Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Representative David Linsky’s bill to further regulate the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increase the sales tax on firearms and ammunition was the hot topic at Monday’s gun violence discussion in Foxborough.
Editor’s note: This is Part I of an ongoing series that examines the issue of gun violence in Massachusetts and Rep. Linsky's proposed bill. Area legislators, including Attleboro state Rep. Paul Heroux, agreed during a discussion on gun violence in Foxborough Monday that firearm-related deaths in Massachusetts—and the United States—is a significant problem that requires more than one solution to effectively address. The two-hour discussion, which was sponsored by the Foxborough Democratic Town Committee, centered on state Rep. David Linsky's (D-Natick) proposed bill H 3253 to further regulate the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increase the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition in an act to reduce gun violence and to …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Attleboro representative will be among the speakers at an event Monday in Foxborough.
Attleboro state Rep. Paul Heroux and other government officials will speak at a gun violence discussion Monday in Foxborough. Hosted by the Foxborough Democratic Town Committee, the session will begin at 7 p.m. at the Foxborough Public Safety Building, which is located at 8 Chestnut St. Among the speakers will be state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), who is the sponsor of a bill that calls for further regulations on the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increasing the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. This bill has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, chaired by Sen. James Timilty, whose district includes Attleboro. The event is open to the public.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The program will include discussions on guns, sex offenders and bullying.
Wednesday, January 23
As reported last week, state Rep. Paul Heroux will host a program tonight on youth safety at the United Way of Greater Attleboro, which is located at 247 Maple St. in Attleboro. Heroux issued the following information this week on the program's format: Part 1 - Heroux will talk about the legislation he filed as it applies to keeping kids safe from sex offenders and bullies (within part one, any district elected official that would like to speak will be given a moment to do so). Part 2 - Includes a panel discussion of local experts, which will include someone from: There will be a time for questions and answers for Representative Heroux and the panel.