March 16: City Club Forum-We Need to Talk about Gun Safety in Central Oregon in partnership with The Bulletin

Thursday, March 16, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)


A 2020 survey by the RAND Corporation estimated that 50.8% of Oregon households own a gun. Our communities live with the prevalence of guns in our society and the deep polarization of the issue. Join the City Club of Central Oregon and The Bulletin as we host a moderated discussion with panelists sharing their perspectives on why it is so difficult to find agreement on what gun safety means and how to normalize discussing the issue. This forum is focused on how we discuss gun safety and why it has different meanings. It is not a forum designed to debate, encourage or discourage gun ownership. 

Moderated by Zack Demars, Special Projects Reporter with The Bulletin


  • Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing at Oregon State University
  • Dr. Torree McGowan, M.D., FACEP, Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Charles Medical Group
  • Shannon Monihan, CEO, Red Frog Team and Executive Director, Downtown Bend


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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes
2850 NW Rippling River Court
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Kim Gammond
Thursday, March 16, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)
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