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Gun Violence in Maine Conference

In partnership with the American Bar Association and the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Gun Safety Coalition organized a one-day conference about how best to respond to gun violence in Maine.

TV Host Bill Green moderated panels that included David Hemenway of Harvard School of Public Health, Past AMA President Dr. Robert McAfee, Dr. Daniel Meyer of Maine Medical Center, Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck and many more.


Welcome by Bill Harwood, Maine Gun Safety Coalition President

Public Health Perspectives by David Hemenway, Harvard School of Public Health

Public Health Panel: Do Education and Prevention Work?
Dr. Robert McAfee, Past President, AMA
Dr. Daniel Meyer, Director of Hospital Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Dr. Dora Mills, UNE Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Edward Walworth, Surgeon, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

3:00 PM - Criminal Justice Perspectives
John E. Rosenthal, Co-founder of both Stop Handgun Violence and American Hunters and Shooters Association

3:30 PM - Criminal Justice Panel: Do Background Checks Work?
Stephanie Anderson, Cumberland County District Attorney
Dmitry Bam, Associate Professor, University of Maine School of Law
Mark Dion, State Representative
Lois Reckitt, Domestic Violence Advocate
Mike Sauschuk, Portland Police Chief

Earlier Event: September 25
Concert Across America to End Gun Violence
Later Event: November 17
17th Annual Fitzgerald Dinner