When zombies attack! My attempt at civil dialogue on gun control

By Story of America Team

Virginia resident and pro-gun advocate, Larry Ward, interrupted protesters who gathered on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 to deliver a petition with 200,000 signatures to the NRA during its first press conference since the Newtown massacre. During the press conference, the NRA called for armed guards at schools. 

Larry argued outside with the protesters that school personnel including teachers should be armed with guns. The protesters shouted him down. 

My attempt to have a calm, civil, reasoned dialogue with Ward begins at 2:41. Ward starts out by making a when-zombies-attack argument. I try to make an argument that the issue of gun regulation and access is pimarily about public safety. I’m joined later by a protester who is a teacher. He had called Ward a nut earlier and shouted at him. I believe there was some progress made. What do you think?

Earlier this week, I published a blog post on Huffington Post and the Coffee Party website replying to pro-gun talking points. It has gone viral with 48K likes.  

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