At least one Town Meeting member (and possibly others) are soliciting feedback from constituents regarding Article 34, in advance of Wednesday's meeting. If they are asking for voices to be heard, we should probably make sure that ours are among them.
Please note that this is in the context of the following, current resolution:
RESOLVED that Town Meeting requests the Board of Selectmen to inform the
Great and General Court of its concern that existing Massachusetts laws
regarding assault weapons (M.G.L. c. 140, § 131M) may not sufficiently
protect citizens of the Commonwealth, and Lexington. Town Meeting asks
the Selectmen to initiate a town-wide discussion about assault weapons
and gun violence that would lead to fully considered proposals (to be
conveyed to the Great and General Court) for a strengthening of those
Although this measure no longer constitutes a ban, there are still good reasons to oppose it as written (e.g., it's a solution in search of a problem, as there is no gun violence in Lexington; it calls for a dialog, but presupposes the outcome -- stronger laws, etc.)
The post's author represents the second precinct, and has asked feedback to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may, however, adjust the email address according to your precinct.
So drop them a line if you are so inclined. Otherwise, we'll see you on Wednesday!