• May 23, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gun Violence Prevention with Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, Colorado Ceasefire and Hunters Against Gun Violence

Can’t We All Agree that 33,000 Firearm Deaths Annually Is Too Many?

 

When we mobilized against the Ebola epidemic, only one person died.  Yet over 33,300 Americans die every year from firearms in the United States.  As many as 40,200 people died in motor vehicle crashes  according to preliminary 2016 data from the National Safety Council  and gun deaths actually outnumbered vehicle deaths in 21 states, including Colorado in 2014.   A wide range of regulations and safety measures have been instituted to reduce vehicle fatalities.   Come hear and dialogue with leaders of three organizations working together to prevent and reduce firearm fatalities through advocacy and a public health approach:

 

 

 

  • Rev. Gordon Keift, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, who is also Licensed Professional Counselor

 

  • Alana Smart, Co-Chair, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence

http://cfcu-co.org/

 

This presentation will cover:

  • Profile of firearm fatalities in Colorado and the nation
  • Background on the Second Amendment and its limitations
  • Overview of legislative measures passed to reduce firearm deaths in Colorado and new challenges
  • Examples of public health strategies, like those that have succeeded in dramatically reducing tobacco and vehicle deaths
  • How to get involved and build your skills

 

The presentation will include a video on mass shootings and a group discussion on topics like how

  • to depolarize the dialogue around firearm safety issues
  • we can work together to promote firearm safety

Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sheridan Library 3425 Oxford Ave Denver, CO 80236

Free parking and light snacks provided.