Sen. Dinah Sykes, Rep. Cindy Holscher gather public input on violence and gun reform

State lawmakers, community leaders and local residents gathered on Saturday to discuss gun reform.

Compromise was the unofficial word of the day in a brainstorming session on gun violence last weekend.

Led by Sen. Dinah Sykes and Rep. Cindy Holscher, the community forum and brainstorming session Saturday was the state lawmakers’ way to bring the community together to discuss the increasingly polarizing topic of gun violence and its effects on the community, as well as gun reform and ways to prevent and reduce the number of deaths by gun.