Ed­u­ca­tion, en­gage­ment can pre­vent shoot­ings

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Ed­i­tor, Thank you for pub­lish­ing “AP Study: Ac­ci­den­tal shoot­ings claim teens, young chil­dren in New York, north­ern New Jersey,” Oct. 15, 2016,.

How will we open a sane con­ver­sa­tion about gun safety? Even in bu­colic Wood­stock, we have a me­mo­rial field named af­ter Andy Lee, who was ac­ci­den­tally shot to death when I was a sec­on­dor third-grader in 1954.

Every one wants to keep their chil­dren safe, gun own­ers and non-own­ers alike. Safety ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment are the only way in this po­lar­ized cli­mate.

Sarah Meck­lem mem­ber. New York­ers Against Gun Vi­o­lence/Ul­ster County Wood­stock

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