Some W-B officials call for gun ban in municipal buildings

Some W-B officials call for gun ban in municipal buildings

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THE CITIZENS’ VOICE FILE Wilkes-Barre Councilman Tony Brooks talked about the recent mass shootings during a work session on Tuesday, and called for ‘a conversation about gun violence and some necessary common-sense precautions we might be able to take.’ WILKES-BARRE — Some city council members advocated for local control over banning guns in municipal buildings Tuesday while voicing concerns for their own safety and that of the public in the wake of a spate of mass shootings the weekend before last. Councilman Tony Brooks led off council remarks at a work session by calling for “a conversation about gun violence and some necessary common-sense precautions we might be able to take.” The only Republican on council, Brooks said social media “has desensitized us to a lot with civility, and there’s a lot of nasty stuff said about all of us online, and it just makes me uneasy and uncomfortable due to the fact that there was a murder of a township commissioner a few years ago in Monroe County and a shooting in Virginia in a city hall.” Brooks, in his second reference, was recalling the May 31 shooting in Virginia Beach in which a gunman killed 12 people and injured four others at a city public works building. It’s unclear if in his Monroe County reference Brooks was recalling the Nov. 27, 2018, shooting in which David Richard Green, 73, walked into the Paradise Twp. municipal building and shot and killed building code official Michael Paul Tripus, or […]

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