The “Let’s Talk” series tackles issues impacting the Dayton community. Saturday’s meeting included members of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” and a couple people from other organizations.
“The mass shooting was really an opportunity for people to come and talk about it,” Schmidt said. “What happened in Dayton just affected people so much and it was a chance for people to come together and talk about the issue in a safe space.”
Topics of gun control and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Red Flag Law proposal were touched on and pulled apart for how they could help, and also where they might fall short.
“How do you identify a person. … How do you take every threat seriously?” Strehle said. “When a 15-year-old posts ‘I’m going to blow up the school.’ Do you take that at face value? Do you investigate afterward? So now anyone that gets angry and says something like that becomes a suspect, which is not usually a good thing. You don’t want to look strangely at everybody.”
Schmidt said the library’s series will continue to cover more tough issues impacting the Dayton area. Visit Wright Memorial Library’s website — www.wrightlibrary.org — to keep up to date with upcoming events.