We should ban guns from mu­nic­i­pal build­ings

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - TOWN SQUARE - Jef­fery Ay­ers

I have re­ally strug­gled on whether I should write this let­ter, but the sub­ject and safety to oth­ers are too im­por­tant not to ad­dress the is­sue.

I am a po­ten­tial tar­get. I sit on the Moore Town­ship Zon­ing Hear­ing Board. I have have held this po­si­tion for about 10 years, and in this time I can re­mem­ber three oc­ca­sions when other board mem­bers and I be­came wor­ried about some type of vi­o­lence break­ing out.

Ei­ther the ap­pli­cant for the vari­ance was not happy with the de­ci­sion the board made or mem­bers of the au­di­ence were upset with the de­ci­sion.

As chair­man of the zon­ing board, I ap­proached the town­ship su­per­vi­sors about pass­ing an or­di­nance re­strict­ing unau­tho­rized peo­ple from bring­ing guns into the town­ship build­ing. Our town­ship so­lic­i­tor in­formed me that as of this mo­ment there is no state law that would up­hold such an or­di­nance.

I called state Reps. Mar­cia Hahn and Zach Mako and asked them to look into pass­ing a bill to sup­port my po­si­tion. That was about a month ago. No one has re­turned my phone call.

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