Massachusetts City Facing Semi-Automatic Gun Confiscation
Lexington, MA, is infamous for being the very place where the first shot was fired in the Revolutionary War. On April 19, 1775, the British marched out of Boston, heading for Concord, intending to seize caches of arms stored by local militias. But the ‘red coats’ were confronted in Lexington, and the rest has been written in the history books.
Ironically, almost 240 years to the day, some of the residents of Lexington appear to have come full circle.
They are now advocating for the government to seize legally owned firearms from the town’s residents.
According to the Daily Caller:
“They are now advocating for the government to seize legally owned firearms from the town’s residents.
The town of Lexington utilizes an annual town meeting to set policy, bylaws and approve things like the town budget. The residents do not vote directly; instead they have approximately 200 “town meeting members” who vote in representation of their constituents.
One such town meeting member, a Harvard professor named Robert Rotberg has taken it upon himself to enact, what he hopes will be “a movement against assault weapons that would capture the state and therefore maybe explode to reach the country.”
He has seized upon the recent ban enacted in Highland Park, IL, and has modeled his own ban, almost copying the language verbatim. Filing it to the town meeting warrant as Article 34.
Among other things, Article 34 includes any firearm that is semi-automatic and can accept a magazine that will hold more than 10 rounds. It also includes any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. The article also has a provision in which Lexington’s licensed gun owners who own firearms included in the ban would be forced to sell, render inoperable, or have them seized and destroyed by the police department.
The town of Lexington will be discussing Article 34, at their annual town meeting beginning on March 21st. There will be robust discussion before the vote, but ultimately it will come down to how the town meeting members vote.
Lexington officials are quick to mention that the meeting is open to all, resident or not.”
This is clearly another assault on the Second Amendment by gun-grabbing Liberals. Fortunately, liberty-loving Americans have the opportunity to gather in a huge movement to oppose this unconstitutional proposal.