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Meeting called to discuss gun violence

Gun violence is the basis of a public meeting called for Thursday by former minister Dale Butler.

The forum set for 7pm at the Bermuda Industrial Union will address “the core issues that have led to Bermuda's tragic involvement”, Mr Butler told The Royal Gazette.

A panel of guest speakers is to be confirmed shortly, he added.

Three critical areas have been neglected in past reports, he said, referencing the 1969 Wooding Report, the 1978 Pitt Report and the 2011 recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on violent crime called by Randy Horton under the Progressive Labour Party Government.

Mr Butler complimented the One Bermuda Alliance administration for “building on the foundation laid by the PLP”, but said the upcoming meeting would address these top points.

“It will also receive detailed information garnered from some of those convicted of the crime.”

Public forum: Dale Butler (File photograph)

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Published June 28, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 28, 2016 at 8:05 am)

Meeting called to discuss gun violence

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