U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was among the attendees at the event, which was held at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. The event came amid a growing national conversation about how to address the bevy of mass shootings and gun-related crimes.

It’s a conversation that hits close to home at this university. On June 28, five people were killed at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, including Rob Hiaasen, a journalism lecturer at this university, and alumni Gerald Fischman and John McNamara.

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