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Connecticut: Fight to Preserve Our Second Amendment Rights in Weston, Not Over
Am ^ | 6 February, 2013 | NRA-ILA

Posted on 02/07/2013 7:24:22 AM PST by marktwain

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Tomorrow, February 7 2013, the Weston Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. to discuss proposed changes to the Town’s firearms ordinance.

Click here to view the meeting agenda.

Since the end of 2012, the Board has been making modifications to an ever changing ordinance that, if enacted, will impose unnecessary and onerous restrictions on law-abiding gun owners in Weston. While the Board agreed to postpone the most egregious components of the drafted ordinance, the Board will continue to pursue an extremely restrictive and unconstitutional mandatory storage requirement for all firearms in Weston.

As currently drafted, this ordinance would mandate that residents must keep their firearms “in a securely locked box constructed of steel or similar material.” This is another micro-managing attempt by the Board to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. Everyone knows that firearms must be stored safety, particularly when housed with children, but it is NOT the Board’s business or role to dictate how people store things in their homes.

Your First Selectman Gayle Weinstein is aggressively leading the charge to disarm residents of Weston, and has even endorsed a state-level proposal to create a central database of all ammunition purchased! During recent testimony regarding her proposals, she stated “As you [Connecticut General Assembly] begin to craft legislation or not, please ask yourselves the question that I ask myself about every vote on the board: Will you be able to sleep at night with the decisions you’ve made?”

Please attend the Board’s meeting and ask Gayle Weinstein how you are supposed to be able to sleep at night knowing your firearm is locked away and not readily available for self-defense use.

Not only will this mandatory storage requirement provide a false sense of security to Weston residents and put you and your loved ones at a disadvantage in a home invasion scenario, this proposal raises serious concerns that include:

Could the Board be held liable if an individual is unable to properly defend his home because it was mandated his firearms must be stored away and not accessible for self-defense? Will the government conduct checks on law-abiding citizens to ensure enforcement? If individuals currently store their firearms in locked boxes made of wood or another material, will Weston provide vouchers so they can purchase a locked box made of steel or similar material?

If able, please attend this meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Town Hall located at 56 Norfield Road in Weston. If you cannot attend the meeting, please call AND e-mail Town Selectmen TODAY and tell them to stop infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens. Their contact information is provided 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

About: Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; ct; guncontrol; nraila; secondamendment
We can win...if we fight. We must show up to win. We have the numbers, the Constitution, logic and reason on our side.

They have the MSM, lies, the educational establishment, and the will to power.

1 posted on 02/07/2013 7:24:36 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

How I LOATHE the left.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 7:39:45 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: marktwain
...this ordinance would mandate that residents must keep their firearms “in a securely locked box constructed of steel or similar material.”

These people need to be prosecuted (or, at the least, sued) for conspiracy to violate the civil rights of their citizens.

And I'm not just blowing smoke.

In Heller, the United States Supreme Court stated, quote:

"Similarly, the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional."

End quote.

A "securely locked box" would be no less of an infringement on the Second Amendment, than a trigger lock, as it also "...makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense...".

3 posted on 02/07/2013 7:42:33 AM PST by holymoly (Lead is the new gold. Particularly when backed by a charge of smokeless powder.)
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As currently drafted, this ordinance would mandate that residents must keep their firearms “in a securely locked box constructed of steel or similar material.”

I do NOT see Thomas Jefferson talking about any “LOCKED BOX”

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press.” Thomas Jefferson

I will be at all times armed, MOLON LABE

4 posted on 02/07/2013 8:05:34 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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5 posted on 02/07/2013 8:06:53 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: EXCH54FE
I do NOT see Thomas Jefferson talking about any “LOCKED BOX”

The last person I recall talking about a locked box was Al Gore...

6 posted on 02/07/2013 8:11:31 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: marktwain
Here is a video play list of the previous Weston BOS meeting that got lots of attention.

WESTON BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING Jan. 17, 2013

7 posted on 02/07/2013 8:35:50 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

I grew up in Weston, from about 1952 to 1960.

Times have changed.

I expect this ordinance to pass.

In the wake of Sandy Hook, Connecticut hasn’t even gotten started yet in the gun grab. I would expect them to try to outdo every other state in this regard.

We’ll see...


8 posted on 02/07/2013 11:20:13 AM PST by Road Glide
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