January 26, 2016
Gun Nazi Of The Month Award – Lowell, Massachusetts
Stupidity has no bounds! (me)
Lowell, Massachusetts is going to require gun permit applicants to write an essay to explain why they’re exercising their Second Amendment rights.
(via Lowell Sun):
A new firearms policy will go into place despite a final plea from gun-rights advocates Tuesday for looser restrictions.The policy requires anyone seeking a license-to-carry to take a gun-safety course. Anyone applying for an unrestricted gun license must state in writing why they should receive such a license, and to provide additional documentation, such as prior military or law-enforcement service, a prior license-to-carry permit, or signed letters of recommendation.
Critics who spoke Tuesday, and who’ve blasted the policy before, made one last attempt at persuading Police Superintendent William Taylor to make it less onerous on applicants.
“I will never write an essay to get my rights as an American citizen,” resident Dan Gannon said.
Taylor did agree to work with one resident, a trained firearms-safety instructor, to help shape a training course applicants will be required to take. The trainer, Randy Breton, strongly criticized Taylor moments earlier for what he said was intentionally expensive training to dissuade anyone from applying for a gun permit.
“It’s beyond ridiculous,” Breton said of courses he looked into. One costs $1,100 over five days, and another doesn’t offer any sessions through the rest of the year in Massachusetts.
Police Superintendent William Taylor has been bequeathed the authority to unilaterally set the firearms policy. Hail to victory! Ignore that shredded document in the corner. Certainly ignore the gentleman in the picture with the white wig, looking down at you. He ain’t smil’n.
That’s right, if you have the honor of living in Lowell, Mass., you get to pick and choose what parts of the US Constitution suits you. Nothing like a little government sanctioned income discrimination. Don’t have $1,100 bucks sitting around in the sock drawer? Too bad for you and no gun for you.
What’s next, a $1,100 dollar poll-tax?
Geez, what a bunch of East Coast whack jobs.