The Summit Interfaith Council, which includes CFCU members Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church and Synagogue of the Summit, held a screening of “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” in Breckenridge on July 10. Some 55 people attended the screening, which was followed by a discussion involving a panel of six elected officials and gun violence experts.
Pat McShane of High Country UU Church opened the meeting and Rev. Robert Franken of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church give an opening meditation and prayer. Following the film, LOTM member Diane Luellen led a lively discussion that touched on ways to offset the massive amounts of money the NRA gives to candidates and office holders ($27 million), safe storage of guns in homes, and the current gun violence situation in Summit County. Panelists included State Representative Millie Hamner, District Attorney Bruce Brown, Summit County Supervisor Karn Stiegelmeier, Jerry Arca of CFCU, Beverly Breakstone of Synagogue of the Summit, and Rob Murphy, director of Summit Victims Advocates.
Attendees were urged to educate themselves and others on where candidates stand on gun issues before the November elections and vote accordingly.
The event was covered by the Summit Daily News. Here is a link to their story: http://f2f.click/oQG
For anyone interested in scheduling a showing of “Making a Killing” at their congregation, please contact Alana Smart at email@example.com.