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Norwalk Forum Takes on Gun Issue

You can brainstorm ways to solve the problems of gun violence with the Rev. Lindsay Curtis and other community leaders Sunday at Norwalk City Hall in a forum sponsored by the InterFaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut . The Rev. Kate Heichler is hoping that the Stand Against Gun Violence "will galvanize a much-needed public conversation about social values."

"We talk about 'taking back the streets,'" Heichler, president of the Interfaith Council, said in a statement. "Let's figure out how ordinary people can stand with the police, both to criminals and to those who would give unfettered access to weapons, even to the mentally ill. As a society, we need to balance our values of life and security with personal freedoms. We need to choose life."

Participants will gather in "solution roundtables" to brainstorm community solutions, after community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, speak on the topic of gun violence. Himes, D-4th District, introduced legislation in January that would prohibit high-capacity gun magazines, such as those used in January's massacre in Tucson, Ariz.

The event is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Norwalk City Hall.

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