We Have the Right to Be Safe, Says Gun-Safety Advocate Linda Beigel Schulman
February 17, 2020
Linda Beigel Schulman, mother of FSC alumnus Scott Beigel ’09, who was killed in 2018 protecting his students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. in Parkland, FL, will tell her story about losing Scott, and what she has done the last two years to protect people from gun violence. She wants to hear your stories, too.
Beigel Schulman will speak at FSC Thursday, 3/5, 11 a.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom. All are welcome.
With the introduction of new gun-safety proposals in New York State, this event is especially timely.
Scott Beigel was a geography teacher and cross-country coach, who sacrificed his life to protect 31 students in class that day. Beigel Schulman wants to keep the legacy of her son alive, and help educate young people about gun-violence prevention. With that in mind, Linda started the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. The mission is to send underprivileged children touched by gun violence to a summer sleep-away camp. Linda’s goal for these children is that they understand there is an alternative to gangs and guns.
Beigel Schulman was instrumental in the Red Flag Law being passed in New York State last fall. The law prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm. Governor Andrew Cuomo said about Beigel Schulman at the time the legislation passed: “Linda is a special human being. Linda Beigel Schulman became one of the most effective and passionate advocates to get something done…and she did.”
In turn, Beigel Schulman is one of Governor Cuomo’s most ardent supporters in the state-wide campaign to deter gun violence.
“Governor Cuomo continues to champion gun safety legislation,” says Beigel Schulman. “Thank you, Governor Cuomo for all you do to keep New Yorkers safe.”
Read the latest about Governor Cuomo’s gun-control proposals in this Newsday article.
For more information, contact Kathy Coley; 934-420-2400.
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