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Town Hall on Gun Regulations, Legislation Wednesday

Local and state representatives will answer resident questions and provide gun safety advice.

Local and state representatives will meet with residents Wednesday night to talk about gun regulations, common sense gun laws and gun safety in response to Lower Merion residents' concerns in the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting.

The town hall meeting, hosted by Lower Merion Township Commissioner Rick Churchill (Penn Wynne/Wynnewood), will be held at Penn Wynne Library at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The full release is reprinted below:

Lower Merion Township Commissioner Rick Churchill will host a town hall meeting on February 27 to clarify current gun regulations in Pennsylvania and to provide a question-answer session for constituents.

The meeting, to be held at the Penn Wynne Library starting at 7:30 p.m., comes in reaction to constituents’ concern in the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, CT.

Many neighbors have expressed concern about the status of current gun laws in our state and the Lower Merion Police Department has expressed similar concern, noting that most citizens are not aware of current regulations.

Speakers include neighborhood attorney Mark McAlpine, who will present an overview of current gun regulations.  Zac Hoover from State Senator Daylin Leach’s office and Michael Bettinger from State Representative Tim Briggs office will discuss the legislative status of any common sense gun laws. Lastly, the Lower Merion Police Department will give advice on responsible gun ownership and safety.

The meeting is open to all neighbors and interested citizens in the area.

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