I am a parent and educator in Golden who cares deeply about our kids’ futures, and I have been heartened to see smart gun safety ordinances being adopted by several nearby Front Range cities in recent weeks. This has been a small bright spot during a summer that has been haunted by horrific mass shootings, as well as harrowing numbers of individual gun deaths that are less likely to make the news.
Measures adopted by Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior will make people safer by prohibiting assault weapons and ghost guns, raising the age for firearm ownership to 21, limiting the carry of firearms in sensitive public places, and requiring gun safety signage at points of sale. Denver also recently prohibited concealed carry in city buildings and parks.
We should be talking about these things in Golden, and with our neighboring cities. The measures that have passed recently at the local and federal levels prove that sensible, bipartisan progress can indeed be made on gun safety. If you agree, send a message to GoldenGunSense@gmail.com to join the conversation, and reach out directly to your Golden city council members and Mayor Weinberg to ensure your voice is heard.
Adrianne Kroepsch, Golden
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