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Sen. Meyer to Host Forum on Gun Control Legislation Sunday

Durham senator invites residents to open discussion in Guilford on legislative efforts over gun control.

 

Sunday, January 13th, Senator Ed Meyer will hold an informational meeting on gun control legislation. The meeting will take place at the First Congregational Church in Guilford at 11:15 AM.  

"Senator Meyer has spoken to firearms specialists around the state in preparation for a legislative session where gun control is expected to be a high profile issue," the press release said.

According to the press release, the forum is meant to educate those who attend on the various gun control bills that are pending before the legislature. Additionally, Sen. Meyer will discuss his own proposal. 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to offer feedback to Sen. Meyer on the issue of gun control. Check out what the Senator has to say briefly on the issue in this video on his webpage

What would you tell your government officials about the issue of gun control? Tell us in the comments. 

Rick January 12, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Mental health is the excuse this time, violent video games last time, soft judges the time before that. Funny thing is there's always a gun and ammunition involved. No one is saying a $1 a round, just something fair, and it would go into a dedicated fund for dealing with these issues. There's a federal gas tax to maintain roads, so why not one to maintain the peace? For once, it would be constructive to admit there is a problem, not point fingers and cooperate to develop a solution.
Jim in Durham January 13, 2013 at 12:11 AM
"A dedicated fund " ? All monies now go to the general fund,in Hartford and Washington. The main problem is there are too many people wandering around with mental health issues. Don't believe me,take a ride to Middletown's North End . How many people remember when the little girl was killed in Middletown during the sidewalk sale by a CVH patient on a day pass ? Banning/regulating an inanimate object is not going to change the mind of a deranged person . Lets go after large bottles of alcohol and cars that are as fast or faster than state police cruisers .
Susan C January 13, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Actually as of this Sunday morning our extremist Sen Ed Meyer is officially under investigation for waving around a BB gun during todays PUBLIC forum which was illegal. LOL, HYPOCRITE
Walter Corbiere January 13, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Hi Guys as I mentioned on Guilford Patch: The gun-rights activist who called the police seems to have misread Section 53-206. He asked that an arrest be made under 53-206(a) However: Section 53-206(b)(5) and 53-206(b)(6) provide clear exceptions to this rule. This was an "authorized event" and and the church Peace Affirmation and Justice Committee chose to invite the Senator onto its property specifically to discuss the current state of the law and what can be done to reduce gun violence in America. The relevant text of 53-206(b) is below "(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to . . . (5) the carrying of a BB. gun by any person taking part in a supervised event or competition of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America or in any other authorized event or competition while taking part in such event or competition or while transporting such weapon to or from such event or competition; and (6) the carrying of a BB. gun by any person upon such person's own property or the property of another person provided such other person has authorized the carrying of such weapon on such property, and the transporting of such weapon to or from such property. ------------------------------------------- If Estelle Margolis brought a BB gun to a town hall meeting it would seem that neither exception (5) or (6) apply, unless a town official asked her to bring it for some reason.
Mike Butler January 14, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Oh it's about mental illness all right, namely the insanity to introduce an idiotic measure like this one. And Rev. Ed knows that it is way too early for April Fool's Day, but the bill's punch line is a howler— "Statement of Purpose: To reduce the use of guns for criminal purposes." No, what it really does is create criminals out of anyone who owns nearly any gun manufactured in the past 150 years. It takes real chutzpah for Rev. Ed to hold his grandstanding dog-and-pony show in a church on Sunday morning; I'm just not sure whether it's because he wants to play reverend or play G-d. He's no dummy—he knows as well as I do that this PR stunt of a bill will never make it out of committee, if it even gets that far. Riddle me this, don'tcha think he did it so that any draconian gun grab he and Looney Marty put up afterward, be it mag capacity bans or whatever, will look "generous" or "reasonable" by comparison?

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