Reed to host community seminar on violence and gun issues Tuesday

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Joseph Reed will host a community seminar on gun-related violence from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Locust St. in Buckhannon.

The seminar will take place in the church’s basement, and all are welcome to come; if able, please bring a covered dish for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The program will include proposals for improving gun safety and potential presenters include:

  • Kenny Matthews, regional chairman for National Rifle Association-ILA
  • Cpl. Marshall O’Connor with the Buckhannon Police Department
  • Retired mental health counselor Larry Alkire
  • Community gun safety and emergency planning expert Jeff Harvey, J&H consulting
  • Surgeon Dr. Sue Long, M.D., WVU Medicine-St. Joseph’s Hospital

A faith-based perspective, and questions and discussion will follow.

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