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P-B Dialogue Monday on gun violence

After the latest mass killings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino, many people are asking, is there really nothing that can be done to prevent these types of tragedies? Are more restrictive gun laws the answer, or do we need less restrictive laws so more people can defend themselves?

What's being done to improve mental health services and identify people who are at risk of violence?

What about the terrorism threat? Should people who are on the federal "do not fly" list be allowed to buy guns in the U.S.?

At 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Rochester Public Library auditorium, we'll have a Post-Bulletin Dialogue to talk about gun violence in America and what can be done to address it. Joining Managing Editor Jay Furst will be DFL state Rep. Kim Norton, of Rochester; GOP Rep. Duane Quam, of Byron: Post-Bulletin outdoors columnist Eric Atherton; Gene German, a certified firearms instructor in the Twin Cities; and possibly other panelists, who will take questions and hear comments from the audience.

Post-Bulletin Dialogues are free, informal conversations about issues in the news. For details, go to the Furst Draft blog at Postbulletin.com .

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