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Gun violence forum held in Malden

Posted by Jarret Bencks  April 12, 2013 11:44 AM

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Senator Katherine Clark, Cathy MacMullin of the Malden Teen Enrichment Center, and teens from Malden High School attend the community forum on gun violence prevention at the Markey Senior Center.


The following was submitted by State Sen. Katherine Clark's office: State Senator Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, and Mayor Gary Christenson convened a forum on gun violence prevention at the Markey Senior Center in Malden Wednesday.

The panel, moderated by Senator Clark, featured Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, Representative David Linsky, D-Natick, Professor David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health, John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence, and Dawn Tringas and Molly Malloy of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Panelists discussed gun violence in Massachusetts and the nation, legislation at the state and federal level, community efforts to prevent violence, and actions that all individuals and families can take. Audience members, including students from Malden High School, submitted questions and comments to the panel.

"Every day in this country we lose eight children to gun violence, and it is clear that no community is immune,” said Senator Clark. “We owe it to our children to do more to stop gun violence. This panel confirmed now is the time to take action.”

"I commend the efforts of Senator Clark and I look forward to working with her and all legislators to strengthen and enforce laws that will take illegal guns off our streets,” said Mayor Christenson. “It is not my intention to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners, but rather the goal is to aggressively pursue those who illegally obtain firearms."

The forum will be broadcast on MATV.

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Panelists at the gun violence prevention forum held in Malden on April 10: Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, Senator Katherine Clark, John Rosenthal, Representative David Linsky, Dawn Tringas, Molly Malloy, and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson.


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