Can Newton Ban All Gun Shops?

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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for June 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The question before the Newton City Council Monday evening is whether to allow a proposed ban on gun stores and firearms businesses in Newton. Some have argued a ban "would not withstand" a legal challenge, and that a total ban could result in litigation that has statewide, and potentially national consequences. We speak with Emily Norton, Newton's City Councilor for Ward 2, and Laura Towvim, Co-Founder of the Newton Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative.
  • For many kids, after a year of masks, Zoom school and quarantining, this summer's camp season seems like it has special meaning for campers and their families. How do you let kids be kids, while also supporting them after a tumultuous year? We take listener calls with Michele Rowcliffe, the president of American Camp Association, New England, and Nick Teich, CEO and Founder of Harbor Camps, which operates a handful of programs including Camp Aranu'tiq for transgender and non-binary youth.
  • Coming out of Father's Day weekend, we check back in with two local dads we spoke to a year ago today: Joel Christian Gill, a cartoonist, historian and associate professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Charles Daniels, a therapist and CEO of Father's Uplift in Dorchester.

The audio for this broadcast has been corrected to accurately refer to the Newton Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative.

This program aired on June 21, 2021.


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