“I will never write an essay to get my rights as an American citizen.”
Our friend and colleague Tony Oliva over at Bullets First has a jaw-dropping piece at Bullets First reporting on a new law in Massachusetts that makes a mockery of the 2nd Amendment. The Northeastern state already has some of the most Draconian gun laws in the country, but apparently they aren’t enough for the liberal fascists who are looking to make it as hard as possible for law abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminals. Just read about the latest assault on our rights from the Bay State.
… New laws are taking effect this week in Lowell [Mass.] that will require applicants for unrestricted handgun licenses to state in writing why they should receive such a license. Basically, write an essay pleading with “THE MAN” as to why they should deem to let you simple peons to exercise your right to keep and bear arms.
This outright affront to the Constitution was pushed by Police Superintendent William Taylor and passed by the City Council. Taylor has sole discretion for approving or denying the applications.
Basically Taylor has made himself one part Professor one part Dictator. He can deny you your rights for any reason, including improper grammar, spelling errors, mixed metaphors, using an unflattering font etc.
Though in truth he need not a reason at all. That is what you get in a “May Issue” state. Some bloated despot who can endanger your life, by trampling on your rights, just on a whim.
Not only do you have to submit an essay like some 17 year old junior hoping to get into an ivy league school, but you also have to take a safety course ON TOP OF the one all ready mandated by the state. The cost of which is coming out of your pocket.
The FIVE day training course? The one that was approved by the city costs $1100.
The Lowell Police Dept Spokesmen Capt Timothy Crowley tried to downplay the essay portion of Lowells 2nd Amendment infringement by stating:
“If you want a license to carry a firearm unrestricted wherever you want and whenever you want, the superintendent is just looking for some documentation as to why. That is not unreasonable to most people.”
First off, it is unreasonable. Secondly, if I just put down “It’s my right” as the reason why, that will be acceptable? I mean, it’s now documented that I believe in the exercising of my 2nd Amendment right so the “Authority” shouldn’t have a problem with it…right?
We can’t let the liberal assault on the Constitution and our Bill of Rights stand. We must be ever vigilant to protect our God-given rights, because our opponents are always searching for new ways to undermine our liberty. They never sleep — which means we can’t relax either.