Press Release

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON QUESTION 1: STATE BALLOT INITIATIVE TO EXPAND FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECKS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 P.M.

-Event to be open to the public.  Also available via Livestream, Facebook
Live and live-tweeted using #mobmuseumtownhall @themobmuseum.

-Panelists to explain the initiative and its implications, and take questions
from audience.

-Representatives on both sides of the issue will express viewpoints.
-Onsite voter registration will be available.

LAS VEGAS (September 2016) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a special Town Hall discussion about Question 1, the Nevada State ballot initiative to expand firearm background checks, on Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. In addition, onsite voter registration will be available.

“One of the most important duties a museum performs is to facilitate dialogue about issues that relate to its subject matter and directly impact people’s lives,” said Jonathan Ullman, executive director and CEO, The Mob Museum. “This event presents an opportunity for members of the community to understand the upcoming ballot initiative more thoroughly while participating in a civil and detailed discussion.”

Panelists representing both sides of the issue will explain what the initiative means and why they are or are not in favor of its passage. Town Hall panelists will include:

  • Stavros S. Anthony, councilman, City of Las Vegas.
  • Jennifer Crowe, spokesperson for Nevadans for Background Checks.
  • Dan Reid, state legislative liaison, National Rifle Association.
  • William Sousa, professor and director of the Center for Crime and Justice Policy at UNLV.
  • Steve Wolfson, district attorney, Clark County.

College of Southern Nevada history professor and president of the Las Vegas League of Women Voters, Sondra Cosgrove, will moderate the panel.

“In line with the Museum’s Core Value of Commitment to Community, we feel it important to host a balanced panel of local experts who will frame the issue and provide a public forum for questions and answers,” explains Kimberly Kindig, director of strategic partnerships, The Mob Museum.

The event is free for Nevada residents only, but reservations must be made in advance. For more information or to reserve space, click here or call (702) 229-2734. In addition, this Town Hall discussion will be viewable via Livestream, on Facebook Live and will be live-tweeted using the hashtag #mobmuseumtownhall. Follow the Museum’s Twitter account at @themobmuseum.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 1,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.