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June 19: Guns and Violence

Violence takes many forms and claims many lives. The United States has a particularly violent history and continues to have among the highest rates of violence of any developed country in the world. While the US murder rate has dropped in half over the last decade, we are, or rate of 4.8 per 1,000 population is triple the rate for Canada. Iceland's murder rate is a mere o.3.

Join our dialogue about ways to reduce the level of violence in society, from media to Main Street. We invite your calls and email with questions, comments and ideas for making our lives more peaceful..

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Pret Bjorn, RN Regional Trauma Coordinator
Eastern Maine Health


Pret Bjorn

Peter Sly Principal Independent legal consultant 2003 – Present (10 years) Peter is active with Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence.

Peter is a specialist in water, Indian, energy and ethics law, his practice has included Indian water settlements, federal water rights, the Colorado River, FERC relicensing, the Endangered Species Act, and water matters related to the PG&E bankruptcy.

Peter Sly


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