Political Left Intent on Depriving Citizens of Rights
It is amazing that American citizens must still spend time and money to defend their Constitutional rights over and over again, but it seems every other week some bureaucrat or special interest group finds a new way to read the clearly spelled out rights regarding gun ownership.
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.”
Among other things, Article 34 [filed by Rotberg] 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.
The 2nd amendment is clear enough when it says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Even a Harvard professor should be able to read and understand what that means. But Liberals find hidden meaning where there is none, and special privileges and policies where none were intended. The question should actually be “how can these gadfly's be punished when they seek to take away the rights of the people?” It does not seem right that the same issue must be addressed and defended over and over again, and Mr. Rotberg should simply go back to the university to indoctrinate inexperienced, simpleton students with his Leftist claptrap where he will find much greater acceptance.