This week saw yet another school shooting, this one in Washington State. The Washington Post published an interesting commentary discussing the warning signs that are often present before these types of shootings occur.
Unfortunately, our current system does not afford law enforcement the ability to remove guns before a tragedy might occur in many of these types of situations.
We understand that this is complicated. The entire issue of balancing Second Amendment rights and sensible gun regulation is complicated.
If we are to make progress, we must be willing to explore these issues and have thoughtful discussions about what approaches might work.
Gun Sense Chester County has an open meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10 W. Pleasant Grove Road, W. Chester 19382 (Westminster Presbyterian Church.) If you’re interested in learning more about our group and our approach, or simply sharing your thoughts about how to achieve a balance of Second Amendment rights and sensible gun regulation, we encourage you to attend.
If you want to understand the effect gun violence has on Chester County, join us at a Rally and walk to the Memorial for the Lost on Sat. Sept. 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. The event will begin at the United Methodist Church, 129 S. High Street, West Chester 19382. We will hear brief remarks on gun violence and then walk to the Calvary Lutheran Church on S. New Street to view the Memorial. (Co-sponsored with Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.)
Tragically, since we started planning this event earlier this summer, three names have been added to the Memorial list. Gun violence hits home even here in Chester County.