‘There’s no blueprint’ Capital-Star convenes forum on gun violence

Editor John Micek, Josh Vaughn, Eileen Ahlin, Brent Miller, Erin Buchner.

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star hosted its first ever #PennForward forum. 

The first forum, which discussed the issue of gun violence in Pennsylvania, was joined by a 5-member panel of experts that weighed in on the issue. 

The panelists included Dr. Eileen Ahlin, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg; Joshua Vaughn, crime reporter for The Appeal; Erin Buchner, volunteer state legislative lead at Moms Demand and Brent Miller, a Pennsylvania state trooper. 

Among other topics, the panelists discussed gun violence prevention measures, suicide, and the portrayal of gun violence in the media. 

The forum can be viewed here: 

Catch our #PennForward forum on gun violence live.

Posted by Pennsylvania Capital-Star on Thursday, January 30, 2020

It will also be rebroadcast by Pennsylvania Cable Network TV later in the week.

Cassie Miller
A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.