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

By: - January 30, 2020 8:32 pm

(l-r): Reporter Josh Vaughn, Researcher Eileen Ahlin, Trooper 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: 


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

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Cassie Miller
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.