Tuesday, December 8 is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by a gunman.
On Monday, November 30 at 7 pm (EDT), the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence “Red, Blue and Brady” podcast will discuss America’s new gun violence prevention temporary protection order law. It is being taped for broadcast on Monday, December 7.
It will feature Brady President Kris Brown, documentary filmmaker and Safer Country Advisory Committee member Michael Epstein, who directed the film John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, Hawaii State Senator and Judiciary Committee Chair, Karl Rhoads, and Safer Country Executive Director Paul Friedman.
The program will discuss how this new law, commonly known as a “red flag” law, might have saved John Lennon’s life. The reason is that his killer had told his wife about his plans with more than enough time for an intervention by law enforcement. Yet, back then, the power for law enforcement to intervene and temporarily remove a gun or guns from the possession of someone found by a court to be a danger to themselves or others did not exist. Today, such a law exists both in Hawaii, where the shooter lived and in New York, where Lennon lived.
It is the soft kick-off of Safer Country’s public awareness campaign, Imagine That
For more information, contact Paul Friedman at [email protected].