NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian was asked to join a closed door breakfast briefing held Feb. 5, 2013, in Washington, DC. California Congressman Mike Thompson organized the meeting. Thompson was recently named by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to chair a congressional task force on reducing and preventing gun violence. Thompson is a hunter, gun owner, former chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, and veteran who carried a military-style assault weapon during a tour in Vietnam. Thompson has named 12 vice chairs to serve on the task force. The vice chairs and Thompson will make up the task force’s leadership team. Shown at the briefing (from left) with Sebastian (center) were US Congressional representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO); John Dingell (MI); Dean of the House Elizabeth Etsy (CT); Thompson; Bobby Scott (VA); Jackie Speier (CA); David Price (NC) with his back to the camera.