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I sent the following letter to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino this morning calling on the county to once again ban gun shows at government buildings. Astorino temporarily banned gun shows at the County Center after the school massacre in Connecticut in 2012, but allowed the shows to resume the following year.
I have been pushing for a ban on gun shows at the County Center for many years.
Here is the letter I sent:
Dear County Executive Astorino:
The tragedy in Oregon highlights the need to ban gun shows at government buildings. Although people have the right to purchase and own guns, the easy availability of guns may be a contributing factor to the recent tragedy in Oregon and the violence taking place around the country. Shortly after the massacre in Connecticut, you courageously cancelled the gun show at the Westchester County Center ( see article ).
However, the gun shows resumed at the County Center the following year. I checked the websites. Doesn't seem like any gun shows are currently scheduled for 2016 at the County Center – although the site does lead one to believe a gun show will be scheduled at the center next year.
I am calling on the county to ban all gun shows at the County Center. Gun shows were banned by former County Executive Andrew Spano in 1999 in the wake of Columbine. It's not the place of government to encourage gun ownership
Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor
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