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Gun violence will be the topic of a panel discussion in Carbondale

A gun in a case is about to be locked up.
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A panel discussion on gun violence is going to be held in Carbondale this weekend.

The local "Moms Demand Action for Gun sense in America" hopes some from the Arbor district and the community at large will attend the panel discussion, "How Gun Violence Affects Everyone."

The Arbor District Association held a meeting last January in the midst of a spate of shootings in the neighborhood and throughout the city.

Sheila Simon will moderate the panel discussion which will feature panelists Jackson County State's Attorney Joe Cervantez, a Carbondale Police deputy chief, Father Joseph Brown, Ginger Rye, Claire Killman & Dan Selack, a psychologist who also has been affected by gun violence.

Cervantez will bring free gun locks to distribute.

Carbondale Mayor Carolin Harvey will be a guest speaker to answer questions.

The panel discussion will be held at the Carbondale Civic Center on Saturday, September 16 from 3-5 p.m.

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