‘A huge infringement’: Norwalk to do further research after community feedback on proposed gun ban

‘A huge infringement’: Norwalk to do further research after community feedback on proposed gun ban

Supporters walk with State Senate Majority leader Bob Duff and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling who hosted a March for Gun Reform Saturday, March 3, 2018, from St. Paul’s on the Green to City Hall in Norwalk, Conn. City officials are now considering banning guns on city properties. NORWALK — Gun owners and non-gun owners alike are taking issue with a new proposal that would ban the weapons on city properties, with some arguing the rule would infringe on their constitutional rights. According to Common Council Ordinance Committee Chair Lisa Shanahan, the group received over 250 emails prior to its Tuesday meeting with feedback on the committee’s look at city gun ordinances, which could include a proposed ban from carrying in city buildings. Despite the outcry over the proposal, Shanahan said the committee is continuing to research and discuss the issue. A vote on the item was tabled after over two hours of comments and discussions. By Erin Kayata By Erin Kayata Over a dozen people — both gun owners and non-gun owners — spoke at Tuesday’s meeting against the proposed ban. Concerns ranged from the potential of the ordinance to make criminals out of legal gun owners to the proposal contradicting the Second Amendment, which protects the right of citizens to “keep and bear arms.” “This is a huge infringement on the Second Amendment rights,” said Norwalk resident Mallory Stevens. “Given the current climate, this is an overstep of the government on our personal choices. I haven’t seen someone […]

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