Gun-SafetyGun Safety Lock-It-Up Project

LWVPBC Gun Safety Issue Group promotes Lock It Up (safe storage) through community-wide events and PowerPoint presentations.  Members have opportunities to work with local law enforcement agencies and PBC organizations supporting League Gun Safety efforts.

Focus:

  • Educating PBC residents and lobby state representatives re gun safety issues.
  • Collaborate with grassroots efforts to create responsible gun ownership with an emphasis on safe storage.

Co-Chairs:

Betsy Pickup betsypickup68@gmail.com  561-395-4646
Kristen Murtaugh murtaugh@fau.edu  561-706-6650

Meetings:

See League Calendar or contact Chairs for time, date and location of the next meeting.

RECENT ARTICLES

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    Reported by Marsha Vinson At the May 28, 2019 meeting at PBSO Headquarters, Sheriff of Palm Beach County Ric Bradshaw enthusiastically related to LWVPBC representatives, Arlene Ustin, Martha Smith, and Marsha Vinson that he and his department, the largest law enforcement agency in the county, wholeheartedly support the mission of the League of Women Voters including Gun Safety and Mental...
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