Lexington Facing Semi-Automatic gun Confiscation
Lexington, Massachusetts has a special place in American history as this is the location where the first shot was fired of the Revolutionary War, and now a new revolution is on the cusp of breaking out, only this time it’s tyrannical in nature.
Apparently there is a proposal being looked at that would ban semi-automatic guns and would lead to a confiscation — theft — of these weapons by the government.
Scary times, friends.
From 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.
Wow. Just wow.
You are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Second Amendment as we know it. Well, as long as big government liberals are allowed to get away with it.
Fortunately, this is a matter being discussed at the local level, which means citizens have much more of a voice and many additional options for fighting against this form of tyranny than they would at the federal level.
Make no mistake about it, it won’t be too much longer before the federal government attempts to do something like this, which is why it’s critical we continue to fight tooth and nail for our right to own a firearm and protect ourselves from the enemies threatening our life and property.