CALLING ON ON WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROB ASTORINO TO BAN GUN SHOWS AT THE COUNTY CENTER- AN ACTION HE TEMPORARILY TOOK AFTER THE SCHOOL MASSACRE IN CONNECTICUT IN 2012.
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. County Executive Astorino temporarily banned gun shows at the County Center after the school massacre in Connecticut in 2012 but allowed the gun shows to resume the following year.
The easy availability of guns could be a factor in the recent Oregon tragedy and in gun violence incidents around the nation. People have a right to purchase guns and to own guns but government should not be encouraging gun ownership. Using a government building to sell guns should not be allowed.
I have been pushing for a ban on gun shows at the County Center for many years.
From: Paul Feiner
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2015 9:20 AM
Subject: FW: Tragedy in Oregon highlights need to ban gun shows at government buildings
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
County Office Building
White Plains, NY
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 below). 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 (see below)--although the gunshowtrader.com site leads one to believe that a gun show will be scheduled at the center next year. Since no gun show is currently scheduled, there would be no inconvenience to anyone if the gun show is banned.
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
https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/new-york-city/ No gun show at county center currently scheduled!
Greenburgh Town Supervisor