health Board