Stronger measures concern local gun rights advocates

Gun rights advocates in the area say they’re concerned about the current conversation on gun control in the wake of the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, last month.

Jamey Manning, president of the Southborough Rod & Gun Club, said that as much as he’s a devout gun owner, he has no problem with preventing people from possessing firearms if they shouldn’t have them.

But Manning, who noted he was not speaking on behalf of his club, said he disagrees with what appeared to be gun control advocates’ ultimate resolve.

“Anti-gun people’s goal is to do what Australia did, which is to essentially confiscate firearms,” Manning said.

Additional gun control measures are being considered across the country on the heels of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14 that resulted in 17 deaths, and a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last October that left 58 dead.

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