San Diego County leaders move forward with plan aiming to reduce gun violence

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By City News Service  |  Read full article in the San Diego Union-Tribune

After a previous failed attempt, the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to adopt a plan that aims to reduce gun violence in the region, including establishing an advisory group and hosting community town halls.

The board voted to formally accept a report that it had requested in April 2022 to investigate ways to tackle the problem. The report, prepared by Health Assessment and Research for Communities, offered statistics, public input, key findings and methods to lessen the problem, including safe-gun storage. It will be a blueprint moving forward.

Supervisors on Tuesday also approved hiring a person to coordinate gun-violence reduction activities and an annual report on gun violence in the county. In early 2025, county staff will update the board on the work plan.

In a statement, Lawson-Remer said county residents support common-sense gun safety reforms.

“Educating gun owners about safe gun storage, and parents about how to have difficult conversations with other parents about what gun storage looks like in their homes, will save lives,” she added.

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