Congresswoman Lowey Holds Roundtable on Gun Issues; Ramapo Touts School Safety Policies

Congresswoman Nita Lowey held a round-table discussion last week in Westchester on gun violence and prevention following the Florida school shooting that killed 17 earlier this month. Lowey said common sense reforms are necessary to reduce gun violence, keep guns away from dangerous people, and improve public safety…

Audio: Nita Lowey

Lowey is on the congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and she sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan last week asking him to allow a vote to lift the ban on federal gun violence research. Ramapo police chief Brad Weidel told “The Morning Show” Friday that his department will occasionally go into area schools unannounced and do security checks…

Audio: Brad Weidel

As far as the suggestion that teachers could be armed and help provide protection if necessary, town Communications Director Phil Tisi said teachers don’t want to carry guns…

Audio: Phil Tisi

Tisi says Ramapo is proud of its School Resource Officers program, and everyone would be better off if police and teachers interacted more with kids, rather than strictly being reactive to them after something goes wrong.

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