This would have been very interesting to attend. It was an informational meeting with law enforcement and lawmakers on gun violence. The take away message for those who attended was that in order find the solutions, we need to dig deeper into the mental health issues not just the kinds of weapons used.

The get-together was hosted by the Maine Sheriff's Association. The session aimed to provide an overview of issues at the heart of the ongoing gun control debate. The sheriff's association said it was just an informational session and that it was not taking a stance on gun control proposals.