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Assault Weapons Ban Rejected In… Massachusetts

February 21, 2013

In the small town of Westford, Massachusetts, a selectman proposed an assault weapons ban after the Newtowne shooting. At the town meeting where the proposal was going to get a hearing last night, over 400 people showed up to make their opposition known.

The proposal was quickly withdrawn…

WESTFORD — They came with barrels loaded and ready to fight to defend their Second Amendment rights over one selectman’s proposal to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in town.

But they never had to.

Selectman Robert Jefferies Wednesday night withdrew a Town Meeting warrant article he proposed days after a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and seven adults were killed.

Selectmen unanimously approved the withdrawal at the outset of the meeting, which was moved to Stony Brook Middle School to accommodate an overflow crowd the week before at Town Hall that forced postponement of debate until Wednesday, when more than 400 residents showed up.

If this sort of anti-second amendment activism can be defeated in Massachusetts, it can be done anywhere. People just need to show up and make their voices heard.

By the way, have you heard that in 2014 House Democrats are planning to run on gun control?

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