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Full Crowd Convenes at Longmont Museum for Gun Discussion

September 13, 2018

A community discussion on reducing the risk of gun violence drew 120 people who signed up for a “World Cafe” talk at the Longmont museum on Wednesday evening.

Organizer Steve Kukic said 120 people signed up online — according to the sign-up website, registration reached capacity — and the number of people participating was a little higher because of city council members in attendance.

Kukic said organizers plan on compiling a report on the discussion which they hope to release by mid-October.

Organizers utilized the World Cafe model for the discussion, which involves breaking up people into groups around tables where they take two questions as a prompt.

For the purposes of the event at the Longmont Museum, attendees were asked “What can we do collectively to reduce the risk and respect rights?” and “What can I do individually to collectively reduce the risk and respect rights?”

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley, who was in attendance on Wednesday, declined to read a Longmont Firearms and Safety Awareness Day proclamation at the city council meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, he encouraged residents to attend Wednesday’s discussion.

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