School Safety

Effective Regulation of Firearms: What Massachusetts Can Teach the Rest of the Country

March 10, 2022 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: David Solet, Esq., Chief, Cold Case Homicide Unit, Middlesex District Attorney's Office

Webinar Description
In this presentation, we will explore how and why the United States struggles with gun violence at a rate unseen in other developed countries; the limitations of the existing federal laws that govern access to weapons; and how Massachusetts state law has filled the gap to drive down gun violence and enhance public safety.

About the Speaker
David Solet, Esq. has returned  to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to oversee the Cold Case Unit. Solet, who graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and cum laude from Harvard Law School, previously served in the office, prosecuting homicide cases, as well as cases involving child exploitation, narcotics trafficking, public corruption and organized crime. Solet has also trained police and prosecutors in a wide variety of topics including search warrants, digital evidence, and the law of weapons. Solet recently  served as Chief Legal Counsel at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) where he oversaw the secretariat’s legal and legislative affairs. Solet is a member and former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Criminal Law Steering Committee, and serves as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve.

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