Mercury News: Quilt museum invites community to have its say on gun violence

Visitors to “Guns: Loaded Conversations,” the current, thought-provoking show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, have been quietly giving their opinions on gun control — with spent bullet casings. They do this by dropping a shell, which can be picked up at the front desk, into one of several clear cylinders placed near the entrance labeled with various positions in the debate.

It’s not surprising in the liberal South Bay that “Civilians should only own firearms for hunting and shooting sports” leads the pack, with “Only the military and law enforcement” in second place. But when I last checked, “Civilians should be free to own and operate any firearm” was third, showing there’s still some diversity of opinion coming through the doors.

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