Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Gun Control" Town Hall Meeting in Georgetown Tonight, Updated: Doors Open at 4:30

KEYE TV is hosting a town hall meeting in Georgetown, Texas tonight (June 13, 2013).  There looks to be an interesting lineup of speakers and my guess is the discussion could be lively.

If you would like to attend, it looks like KEYE is asking for an RSVP at this website.  You may also submit questions at the site, or use the Twitter hashtag #KEYETVTownhall.

The event will take place at the Williamson County Courthouse 710 S. Main in Georgetown at 6:00 pm.

Panelists are Nina Butts (Texans Against Gun Violence,) Michael Cargill (Central Texas Gun Works & former Democrat candidate for Travis County Constable,) Sam Cox of KLBJ (& former APD Officer,) Nelson Linder (President of Austin NAACP,) Howard Ray (Survivors of Gun Violence Against Gun Control,) and John Woods (Texas Gun Sense).

Update:  Audience members may arrive as early as 4:30, and final seating is at 5:40.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early.  

Video of the event is available here.  
Panelists Nina Butts Butts is a long-time Austinite who co-founded Texans Against Gun Violence. She is a volunteer citizen lobbyist with the Brady Campaign and Texans Against Gun Violence. Michael Cargill Cargill owns Central Texas Gun Works, a South Austin business specializing in firearms sales, personal protection training, beginning handgun classes and concealed handgun license training. Cargill has more than 20 years of firearms experience. Sam Cox Cox is a former Austin Police officer. He retired in 1995 after 31 years on the force. He was President of the Austin Police Association from 1990 to 1993. Sgt. Sam now devotes all his attention to the KLBJ AM morning show. Nelson Linder Linder is the President of the Austin chapter of the NAACP. He is an Army veteran and long-time Austinite. Linder has been an activist on issues ranging from police brutality to housing discrimination. Howard Ray SGT. (Ret.) Howard Ray is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was present during the Fort Hood mass shooting on Nov. 5, 2009. Ray encounter the shooter but he did not have his gun due to regulations prohibiting it. He founded the organization, Survivors of Gun Violence Against Gun Control. John Woods Woods was at Virginia Tech in April 2007 when 32 people, including girlfriend, were shot to death. He is a board member for Texas Gun Sense, an organization that believes there exists an individual right to bear arms, but that with all rights come responsibilities.

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Admin said...

Hello from KEYE TV News:

You are receiving this email because you either indicated you will be participating in tomorrow evening’s Town Hall Meeting at the old Georgetown Courthouse, or you may have provided names of others who will be participating and we don’t have their individual contact information.

We are very excited to be hosting this event, Guns In America: A Town Hall Meeting and hope you will find the information below to be helpful. Everyone’s participation, either as a panelist or as an audience participant, is invaluable in the event’s success – and you still have time to invite even more:

· Date of Event: Thursday, June 13, 2013

· Location: 710 Main Street, Georgetown, TX (Old Courthouse)

· Parking: Street parking around the courthouse and down the street; city parking lots about a block off the square in each direction 6th & Main and 9th & Main

· Arrival Times:

· Panel members – no later than 4:30 pm (there will be some important run-through sessions before the actual event broadcast

· Audience – anytime after 4:30pm / final seating by 5:40pm

· On-Air Broadcast: 6:05pm – 6:30pm

· Webstream Cast: 6:05pm – 7:30pm

· Seating: Each of you, and your guests, will have reserved seating on the lower level along with the panelists who will be seated down front

· Panelists:

· Nina Butts
· Michael Cargill
· Sam Cox
· Nelson Linder
· Howard Ray
· John Woods

Keith Elkins
News Assignments Manager
KEYE TV / Telemundo Austin
Direct 512.490.2110
Newsroom 512.490.2199