Media Statement – President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden was joined by US Attorney General Merrick Garland, Governor Kathy Hochul, NY Attorney General Tish James, Mayor Eric Adams, and members of the Congressional delegation in a press conference addressing gun violence. Linda Beigel Schulman, the mother of slain Parkland coach/teacher Scott J. Beigel made a statement:
I join and echo remarks made today by President Joe Biden, Mayor Eric Adams, and Governor Kathy
Hochul on addressing gun violence in our communities. I worked tirelessly to help pass the Scott J.
Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act here in NY which established the crimes of criminal sale of an
unfinished frame or receiver in the first and second degrees as class D and E felonies, respectively.
Signed by Governor Hochul on October 28, 2021, this is the first step to ensuring that illegal ghost guns
don’t make their way into communities. My hope is that President Biden and Congress will follow our
lead to reduce unnecessary gun violence in every community across the nation.
About The Scott Beigel Memorial Fund: The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp. Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life. Scott J. Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A friend. He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country. For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home. The Memorial Fund honors the legacy of Scott, a brave teacher and friend who died a hero during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings in Parkland, FL. His legacy is carried on by his family who started the SBMF to fulfil the mission of sending disadvantaged at-risk children touched by gun violence to summer sleepaway camp.