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Panel discussion on gun laws planned for Jan. 30 in Manhasset

Michelle Schimel at her office on Thursday, July

Michelle Schimel at her office on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Photo Credit: James Escher

Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) and gun regulation activists plan to discuss gun laws at a panel discussion Jan. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.

The church's Social Justice Committee will host a panel called "Gun Sense in America." Schimel will be joined by the executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Leah Gunn Barrett; founding member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, June Rubin; and author and activist Lois Schaffer.

Panelists are expected to discuss the demand for tougher federal and state gun laws.

Aaron Watkins-Lopez is to moderate the panel, which is free and open to the public.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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