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Eight years after a gunman opened fire in Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square mall, Carolyn Tuft and Anne Bagley found themselves in the same bank line.

Bagley had been at the mall on Feb. 12, 2007, to eat dinner with her two daughters and two granddaughters. They all escaped unharmed. But the gunman shot Tuft three times and killed her 15-year-old daughter, Kirsten Hinckley.

At the bank, Bagley recognized Tuft and introduced herself. When the two of them got outside, they talked. That’s when Tuft told Bagley about Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Tuft had recently started a chapter in Utah.

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“I feel like I have a little bit of power now to make a difference, to make us all safer,” Bagley said in an interview Thursday. She oversees membership for the Utah chapter.

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