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    Pseudo Event: April 19 - Grand Rapids Panel of Lawmakers on Gun Violence

    Not the type of thing that would be an official MOC event, but I thought people might want to know about this and attend. I will likely be there.

    “Reducing Gun Violence in Michigan: A Community Conversation” is scheduled 9:45 a.m. to noon April 19 at the Kroc Center, 2500 S. Division Ave. Admission is free.

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An Advocates for Senior Issues forum on guns next month will ask a panel of community leaders this question:

    “What is the one most important action you think the Michigan Legislature should take to help reduce gun violence?”


    In addition to Dillon and Hildenbrand, the 11 a.m. panel will include Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk, Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, Kent County Sheriff Lawrence Stelma and Chris Smith, deputy director for clinical services with Kent County’s Network 180 mental health program.

    A 10 a.m. keynote address will feature Charlie Ransford, a senior researcher at Cure Violence, talking about “Violence as a Disease and How It Can Be Cured.” Ransford is part Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell’s Coalition for Gun Control.

    Also scheduled to speak are Grand Rapids City Attorney Catherine Mish, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Davis and Cooley Law School professor Devin Schindler.

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    Is the Kroc Center public or private owned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI_XD View Post
    Is the Kroc Center public or private owned?
    I believe it is owned by the Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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