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Stillman to participate in gun safety forum

October 4, 2013

Walpole Police Chief Richard Stillman is scheduled to participate in a gun safety forum, hosted by the Westwood-Walpole League of Women Voters, at the Westwood Public Library on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The four-person panel that will be taking audience questions and discussing guns and gun safety includes Stillman, along with Westwood Police Chief Jeffrey Silva, State Rep. David Linsky, and Jake Sullivan, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s liaison to Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Walpole residents who want to ask questions and discuss guns are welcome to attend.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. mike permalink
    October 4, 2013 1:16 PM

    And I have to ask other then the police chief how many of them have any kind of training in or have ever held and shot a firearm? There is no issue in Mass and never has been and a law only effects legal gun owners, it fails to stop someone bent on doing a evil act with a firearm. A firearm is a tool and like any tool it can be miss used!! But if you look at data legal owned guns are used in less then 2% of the time in the country. The panel is loaded with anti-guns I can bet you not one of them is pro-gun at all.

    • Scott permalink
      October 4, 2013 1:42 PM

      Mike, they’re not concerned with how this law will protect people, they’re concerned about passing laws that make it look like they’re doing something when in fact they don’t have a solution to the problem of violence in the US. Everything Linksy proposes would violate 2nd amendment rights and only affect law-abiding citizens. They overlook the fact that criminals don’t care about laws. This panel is stacked with anti’s and they’ll all try to one-up each other. If you look at CDC death rates you would ban pools and cars long before you would ban guns, to, as they say ‘save just one more life’.

  2. October 5, 2013 7:26 PM

    Scott you hit the nail on the head, to look like they are doing something. They tout that they have cut accidental deaths from firearms by 50% since 1998, YES! in 1998 there were 2 in 2011 there was 1, that is a 50% cut, but of what?

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