Littleton Votes To Give Police Chief Additional Power Over Licensed Retailers.
Littleton residents voted at town meeting last night to support Article 16. This gives the Littleton Chief of Police power over the town’s licensed retailers that goes beyond current state law. We will update on this as information develops.
Thank you to everyone who showed up last night in order to stop the article.
Original alert below.
Littleton is trying to force existing firearms dealers to close by adding onerous new fees and restrictions.
Please attend town meeting on October 28th – Vote NO on Article 16!
The Town of Littleton, MA is trying a new tactic in the relentless attack on our Second Amendment rights. This time it’s not gun bans or “red flag” laws or shooting range closures – it’s an attempt to restrict firearms ownership by shutting down firearms businesses through arbitrary fees and restrictions. If this type of infringement is allowed to take hold here, it can and will spread to other municipalities.
We have to stop it now.
The town of Littleton is taking actions directly against the numerous licensed gun dealers that have operated safely and without incident at The Mill at 410 Great Road for years. At the upcoming special town meeting on October 28, 2019, “Article 16” on the ballot that would amend the town’s bylaws to permit the police to set arbitrary “safety” requirements and charge arbitrary “inspection fees”. The notional reason given for this action is to recover administrative costs associated with inspecting the firearms dealers in town.
This direct attack on the Littleton dealers is nothing more than harassment. You can read the article in its entirety here (on page 7): https://www.littletonma.org/sites/littletonma/files/uploads/2019-10-28_stm_warrant_vfinal_fullyexecuted.pdf
We are looking for Littleton residents to attend the upcoming special town meeting. We are asking that non-residents please not attend. The first step in combating this serious attack on our collective rights is to defeat the article at town meeting. Littleton residents are asked to attend the meeting and vote “NO” on article 16. We ask that you dress and behave appropriately for a town meeting as our goal is not to alienate other town residents, but to make people aware of the blatant harassment coming from their elected and appointed officials.
We hope that many of you will take the opportunity to speak out against the Article once the motion has been made. If you are willing to speak out against the article and would like talking points, please contact Randy Dean (email@example.com) or Jim Finnerty (Jim.Finnerty@MassGunOwnership.com).
Please help us defeat Article 16.