Gun violence is an issue that many don't like to discuss and, in fact, like to imagine that it is "out there," not something that is an issue in bucolic Chester County. The facts show otherwise. Here are some recent examples. In mid-September, a husband and father of two was shot and killed in West … Continue reading Gun Violence, It’s Not Just “Out There,” It Is Here
Do the Adults Need a Peace Table?
By Tom Richards, Gun Sense Chester County Board of Directors To the Willistown Board of Supervisors: When I was the head of a small Pre-K and elementary Quaker school in West Chester PA several years ago, I was always impressed with how the preschool teachers dealt with disputes between children who were three and four … Continue reading Do the Adults Need a Peace Table?
We All Have Rights to Be Considered
As part of our ongoing work to find common ground, I recently had a very enjoyable conversation with three gentlemen who are gun owners. They are also all members of the National Rifle Association, for various reasons. I always learn a lot from hearing stories of how people were introduced to guns, what they were … Continue reading We All Have Rights to Be Considered