How to Win the Fight against Gun Violence in America, with Robyn Thomas

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy

Robyn Thomas is the Executive Director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She supervises the Center’s work drafting and defending safer gun laws, as well as educating legislators about evidence-based gun policy. Under her leadership, the Giffords Law Center has advanced robust policies that are proven to be most effective in solving our nation’s gun violence epidemic.A nationally-known expert on gun violence, Thomas has served as an expert witness before state, local, and national lawmakers. In 2008, she oversaw the Center’s efforts to coordinate the drafting and filing of all amicus briefs in the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller and continues to supervise the legal team’s tracking and analysis of Second Amendment litigation. Most recently, Robyn spearheaded the creation of the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce, a joint venture between top law firms and the gun violence prevention movement, and Giffords Law Center’s Urban Gun Violence Initiative, aiming to save lives through a combination of community intervention strategies and gun laws.