More than 58,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War. This roughly equates to the same number killed by firearms in the United States every two years.
Some Americans believe that the nation has a gun violence problem and they want to know why and what can be done about it.
These questions will be the focus of a two-hour interactive public conversation on gun violence in America.
The discussion panel will begin at 7 p.m. on March 5, at the Nebraska Union Auditorium, on 14th and R streets.
"Point Blank: A Conversation about Gun Violence" will feature seven panelists, each representing a different perspective.
They will discuss what they see as both the problems and potential solutions to gun violence in America. Susan Poser, dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, will serve as moderator.
The event is free and open to the public.
It also will be televised on TimeWarner cable Channel 21, broadcast on Radio KRNU, 90.3 FM, and live-streamed at http://NewsNetNebraska.org.
Interested individuals can follow the discussion on Twitter at #unlpointblank and find details on Facebook at http://facebook.com/unlpointblank.