• Comm2a Wesson Complaint Press Release

    For Immediate Release: March 12, 2013

    Comm2A, the organization dedicated to preserving rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, has filed suit in federal court against Police Chiefs in Salisbury and Natick for denying plaintiffs the right to possess a firearm for self defense.

    Massachusetts law currently imposes a lifetime ban on the issuance of a license to carry to anyone convicted of even minor drug related offenses.

    "Practically speaking, what this means is that someone who plead guilty to possession of less than an ounce of marijuana when they were a teenager, paid a fine and served no jail time, isn't eligible for an LTC, even if they’ve led an exemplary, law-abiding life for the past thirty or forty years. " said Brent Carlton, President of Comm2A. "This represents an utterly unreasonable denial of a fundamental right and in no way can be justified by the legitimate need to keep firearms out of the hands of irresponsible or dangerous individuals."

    Both plaintiffs have a single misdemeanor conviction for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and have faced no other charges in the past 30-40 years. One plaintiff was convicted in 1982 and fined $10.00. The other plaintiff was convicted in 1973 and fined $300.00. Neither plaintiff was represented by an attorney at the time of their conviction.

    Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is currently a civil offense in Massachusetts punishable by a $100 fine and by law cannot be used to deny someone a License to Carry.
    Comm2A and the individual plaintiffs are represented by Lee, Massachusetts attorney Jeff Scrimo.

    Commonwealth Second Amendment (Comm2A) is a grassroots civil rights organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. Len-2A Training's Avatar
      Len-2A Training -
      Go get 'em!
    1. Amazon's Avatar
      Amazon -
      what a sham...get'em!!
    1. Jbarila's Avatar
      Jbarila -
      Love those guys!
    1. Revelationechc's Avatar
      Revelationechc -
      If Comm2A was a girl, I'd marry her.
    1. Stumpthumper's Avatar
      Stumpthumper -
      Awesome. One case at a time....even if it's actually more than that.
    1. Dirtypacman's Avatar
      Dirtypacman -
      Excellent, every time I read something like this it just screams DONATE once again. I will be doing so in my next pay period. Thank you COMM2A
    1. edhead35's Avatar
      edhead35 -
      Good work Comm2A. Money bomb time!!!
    1. Palladin's Avatar
      Palladin -
      no prisoners!
    1. OfficerObie59's Avatar
      OfficerObie59 -
      Right on!
    1. s4mt3k's Avatar
      s4mt3k -
    1. ThePreBanMan's Avatar
      ThePreBanMan -
      The libertarian in me loves this. Let me smoke my weed in my mom's basement with my guns in peace!!!
    1. jeff12340's Avatar
      jeff12340 -
      great hope we come out on top
    1. xcom's Avatar
      xcom -
      Someone should have dropped this case before it got this far. Retreat could have been the better part of valor for these towns so I'm glad they pushed it!
    1. stinger35's Avatar
      stinger35 -
      If enough of these suites take place, they have to make a difference at some point. Go 2A!
    1. Stryker's Avatar
      Stryker -
      Awesome - Go 2A!
    1. PennyPincher's Avatar
      PennyPincher -
      This would be a great victory!
    1. Mudfish's Avatar
      Mudfish -
      These press releases make it much easier to see the receipt come in from my monthly donation. Where would we be without these guys???
    1. Wrench75's Avatar
      Wrench75 -
      This is just ridiculous. Get caught with a joint and you can never get your LTC. Meanwhile I know a cop who is only on the job because he was caught with 2 8-balls of cocaine. When he went to trial the judge gave him a choice go to jail or go to war. He chose war. Then when he came back he took the civil service exam and got on the job because of the vet preference shit. Clearly he is much more "suitable" than a pot smoker.

      When the hell are people going to wake up?
      "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

      OK I"ll stop now. I'm about an inch away from going full rant....
    1. Billsail's Avatar
      Billsail -
      Just admitting to smoking pot jeopardizes your suitability to own firearms. You can, however, be President.
    1. Rob Boudrie's Avatar
      Rob Boudrie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpthumper View Post
      Awesome. One case at a time....even if it's actually more than that.
      Comm2A is currently running multi-core.
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