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Upcoming Events

Check out the FAQs for the gun buyback events. (Preguntas Frecuentes) Compensation rates may vary, see event links for specifics.

(Event Links added as details announced)

  • Feb 25 - Buyback/Safe Surrender at Columbine United Church 11am to 1pm Event Link
  • April 15 - Buyback/Safe Surrender at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, details TBD
  • May 13 -1–3PM, Safe Surrender 4-5PM, Blacksmith Demonstration  - 15 Overbrook Place, Asheville, NC Details
  • June 10 - Buyback/Safe Surrender at Cure D'Ars Catholic Church. 10am to Noon 3201 Dahlia St, Denver, CO Details
  • Aug 16-18 - Parliament of World Religions Chicago, IL
  • Sept 8 - Gun To Garden Tool Demonstration/Forum in  Fort Collins, CO Plymouth UCC Church 7pm
    916 W Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526 Details
  • Sept 9 - Buyback/Safe Surrender in  Fort Collins, CO Plymouth UCC Church 10am to Noon
    916 W Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526 Details
  • October 14 - Firearm Safe Surrender Event, Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Noon to 2pm
    1241 Ceres Drive Lafayette, CO 80026  Details
  • Dec 9 2023 - Buyback/Safe Surrender in Denver, details TBD


  • Club Q Processing Circles, Monthly gatherings in Colorado Springs in partnership with Restorative Rainbow Alliance. Contact gro.slootwar@ofni for details.
  • March 9 - Exec Director, Mike Martin, Speaking event in Denver, TBA
  • June - Gun Violence Awareness Month, Events TBA
  • July - Mennonite Church USA national gathering July 3-6
  • October 19-22nd: Black Mountain, NC LEAF Global Arts Festival Demonstrations 10am to 4pm (RAWtools South)
  • December 1 - 30: Exhibit at Colorado Springs Fine Art Center - All month including gun to garden tool demos TBA
If you’d like to host an event with Mike Martin and RAWtools, Shane Claiborne and RAWTools Philly, OR BOTH please fill out this form. We will do our best to create an event within your budget, that integrates the voices of people who have been impacted by gun violence, along with other musicians or artists. We will also send you the details of what is required to bring the blacksmithing equipment and do a LIVE demonstration, transforming a gun into a garden tool in your community.
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