Meeting to debate guns in schools and churches

ALBANY, Ga. — With gun control a hot topic, a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss whether guns should be allowed in schools and churches.

The monthly town hall meeting hosted by Ward I City Commissioner Jon Howard will have Jesse Jackson of U.S. Highway 19 Church of Christ and Troy Conley, Dougherty County School System police chief, as guests speakers.

"I hope you will adjust your busy morning schedules so that you can participate by asking questions or making comments," Howard said. "This is a meeting you don't want to miss."

Howard said the meeting will be held at the East Albany Community Center at 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., and is expected to last about 90 minutes.


AnotherMom 2 years, 7 months ago

A few years ago, I would have said a definite no. However, with the way things are going these days, I have to say maybe it's not such a bad idea. I don't think every person should be armed but there should be a few on site who are knowledgeable about guns & know how to correctly use one should the need arise. I do not own a gun but like the idea that there are people around me who are armed if there is a serious threat to myself or others.


waltspecht 2 years, 7 months ago

Now remember to have an open mind, and not come in with preconceived prejudice. If it is a real Terrorist shooter, remember their first targets will be the ones in uniform, and known to have guns. Possibly while they are distracted by the Police they will be killing, an individual whom they do not suspect will be able to use a concealed weapon successfully against them. It's the only hope your Children have against a trained and dedicated Terrorist. Even if that individual only buys a couple of precious seconds, it allows your Children that much more time to escape.


bigbob 2 years, 7 months ago

How many times have you heard of a mass shooting that was not in a gun free zone, case closed.


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