Longmeadow’s Anti-Gun Proposals Could Come to Your Town!

NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- On Tuesday, May 10 from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., three anti-gun articles will be up for a possible vote at the Longmeadow Annual Town Meeting.

These proposed articles will create unreasonable restrictions on law-abiding gun owners in the neighboring town of Longmeadow. Please attend the town meeting to support residents in Longmeadow and to prevent the proposed articles below from coming to your town!


Anyone possessing a firearm, rifle, or shotgun in any building owned by the town, or on recreation area, conservation area, or other grounds owned by the town, would pay a fine of $300. This proposed bylaw would prohibit anyone from possessing a firearm (defined under state law as a pistol, revolver, or similar weapon), rifle, or shotgun in a town building or on town property.


This article would require a person applying for, or seeking to renew, a license to carry a firearm or a firearm identification card with the Chief of Police or Police Department to describe in writing each firearm, rifle or shotgun possessed by the prospective license holder. Such description would include the serial number, make, model, and caliber of each firearm, rifle, or shotgun. Whoever fails to provide a description for each firearm, rifle, or shotgun shall pay a fine of $300 for each firearm, rifle, or shotgun which has not been so described. The bylaw would also require applicants to certify their compliance with the Massachusetts law that requires firearms, rifles, and shotguns to be stored in locked containers or to be similarly secured.


This article would ban assault weapons in the town of Longmeadow. Anyone possessing an assault weapon or a large capacity feeding device would pay a fine of $300 for each day such an assault weapon or large capacity feeding device is possessed. The possessor of an assault weapon or a large capacity feeding device shall pay a separate fine for each assault weapon and each large capacity feeding device.

Massachusetts state law prohibits the possession of assault weapons and large capacity feeding devices (defined as devices capable of holding certain amounts of ammunition) but provides an exception for assault weapons and large capacity feeding devices lawfully possessed on September 13, 1994. This bylaw would eliminate this exception and prohibit all assault weapons and large capacity feeding devices in Longmeadow. The effective date of September 1, 2016 would force owners of assault weapons and large capacity feeding devices to remove them from the town of Longmeadow.

Remember, your town could be next. Once again, please attend the meeting on May 10 to fight these draconian proposals from happening in your neighboring town!

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Timothy K. Toroian

HOW does that stop crime????????? Be logical people.


Like I said it doesn’t it only protects criminals let’s look at California it had 12 man shooting with all their gun control. New York City gun crime is up 12% since the passage of that law but you can also say it’s two to stop and frisk and lack of jobs. Most of the charges under the safe act came from New York City. By the way Chicago is doing great with all their gun control.


First off I want to read the entire proposed regulation of this town because something is missing like always. The first problem I see with this law is law-enforcement is not exempt from that law. Oh wait New York State did that then change the law at night so people wouldn’t know about it. Then this so called permit or registration card I understand some states have pistol permits where the serial number caliber what type of handgun it is has to be in the card. But this is also like Illinois FOID card. What you need to have a… Read more »


On April 15, 2014 more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

New Yorks 1,000,000 new illegal gun owners..


There’s an estimated 1.2 million to 2.1 million so call assault weapons In the state of New York. Oh only about 45,000 were actually registered in the state of New York. I’m sorry the state of New York has not started building prisons for all these so-called criminals. By the way if you want to type that non sense on New York State law to me it’s anything over 10 rounds for any firearm is illegal in the state of New York for civilian use. You Had to sell them out of state or turn them over to the police.… Read more »


Unfortunately the engineers of this travesty are not the first to reap the consequences.


first off: Define law-abiding!! We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,… Read more »

Jim Halberson

States I’ll be moving to just as soon as hell freezes over: Massachusetts. States I’ll probably live in until the day I die: Florida. Unofficial Florida state motto: “The Gunshine State, Just another day in paradise”


The cradle of the Founders would be the last place you would expect anti-constitutional Progressives to even be allowed in polite public. I guess what they say about inbreeding has some standing after all. I was a native Texan for 62 years in the Great City of Houston until the Progressive snowbirds kept migrating out of the Rust Belt Union crap holes to my wonderful City bringing the very ideas that sent their once proud city’s into the septic tank with them. Some fled all the way to California and now are trying to get out ? Why? They are… Read more »

Tom C.

Not voting or not paying attention to who is running causes these things to happen. Appearantly, this is in Mass. and how can you defend against that? I don’t know that is one of the most liberal, puke, state in the union. They and Kommiefornia should form their own country and put a wall around it. Hopefully they will slide into the ocean and poison the sharks around there.


I wonder how many residents of Longmeadow have lost their 2nd Amendment RIGHTS and don’t even know it. How many of these upstanding, “I know whats best for you “minded people, have a record for OUI, Pot possession, even if it goes back years, like college. How many people may have picked up an A&B charge when they were 17 and now 30 or older, years later, they couldn’t get a pistol permit because they would be flagged in the background check. How many combat Vets would be flagged if they ever sought treatment from the VA for PTSD? Anyone… Read more »


What the ANTI’s do not seem to understand
When they have pushed it far enough left

Witold Pilecki

Oh…we’re already there….in MA, NY, Kommiecticut, etc. with The Armed Civil Disobedience of Non-Compliance. I personally have been a proud non-compliant Patriot in the PSRK since 1994.

The only difference is, so far they have not yet started violating the 4th Amendment to get at the 2nd… not yet. When that starts, so does that shooting…once again, at tyrants by Patriots!


Read my blog at: http://tfbel.blogspot.com

Stephen Tremblay

And that folks is why I escaped that awful state called Massachusetts, the hoops you had to jump through to get a LTC or FID and to even renew it.I am so glad I moved south.


I have held my nose and voted for most election in my life of voting. Mostly to try to keep someone OUT of office. WE have to CONTINUE dong so.

Earl Godfrey

Sadly, these articles are proposed under the umbrella of freedom called “citizen petition”. Longmeadow’s fundamental governing body is the town meeting, whereby a petition not contravening the state or federal constitution may be voted upon to become law. If freedom loving citizens who love the constitution do not actively participate in these meetings, then we are all subject to the dictatorship of a small, vocal minority that may easily make up a quorum and determine the outcome of any local vote. The locally elected politicians in this case are not the decisive body. At the end of the day we… Read more »

Mike McAllister

More proof of what happens when you let a liberal run wild. As in the coming Presidential election. If you don’t vote you are voting for the other person.


Ol massive 2 shats at it again. We already know they’re anti gun / anti common sense and against real men with testicles.
Thank god for the south ! Never will I leave the great state of Tennessee, the home of shooting shat. At least here men can be men without fear of being discriminated against for not being a fag.


We have an election coming up for sheriff, and all the candidates support the second amendment. The state sheriff’s assn has been against some recent pro-gun rights bills, but our county has been solidly pro. Most of the northeast states are anti-constitution. No wonder they keep losing population to conservative states.


My town and my state won’t be next ! I guarantee you that ! We vote people into political office that understand and believe in the constitution !