August 27 - 02:00 pm


August 22 - 04:00 pm

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AOF, Gun Violence

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Reason Center

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Reason Center


Dr. Bill Durston, MD, will discuss the following aspects of the U.S. gun violence epidemic:

  • The seriousness of our uniquely American gun obsession, with an emphasis on its effect on youth and why Dr. Durston refers to gun violence as “our shameful epidemic.”

  • Comparisons of the USA with other high income democratic countries in terms of:

o Rates of gun related deaths

o Rates of gun ownership

o Gun control laws

  • The definitive measures needed to stop our country’s “shameful epidemic,” including obstacles to the adoption of such measures, and the steps needed to overcome these obstacles

Bill Durston, MD, worked for more than 35 years as a board-certified emergency physician in Sacramento, California, during which time he treated innumerable gunshot victims.

Before becoming a physician, Bill was an expert marksman in the United States Marine Corps, serving in combat in Vietnam, where he was decorated for “courage and composure under fire.”

In March of 2016, Bill co-founded a new national non-profit organization, Americans Against Gun Violence (AAGV), to extend to a national level the gun violence prevention work that Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSB/Sacramento) was doing locally. Bill currently serves as President of AAGV. It is the position of AAGV that we have not only the ability, but also the moral responsibility, to reduce rates of firearm related deaths and injuries in the United States to levels that are at or below the average for other high income democratic countries of the world.

Bill may be contacted through Americans Against Gun Violence by email at

Contact AOF for details: email

Doors open at 1:30 pm. Park free in the lot. It’s OK to bring personal snacks & beverages – or to share – as you wish. We provide drinking water because we’re nice.

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