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Gun-free zone: Four more gun-control events in Brooklyn

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What did Brooklyn say to the gun? You’re fired!

In addition to the comedy show that shall not be named, Brooklyn will host a handful of other anti-gun events and fund-raisers in the next few weeks. In the wake of the tragic deaths of 17 students in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month, surviving students from Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School have organized a March For Our Lives in Washington, DC, on March 24 in support of stricter gun control laws. Stop at one of the following events to support the students and other gun control groups.

Nothing funny about guns

The “Never Again” comedy show and fund-raiser will feature some heavy hitters in the comedy scene, including Mike Birbiglia, Seth Herzog, Michelle Buteau, Jo Firestone, Christian Finnegan, and Dave Hill, along with musician Lena Hall. Ticket sales will benefit the Stoneman Douglas High School Victims Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that lobbies for stricter gun control laws, and March For Our Lives. The show will be followed by a silent auction in the bar’s front room.

“Never Again” at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. March 21 at 7:30 pm. $25 ($20 in advance).

On the march

In addition to the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC on March 24, sympathizing groups in cities and towns around the country have organized their own walks against the out-of-control weapons. Here in Brooklyn, the Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative has sponsored its own march, which will meet at the corner of Mermaid and Stillwell avenues at 11 am, and then travel down Mermaid to 36th Street, cross Surf Avenue to the Boardwalk, ending at Asser Levy Park near the Aquarium. Councilman Mark Treyger will speak at the gathering, along with student and community leaders.

March For Our Lives at the corner of Mermaid and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island, March 24 at 11 am. Free.

Drink and disarm

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg has introduced a temporary, tropical tiki drink called the Woogie, featuring two kinds of rum, coconut, pineapple, lime, and falernum, and $5 from the sale of each drink will go to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund. The special will continue throughout the theater’s Spring Break Film Series, which runs from March 24 to April 8.

Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. March 24–April 8.

Living on a prayer

Another comedy show and fund-raiser, titled “Thoughts and Prayers: A Mandatory Assembly” aims to send something more substantial than good intentions to Everytown For Gun Safety — it’s sending cold hard cash, with all of the proceeds from the show going to the gun-control group. The show’s lineup includes Ilana Glazer, from “Broad City,” Jo Firestone, Dan Soder, Aparna Nancherla, and hosts Kristen Buckels and Lacey Jeka.

“Thoughts and Prayers” at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. April 10 at 8 pm. $12 ($10 in advance).

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at broundy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Updated 5:47 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Good to know that the gun control laws of the city The Sullivan law (1911) and the 1967 Firearms registration act have kept this city shooting free.
March 20, 9:30 am
Karl from Boerum.Hill says:
How many innocents do abortions kill every year? When and where do we march against abortions?
March 20, 12:18 pm
Suri from Park Slope says:
Planned Parenthood makes a business out of mass murders and selling the body parts. That's wonderful!
March 20, 1:08 pm
Asamed of the turds posting from above my post says:
^^^I had no idea there were so many stupid people in Brooklyn, like the ones posting above^^^
March 20, 6:14 pm
Noah from Park Slope says:
How smart is someone who can't spell ashamed?
March 21, 6:08 am
SCR from Realityville says:
Homicide-plagued cities,such as Baltimore,Chicago,Detroit,St.Louis;e-tc.need to adopt NYC-like,Zero-Tolerance,"anti(illegal)Gun-Possession"laws. In our city,if you are,so much as,found in-possession of an"illegal"firearms;you do(prison) time. There are no,buts, or ifs;about this.
March 21, 2 pm

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