|Craig Whitney. Photo: Heidi Whitney|
The event will take place 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 28.
"Our attitudes toward guns are utterly polarized," says the publisher's summary of the book,"leaving basic questions unasked: How can we reconcile the individual right to own and use firearms with the right to be safe from gun violence? Is keeping guns out of the hands of as many law-abiding Americans as possible really the best way to keep them out of the hands of criminals? And do 30,000 of us really have to die by gunfire every year as the price of a freedom protected by the Constitution?"
The discussion will be moderated by Bob Margolis, CEO of Farmington-based TANGO, The Alliance for Non-Profit Growth and Opportunity, which help non-profits save money on professional service firms. Margolis, a conservative, is a pistol permit instructor and a member of the Metacomet Gun Club.
The intent is civil discourse on a very timely and important subject, in the spirit of Mark Twain's endless curiosity and deep concern about the ills of society and humanity. The hour-long program will be followed by a book signing.
The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford, are open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, noon to 5:30 pm. The Museum is closed Tuesdays January through March. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org.