First responders stand on the field on Nov. 1, 2023, as locals cheer after a moment of silence for the victims of the Lewiston shooting prior to a high school football game between Lewiston High School and Edward Little High School in Lewiston. Credit: Matt York / AP

On Oct. 25, a gunman killed 18 people at a Lewiston bowling alley and bar in the deadliest mass shooting in Maine history.

A robust conversation is now building around whether to change Maine’s gun laws or address the state’s mental health system in the wake of clear warning signs about the shooter’s mental state that were raised repeatedly to police in the month before the killings.

The Bangor Daily News plans to survey state lawmakers in the coming week about how they want to respond to the Lewiston shootings. Before that, we wanted to ask readers for input. Give us your thoughts in the questionnaire below.

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after time at the Kennebec Journal. He lives in Augusta, graduated from the University of Maine in 2012 and has a master's degree from the University...