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Connecticut: Weston Board of Selectmen to Consider Gun Ban Ordinance TOMORROW

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Weston Board of Selectmen will meet TOMORROW, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and come to a decision regarding a sweeping gun ban ordinance that would severely infringe on your Second Amendment rights.

Please note that this meeting location has changedThe Board will now meet in the Weston Middle School Cafeteria located at 135 School Road in Weston.

If you are able, please attend this meeting to stand up for your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please continue to contact all three town Selectmen until they permanently reject this misguided proposal that will severely encroach on our constitutional rights.  Their contact information can be found below:

First Selectman, Gayle Weinstein  • 203-222-2656  •  GWeinstein@westonct.gov

Selectman, David Glenn Muller        • 203-226-6588  •  DMuller59@gmail.com

Selectman, Dennis H. Tracey III     • 203-227-2293  • D.H.Tracey@gmail.com

As currently drafted, this ordinance includes numerous far-reaching provisions that are an affront to law-abiding citizens.  This ordinance, at the least, would make the following changes:

  • Bans the ownership and possession of any “firearm or other weapon” in Weston unless one obtains a permit for the ownership of these lawfully possessed items and registers them with the chief of police.  If an individual does not submit to this licensing and registration scheme, they will be subject to a $500 fine.
  • Infringes on your inherent right to self-defense.  Connecticut statute provides protections for individuals using physical force in defense of oneself and third parties.  However, this ordinance runs contrary to state law and only provides protections to “a person acting to protect his or her person” eliminating your ability to protect your loved ones.
  • Mandates that residents must keep their firearms “in a securely locked box constructed of steel or similar material.”  Everyone knows that firearms should be stored safety, particularly when housed with children, but it is NOT the Board’s business to dictate how law-abiding citizens store lawful items in their own homes.  In a home invasion situation, this provision gives criminals the advantage.

For more information on this evolving ordinance, please visit: http://www.nraila.org/westongunban


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