Thom Hartmann live at Town Hall
June 7, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Join us June 23rd at Town Hall Seattle for an evening with Thom Hartmann.
Thom will read from his new book The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment and discuss the role that firearms have played in American culture, politics, and law.
Thom Hartmann: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment
Sunday, June 23rd
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Youth (age 22 and under) admitted free.
Make a $150 donation to KBCS here and you can select to receive a pair of tickets to the event, plus an invitation to a private “meet and greet” reception with Thom as a thank you gift for your donation.
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of guns in America and what we can do to limit both their lethal impact and the power of the gun lobby.
Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann examines the brutal role guns have played in American history, from the genocide of the Native Americans to the enforcement of slavery (Slave Patrols are in fact the Second Amendment’s “well-regulated militias”) and the racist post-Civil War social order. He shows how the NRA and conservative Supreme Court justices used specious logic to invent a virtually unlimited individual right to own guns, which has enabled the ever-growing number of mass shootings in the United States. But Hartmann also identifies a handful of powerful, commonsense solutions that would break the power of the gun lobby and restore the understanding of the Second Amendment that the Framers of the Constitution intended. This is the kind of brief, brilliant analysis for which Hartmann is justly renowned.
Listen to The Thom Hartmann Program live on 91.3 KBCS and www.kbcs.fm weekdays at 9am.
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