In midst of gun control debate, events slated for Longmont in this week

In midst of gun control debate, events slated for Longmont in this week

Audrey Wilcox in June 2017 writes on a card a fact related to gun violence. Wilcox belongs to the Longmont chapter of Moms Demand Action, a group which supports what they call common sense gun regulations in order to decrease or stop gun violence. ( Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer ) If you go What: Screening of three modules from "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave. Cost: Free, donations accepted What: Wear Orange and Moms Demand Action community picnic When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 Where: Thompson Park, 420 Bross St. As the nation debates the extent to which the government should regulate firearms, two relatively new groups in Longmont will hold events this week encouraging people to advocate for more gun control. The Longmont Public Forum will screen modules from the documentary "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" at the Longmont Public Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Longmont Public Forum Nancy McKenna, Longmont Public Forum organizer, said that the Forum is a small group of progressive women who formed in 2017 as an offshoot of a group called Longmont Political Revolution. Longmont Political Revolution was formed in 2015 to support Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Longmont Public Forum pairs documentary screenings with panel discussions about subjects such as climate change, effects of the oil and gas industry and universal healthcare. "I was working […]

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