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How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in our Community?

Issue Guide from The National Issues Forum

Given the recent tragedies from gun violence, this deliberative guide is a valuable resource for groups, churches, or organizations looking to explore various approaches to preventing mass shootings.

When we talk to people on both sides of the gun debate, they talk about safety, what does it mean to feel safe in our communities?

Deliberative frameworks move participants away from soundbites into a values-based discussion considering the benefits & trade-offs of different approaches to find ways forward together.

Opportunities for further reflection:

  • What does it mean for you to feel safe in your community? How has that sense of safety been compromised by recent incidents?

  • How have you been affected, directly or indirectly, by gun violence?