Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:03 am

The progressive onslaught against our Constitutional rights marches on in Massachusetts. Progressive anti-freedom extremists know they cannot repeal the Second Amendment on merit, so, they will try to dismantle it piece by piece by any trickery possible. They've tried for years to indoctrinate the youth in public schools (and it even worked on me as a teenager, believe it or not), ban imaginary "assault weapons", which are just modern sporting rifles, ban lead, tax ammo, and put expensive and unreasonable restrictions in place for those who desire a MA LTC.

It's pretty clear they will not give up .... and neither shall we!

Here's the latest MA saga:


GOAL Alert: Town of Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

The town of Lexington will vote on Article 34 at town meeting beginning on March 21, 2016.

The article, if passed, will ban many commonly owned firearms and magazines in the town of Lexington. Currently the town of Lexington has over 800 residents who are duly licensed to own firearms. Should this article become law it would affect an untold amount of firearms, which are currently legally owned.

To stop this article from becoming law, it must be voted down by Lexington's town meeting members at the Annual Town Meeting.

The annual town meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Carey Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420.


Take Action!

Lexington residents need to contact their town meeting members and urge them to vote NO on Article 34.

Click here to see a precinct map for Lexington. Click here for a listing of town meeting members.

Plan on attending town meeting March 21, 2016 and speaking out against this attack on our Second Amendment.

Learn About The Issue - "Why the Lexington Gun Ban is a bad idea!"

Click here for a printable fact sheet with info about firearms licensing, the Second Amendment and the firearms, which are targeted by this proposal.

Click here for more information


Pro Second Amendment Lexington Residents Organize

Pro Second Amendment Lexington Residents have begun to organize against the unconstitutional article to be voted on at town meeting on March 21st. If you would like to follow to get the latest info, sign up on their website here: http://www.lexforliberty.org/
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:08 pm

How far we've come in 241 years from the Lexington where they stood up to tyrannical government control trying to confiscate the best weapons of defense of their day.

Paul
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:13 pm

Just switch to uncommon arms. Belt fed and howitzers come to mind.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:04 pm

Only and idiot would license their guns with any gov't agency.

What did they say before when they required licensing? Oh, we'll never use it against you.

Most gun owners are stupid. They rely on that. "Well, that seems reasonable" gun owners will say not knowing that any regulation is unreasonable.

Who makes me more upset? A guy who hates guns and wants them all outlawed or a gun owner who thinks that "reasonable gun laws" are just fine. The gun owner.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:04 pm

Here's the latest on the saga:

First Public Discussion Re: Article 34
March 5, 2016

**GOAL Alert**
GOAL has learned that the Lexington Board of Selectmen will be meeting Tuesday 3/8/16 at 6:30 PM in Estabrook Hall in the Carey Building to discuss Article 34. This meeting is open to the public and there will be time for commentary (scheduled for 8:00PM).

GOAL urges all Lexington residents to attend this meeting and speak out against Article 34.

Please note, comments should be directed at the article itself, the Lexington BoS has been very helpful during this process. Click here for more information: http://www.lexingtonma.gov/sites/lexing ... os-rev.pdf

Also note, the Article language has been revised, it is now a "non-binding resolution". While this is a positive step we must continue to be vigilant in stopping this nonsense in its entirety.

One final note, GOAL has learned that Article 34 is scheduled for vote on the evening of April 6, 2016. Mark your calendars and look for more information in the days to come.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:23 pm

Do a records request for all emails of the board members - demand access to inspect them with attachments and metadata - and 4 production by 1 apr. (emails from 1 jan-present?)

You'll likely find that they already has secret meetings about the issue.

That's nice...
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:56 pm

Many like their ARs .... except tyrants ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHY14OVk7r0
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:43 am

Good news so far, but it's not over yet:

Citizens Take Stand - Protect Freedom - For Now.
March 9, 2016

Last night was a great first step towards defeating Article 34, Lexington's proposed firearms ban.

Lexington citizens were joined by neighbors from surrounding towns, one after another they spoke out against Article 34 and any attempt at infringing our natural rights. When the last person had given testimony, Lexington's Chief Corr joined with the citizens and spoke out against the article.

Next, the board of selectmen asked Mr. Rotberg what he would like to do, if he would like to continue to submit the article as a bylaw amendment, or as a resolution.

Interestingly enough, Mr. Rotberg chose to put the onus on the selectmen, so they spoke out. One after another they refused to support Article 34 as a bylaw amendment. They followed this by refusing to support Article 34 as a resolution.

Article 34 was handed a resounding defeat last night.

But it's not over.

On April 6th, Lexington residents and town meeting members will gather again at the annual town meeting, where they will vote once and for all.

The work is not over yet, and we must remain vigilant, until the final vote is cast.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to support our Bill Of Rights tonight in Lexington.

Captain Parker would be proud. As are we.

Follow the Lexington citizens group http://www.LexForLiberty.org for more information.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:28 pm

Bravo Smitty for your implication on the gun ban stupidity. Peoples must stand up and say enough is enough. Banning arms will never remove the criminels from the places.

Just a Canadian guy opinion.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:39 pm

Thanks Nortcan! :cheers: Many people in my own country do not posses your wisdom! It saddens me.



It's come down to the wire in Lexington - here's the latest:

**Lexington Alert**

The town of Lexington will vote on Article 34 at town meeting beginning on April 6, 2016.

The article, (as of today) is to be submitted to town meeting as a non-binding resolution, it is no longer a ban. While this is good news we need to point out that the basic premise of Article 34 is an insult to all law abiding gun owners. His logic is also flawed in that he insinuates that a gun is inherently "dangerous". A firearm is an inanimate object incapable of doing anything on its own. The only thing that has the potential for being dangerous is the person and there is nothing in any of the versions of Article 34 which addresses this. It's just more bigotry, harassment and blame of lawful gun owners. For this reason GOAL will ask that our members and the residents of Lexington continue to oppose Article 34.

To stop this article from becoming law, it must be voted down by Lexington's town meeting members at the Annual Town Meeting.

The annual town meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Carey Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420.


Take Action!

Lexington residents need to contact their town meeting members and urge them to vote NO on Article 34.


Click here to see a precinct map for Lexington.

Click here for a listing of town meeting members.

Plan on attending town meeting April 6, 2016 and speaking out against this attack on our Second Amendment.

Click here for more information.
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:44 pm

Smitty, your making me think I am loosing my mind, I will not post the card again.. lol
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:46 pm

HAHAA! That's alright Grumpy - it was a GREAT card!

Yeah, so many assaults on our Freedom here in MA that I have several similar threads running simultaneously - some with 2 towns per thread!!! :(
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:59 pm

Here's the latest on this one:


**Lexington Alert**

The town of Lexington will vote on Article 34 at town meeting beginning on April 6, 2016.

The article, (as of today) is to be submitted to town meeting as a non-binding resolution, it is no longer a ban. While this is good news we need to point out that the basic premise of Article 34 is an insult to all law abiding gun owners. His logic is also flawed in that he insinuates that a gun is inherently "dangerous". A firearm is an inanimate object incapable of doing anything on its own. The only thing that has the potential for being dangerous is the person and there is nothing in any of the versions of Article 34 which addresses this. It's just more bigotry, harassment and blame of lawful gun owners. For this reason GOAL will ask that our members and the residents of Lexington continue to oppose Article 34.

To stop this article from becoming law, it must be voted down by Lexington's town meeting members at the Annual Town Meeting.

The annual town meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Carey Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420.


Take Action!

Lexington residents need to contact their town meeting members and urge them to vote NO on Article 34.

Click here to see a precinct map for Lexington . Click here for a listing of town meeting members .

Plan on attending town meeting April 6, 2016 and speaking out against this attack on our Second Amendment.

Click here for more information
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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:46 pm

An update from Lexington For Liberty. Seems the left is up to their usual dirty tricks. Surprise, surprise ... :roll:

Yard Sign Theft/Vandalism




Friends, it looks like we're the victims of enemy action. A number of our lawn signs have been stolen and/or vandalized, particularly along Bedford Street. Please help us out, if you will, with the following:

1. If you have experienced any kind of theft or vandalism pertaining to your lawn sign, please let us know what happened.

2. Somehow, we ran out of metal stands before we ran out of the actual signs. So if you're missing only the sign, but you still have the metal bracket, we are more likely to be able to replace it.

3. If you somehow ended up with an extra stash of metal brackets, please let us know. :-)

Sincerely,

Lexington For Liberty

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Re: Lexington Voting To Ban Commonly Owned Firearms & Magazines

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:16 am

An update with some good information from Lexington For Liberty:

Important Information Regarding April 6 Town Meeting




To all those who are planning to use their 1st Amendment Rights to protect their Second, please be aware of the following:

At the Town Meeting on April 6.

1) The Chief of Police has asked for no concealed or open carry, regardless of license , and will not admit anyone who is. They will use metal detectors and bag checks. Please avoid incident and respect the Chiefs' authority, even if you disagree with it.

2) People should dress as you would for a traditional business meeting. Range attire and/or clothing with political/firearm themed messages will not help articulate the arguments against the Resolution.

3) If you speak, don't use accusatory or intimidating language. Stick to the facts. You will have a better chance of speaking if you "pre-register" with Moderator Brown before the meeting, who will call on you (see below).

4) Clapping and cheering and otherwise being overly vocal will work against the effort, whereas calm, quiet presence, acknowledged by those who speak, will be much more effective than loud obnoxiousness.

Our main focus is defeating Article 34 at the Town Meeting on April 6. However, mark your calendars and stay tuned for details of a "Protest of Town Meeting Abuse of Power" rally planned for Apr. 9 should that be necessary.

Enclosed: Note on logistics/process from Moderator Brown (campbrown@gmail.com)

Helpful information as you prepare for April 6:

* Public safety: The Lexington Police Chief has requested that no weapons be brought to the meeting. He and his staff will provide screening (metal detectors and bag check) at the entrance, so please leave all bags in in your vehicle to help speed up this process.

* We meet in Battin Hall in Cary Memorial Building (next to the police station on Mass Ave). The seating on the main floor is reserved for our 189 elected Town Meeting members. There is a seating in the balcony for residents and other visitors who are not elected Town Meeting members. There will be public microphones there for your use.

* Only Town Meeting members may offer a motion, ask a question, or vote on a motion. However, you may, when recognized by the Moderator, present your remarks for or against the motion under discussion.

* In addition to the public microphones in the balcony, you will notice we have three microphones on the main floor for the exclusive use of Town Meeting members. These are the YES, NO, and QUESTION microphones. During debate, I will alternate among all four (including public) so we can hear a variety of viewpoints and so members can have a chance to ask questions. If there is a long line at the question microphone, I may visit that microphone twice in my rotation.

* Once I recognize you, please speak directly into the microphone and first give your name and address. You may then proceed with your remarks.

* You will have the same 3-minute time limit for your remarks as Town Meeting members at the YES or NO microphone. Please practice accordingly!

* We do not allow any demonstrations of approval or disapproval - cheers, clapping, etc. It takes too much time and I want as many people as possible to get a chance to speak.

* Town Meeting members may, after a period of time, decide that they've heard enough debate and "call the question." If a member makes this motion, we will immediately take a vote to see if the majority of members agree that they've heard enough debate and are ready to vote on the main motion. Sometimes when this occurs, there are still Town Meeting members or other visitors standing in line to speak. Please don't take it personally if this happens. This sometimes occurs when debate has gone on for some time and speakers start to repeat the same arguments that have already been expressed.

Lexington For Liberty

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