Debating gun violence in Madison

Alex Buckingham reports from Madison on a debate on gun control at the University of Wisconsin that showed the limits of the current conversation in mainstream politics. Students and community members protest gun violence in Madison, Wisconsin (depthandtime | flickr) A RECENT debate on gun control hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s (UW) Political Science Student Association (PSSA) brought together 75 people hear speakers from the UW Madison chapter of the International Socialist Organization, College Democrats, College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty and Young Americans for Freedom. The event came amid student-led protests against gun violence across the nation following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, which has spurred mass walkouts and demonstrations. In Madison, a March 14 day of action and walkouts saw a 3,000-person demonstration, and 5,000 turned out for the March for Our Lives on March 24. Many of those in the audience were sympathetic to the […]

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