Lanesborough to Vote on Gun Law Sanctuary Proposal

Lanesborough to Vote on Gun Law Sanctuary Proposal

The Selectmen close the town meeting warrant Wednesday. Voters will decide 27 articles. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A citizen petition to make Lanesborough a "sanctuary town" from any federal gun laws seen as violating the 2nd Amendment will come before voters in June, following approval of the warrant for town meeting by the Board of Selectmen last week. The petition, submitted by resident Donald Dermyer, calls on Lanesborough to "designate Lanesborough, MA as a ‘Designated Town’ to keep the Federal government from enforcing any laws and regulations to limit the Second Amendment." "All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations by the Federal Government and specifically Presidential Administration whether past, present, or future," Dermyer’s petition reads in its primary summary, "which infringe on the peoples right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and/or Article XX of the Constitution of the State of Massachusetts shall be invalid in the Town, shall not be recognized in the Town, and of no effect in this Town, specifically rejected by this Town, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this Town." The petition lists five categories of circumstances it considers 2nd Amendment violations, including new taxes and fees on firearms, registration or tracking of firearms, tracking of firearms owners, confiscation of firearms or ammunition, and an open-ended clause that includes "any act past, present, or future" passed by Congress that is seen as infringing on the 2nd […]

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