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As we tried to engage the town on this disconnect and the Town Administrator declined to meet would tend to imply that this is not a face value issue.
Thank you for posting this!Alert | Littleton FFL's Under Attack | Vote NO on Article 16 - GOAL.ORG
Can't find anything under Littleton. Shocked Jack hasn't posted it yet, so I thought I would just in case.
MA prohibits a STATE LICENSED DEALER from a residence, not an FFL.MA prohibits being an FFL at your residence and demands a separate location/address (ok, there are a few exceptions to this, but lets run with this for now).
It's personal. The current shithead COP and the previous shithead POC have hated me since I have opened up the mill for FFL tenants. Makes work for them issuing state licenses. Takes time away from them to write speeding tickets and shooting dogs. Jack.
I am certain no one in Littleton understand this issue and why the Mill exists. If you take it at face value, there is no way that 50 businesses selling firearms can successfully compete with one another at the same address. But that is not what is happening. Only about 10 are truly active with local retail sales. The rest all fall into other categories of business or requirements to have their FFL. One guy is all about pre-ban ARs and AKs and does everything online. One guy is all about doing research into silencer development and technology. I could continue the list of other businesses that are doing things other than major retail.
How many low income housing units could you fit there if all the FFLs move out?
To reinforce what @EddieCoyle said, we need Littleton residents to come to town meeting and vote this article down. We need you to contact anyone you know who is a Littleton resident and get them to attend (even if they are not a gun owner). The fight at town meeting is not about the 2nd amendment but about regulatory over reach by the town. This could happen to ANY business type in Littleton if they do this to the Mill.
The fight is against tyranny of the appointed officials over legal, compliant, safe businesses operating within federal and state law.
We would ask that non-residents do not flood the town meeting. We do not want to turn people against us.
We would ask that residents that do attend be respectful of town meeting etiquette and procedure. Our goal is to win hearts and minds, not alienate potential allies.
Is this the same Massachusetts "home rule" law that some cities and towns are using to outlaw the carrying of common pocket knives with blades over 2.5 inches in length? Crazy! Sorry, but this s*it is just plain crazy!This bylaw change gives the police a blank check to enact any regulations/restrictions they want. They can require armed guards, police details, insurance policies, whatever they want, and then charge whatever they want to ensure compliance.
This article will give the police the unilateral ability to close down the almost 50 legitimate firearms businesses that have been operating safely in Littleton for YEARS without issue.
The ATF recently inspected every FFL in Littleton, and found NO VIOLATIONS.
As far as safety goes, every dealer in the Mill has taken firearms safety classes, and every dealer in the Mill has passed numerous federal and state background checks. In addition, every customer of every dealer at the Mill is a MA LTC holder, and has therefore passed background checks and taken safety classes. The Mill is literally the safest place in Littleton.
I know one who was written up for over 4,000 violations (corrective action only, no punishment). It was something silly like writing state names out rather than using the USPS abbreviation.I wonder what the compliance rate with any other random set of 50 FFLs is?
I just checked that PD's website. I didn't know that Matt Pinard was the Chief, What turned him? When I knew him in Ayer, he hunted with several of us and was very pro gun.
You can be pro-gun and still be anti second amendment and/or a statist. Having an experience with him first hand I'd lean towards Massachusetts statist with power of arrest. Especially in regards to the if it's not spelled out as legal to me it's clearly illegal to the first half of that title.I just checked that PD's website. I didn't know that Matt Pinard was the Chief, What turned him? When I knew him in Ayer, he hunted with several of us and was very pro gun.
The article was put on the warrant by the Selectmen
The article was written by the Chief of Police, Town Counsel and the Town Administrator based on what the Town Administrator said at the Selectmen's meeting at the end of September.
Thanks, but remember that half of what I post is screwed up. Jack.Jack, you and Skysoldier are half my reasons for reading this board. Go get them, and if there is anything the rest of us keyboard warriors can do let us know.