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Letter To The Editor: No Gun Shows In Westchester

Paul Feiner, Town of Greenburgh supervisor
Paul Feiner, Town of Greenburgh supervisor Photo Credit: Greenburgh website

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There were two tragic gun shootings during the holiday season in Mount Vernon.

The city of Mount Vernon mourned the loss of a 13-year-old girl who was unintentionally shot and killed in broad daylight on Saturday, Dec. 3.

A few days before that incident there was another gun shooting at a Mount Vernon nightclub. An innocent man lost his life.

These incidents highlight the fact that guns kill people — intentionally and unintentionally.

Shortly before these murders took place, County Executive Rob Astorino announced that the Westchester County gun show at the County Center would be held during the weekend of January 21-22.

Gun shows haven’t been held at the County Center since the Sandy Hook massacre four years ago. Some legislators, residents and I are disgusted that a gun and knife show should be held at a government building.

The Board of Legislators will be voting on legislation to ban gun shows at government-owned buildings on Jan. 9 at the County Office Building in White Plains at 7 p.m. I expect to attend the meeting and will urge the legislature to approve the legislation.

If people want to purchase guns buy the guns from private dealers — not at a government taxpayer funded building.

The county should not promote the purchase of guns. When an accident occurs it could be fatal. Outraged residents who agree that gun shows should be banned at the County Center should attend the County Board of Legislators meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 at 148 Martine Ave, White Plains.

Greenburg Town Supervisor Paul Feiner

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