Lexington Selectmen start planning townwide conversation on gun control

July 08. 2016 3:49AM

“I consider Lexington a pretty safe town,” said Selectman Peter Kelley at the board’s June 27 meeting. “I’m not a fan of seeing us spend taxpayer dollars to have a conversation.”

In April, Town Meeting approved an article calling on selectmen to initiate a town-wide discussion on gun control to eventually lead to the creation of recommendations for a change in state law. The vote came after hours of debate and was on a revised version of an article that initially called for creating Lexington-specific bylaws regulation gun ownership in town.

Selectmen Joe Pato and Michelle Ciccolo, who were asked by their colleagues to research methods of carrying out the conversation, presented a $10,800 proposal from Cambridge-based Public Conversations Project.

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