Welcomes guests Rep. David Linsky, Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr, and Jim Wallace of Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL)

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE”, tackles the controversial and timely topic of guns and gun control in America. The forum, “Guns”, will be held Thursday, September 26th, from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

Joining Representative Kaufman for this highly informational forum is Representative David Linsky (D-Natick), Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr, and Executive Director of the Gun Owners Action League, Jim Wallace. Representative David Linsky was first elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1999. He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight. Rep. Linsky was the author of “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” a comprehensive gun violence prevention bill aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners. Chief Corr oversees all operations of the Lexington Police Department, a 60 person Para-military organization with an annual budget of almost $11 million. Jim Wallace is the Executive Director of the Gun Owners Action League, the official state firearms association in Massachusetts. They were established in 1974 to protect the right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes in the Commonwealth.

How does gun violence affect legislation and the gun lobby? Is the 2nd Amendment still relevant in the 21st century? What are the statistics of crimes committing with a firearm? What can we really do to keep guns out of the hands of criminals? Are we less safe than we were 30 years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and bring your own. Don’t miss this forum Thursday, September 26th, from 7PM-8:30PM.

This forum, at the historic Depot in Lexington Center, comes just three days after the 5th Congressional Candidate forum on Monday, September 23rd, at Cary Hall. All forums start promptly at 7PM.

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.