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Update on Anti-Gun Ordinance Proposed by Mayor of Montville, Connecticut

Friday, August 4, 2006

 

In an effort to settle a dispute between two neighbors over a private shooting range, Montville Mayor Joseph Jaskiewicz acknowledged in the New London newspaper The Day that he is working with the town attorney to draft a proposal to restrict shooting in Montville.  The newspaper characterized the Mayor’s plan as an ordinance that would outlaw the discharge of a firearm “within 500 feet of an occupied building, near livestock, pets or people, or land designated as a nature preserve, conservancy or town park.”  

Despite attempts to view the proposed language, NRA has thus far been denied the opportunity.  But, as described in the article, the proposal could only be interpreted as a prohibition of most types of recreational shooting and would outlaw the discharge of a firearm for personal protection. 

It is imperative that NRA members contact Mayor Jaskiewicz at (860) 848-3030 Ext. 301 and urge him to drop his proposal.  The measure could be introduced to the Town Council as early as August 14.   

Also be sure to contact your Town Council members to ask them to oppose Mayor Jaskiewicz's anti-gun proposal, please use the following link: www.townofmontville.org/CMS/default.asp?CMS_AreaID=122 or call (860) 848-1349.

Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on this new threat to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Town of Montville!

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