Welcome Patriots!

LongForLiberty is a grassroots effort to get information to Longmeadow citizens, and to encourage them to come out to vote down this ill thought out and unneccessary gun control legislation.

We will post blogs and thought here from citizens explaining the basics of firearm safety and firearm ownership. If you have questions feel free to post them here, and we will answer each one.

 

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  1. ARTICLE 27. Citizen Petition To see if the Town will vote to accept a bylaw for gun control on town property that reads, whoever possesses a firearm, rifle, or shotgun in any building owned by the Town, or on recreation area, conservation area, or other grounds owned by the Town, shall pay a fine of $300. The terms “firearm,” “rifle,” and “shotgun” shall have the meanings found in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, section 121, or take any other action relative thereto. This proposed bylaw would prohibit anyone from possessing a firearm (defined under state law as a pistol, revolver, or similar weapon), rifle, or shotgun in a town building or on town property. ATM Warrant – May 10, 2016 Page 6

    ARTICLE 28. Citizen Petition To see if the Town will vote to accept a bylaw for gun licensing requirements that reads, each person applying for, or seeking to renew, a license to carry a firearm or a firearm identification card with the Chief of Police or Police Department shall describe in writing each firearm, rifle or shotgun possessed by the prospective license holder. Such description shall include the serial number, make, model, and caliber of each firearm, rifle, or shotgun. The prospective license holder shall also certify that he/she understands and complies with the safe storage requirements of Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 140, section 131L. Whoever fails to provide a description for each firearm, rifle, or shotgun shall pay a fine of $300 for each firearm, rifle, or shotgun which has not been so described. Whoever fails to certify, or falsely certifies, his/her compliance with the safe storage requirements of Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 140, section 131L shall pay a fine of $300, or take any other action relative thereto. Under Massachusetts state law, licenses to carry a firearm (LTCs) and firearm identification cards (FID cards) expire after six years. This bylaw would require new applicants or those seeking to renew LTCs or FID cards to provide a description of each firearm, rifle, or shotgun possessed by the applicant. The bylaw would also require applicants to certify their compliance with the Massachusetts law that requires firearms, rifles, and shotguns to be stored in locked containers or to be similarly secured.

    ARTICLE 29. Citizen Petition To see if the Town will vote to accept a bylaw for an assault weapon ban that reads, whoever possesses an assault weapon or a large capacity feeding device shall pay a fine of $300 for each day such assault weapon or large capacity feeding device is possessed within the Town. The possessor of an assault weapon or a large capacity feeding device shall pay a separate fine for each assault weapon and each large capacity feeding device. The term “assault weapon” and “large capacity feeding device” shall have the meanings found in Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 140, section 121. The possession of an assault weapon or a large capacity feeding device is unlawful even if such assault weapon or large capacity was lawfully possessed on or before September 13, 1994. The effective date of this bylaw shall be September 1, 2016, or take any other action relative thereto. Massachusetts state law prohibits the possession of assault weapons and large feeding devices (defined as devices holding large amounts of ammunition) but provides an exception for assault weapons and large feeding devices lawfully possessed on September 13, 1994. This bylaw would eliminate this exception and prohibit all assault weapons and large feeding devices in Longmeadow. The effective date of September 1, 2016 would allow owners of assault weapons and large feeding devices falling within this exception

  2. Has the Attorney General vetted these warrant articles yet?

    • Dan,
      My limited understanding is, that will occur if the petitions are passed. If they don’t pass there is no vetting to be done. I could be wrong.
      Walt

  3. Putting all of the other reasons why I don’t agree with this petition aside, because it seems impossible to sway anybody on gun control matters.

    The fact is that those who carry will leave their
    gun in their vehicle when they have to go into
    or on any of the prohibited areas.

    This will guarantee stolen guns from vehicles.
    More people will be put at risk then if the
    licensed carrier maintained possession of
    the weapon.

    Unexpected consequences must be considered. The
    illusion of creating a safe environment at the designated
    areas may result in havoc outside of those locations.

    If I was looking to steel a gun, guess where I would be.

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