NRA and Townhall.Com pick up Lowell Firearm License Story

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On the NRA Facebook page is this link to the Townhall.com Story about the revised Lowell License to carry firearms policy.

Here’s just a small portion of the story:

Massachusetts Town Subjects Gun Permit Applicants To An Essay Portion

Folks, I’m not joking with this one. Lowell, Massachusetts is going to require gun permit applicants to write an essay to explain why they’re exercising their Second Amendment rights. If a federal judge struck down California’s 10-day waiting period for gun owners as an unconstitutional infringement on their civil rights, then this essay portion should surely be struck down

Then they run a large part of the Lowell Sun story that mentions some of the requirements and conclude with:

The article added that the police superintendent “may unilaterally set the firearms policy.” The whole point of the Bill of Rights is what we don’t have to explain why we’re exercising them. These are rights that predate government. It’s an absolute disgrace that these residents have to explain one of the oldest civil rights codified in American law. Yes, I know this is anti-gun Massachusetts, but even folks from The Bay State like their guns.

Lowell recently has had a rather poor showing in court, losing the Pan Handler case and facing a possible $700,000 + Legal Bill and settling $800,000 for a series of teacher grievances. What makes them think they won’t lose here? Especially if the Calf. issue was ruled unconstitutional?

Where’s that vigilant Fiscal watchdog who was so concerned about spending $158,479.51 over 6 years for Healthcare and workers compensation surveillance? How much can the city spend in these lawsuits and losses ?