In Massachusetts Residents Must Submit An Essay AND $1100 Before Carrying A Gun

If anyone needs further proof that Gun Control is about disarming law abiding citizens and has NOTHING to do with actually stopping criminals, they need look no further than Eastern Massachusetts.

35 Miles North of Boston lies Lowell, Massachusetts.  I can only imagine that the wafting scent of beans from the South has somehow addled the brains of the elected officials and police brass in this city of 110,000 people.

You see, new laws are taking effect this week in Lowell 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?

Somehow I doubt Capt. Crowley or Superintendent Taylor will be issuing out permits to applicants who put it succinctly as I just did.

The gun owners of Lowell have by and large publicly ridiculed the new laws.

Executive Director of Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, Jim Wallace, had this to say:

It is absurd that people should have to write an essay to the town to explain why they should be able to exercise their constitutional rights.  We already have a very strict set of gun laws in the state, but this is way over the top.”

Resident Dan Gannon defiantly told the city council:

“I will never write an essay to get my rights as an American citizen.”

Gun safety instructor Randy Breton reports that the training aspect of the law was designed purposely to make it cost prohibitive for citizens to get a permit.

Referring to the $1100 training course the city approved: “It’s beyond ridiculous.”

Wallace is suggesting residents do not comply and simply take the matter to the courts and hope for some sanity to be brought to Lowell.

So this is what you get when you have tyrannical gun control zealots in charge of the city and the police department.  When you have a state with no preemption and allows cities to violate the Constitutional rights of its citizens at will.  When you a President inspiring these authoritarian lunatics by bypassing the way government runs and issuing his own Executive Orders to do an end around the due process of law.

This is just a symptom of a disease that we voted into office.

Remember that during election season, lest you find yourself in a Lowell Massachusetts type place.


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