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Wayland Rod & Gun Closure Attempt?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FPrice, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. MetroWest

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    Here is the video:

     
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    Did he ask his wife if he could do this ? What a pussy.
     
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    Maybe his wife put him up to it.
     
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    Should have just stayed in Cambridge
    No bad apples there.
    The progressives have created a utopia in their own image.
    Time to move to new unsettled lands and bring them civilization.
    Be wary if he starts handing out blankets over the winter
     
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    Don't forget they can always go back to the vote after they think all the 2A people leave.
     
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    No way I’m watching that video. The article made me sick enough. Pussies
     
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    Watched the video. Predictably, it just pissed me off. His argument seems to be that putting a pointless restriction on lawful gun owners shows that the town is "standing up to gun violence". What BS. The bottom line is that there are people who don't like guns, and, by extension, don' t like people who own guns. Any law, regulation or restriction that harasses gun owners is therefore, by definition, a good thing, regardless of whether it has any practical effect on reducing crime or violence.

    And the stuff about keeping out "bad apples" - does he have any empirical evidence that people who come to Wayland to hunt are bad apples? Of course not. In fact, since you can't buy a gun without a background check we are the one group that's been pre-screened to eliminate any bad apples. It would make more sense to pass an ordinance that prohibits anyone from hitting a golf ball within 1000 feet of a residence to insure that "bad apple" golfers stay out of town.
     
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    Nothing but the sound of geese in his yard. All I heard were ducks. What a waster of oxygen.
     
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    Wayland Special Town Meeting starts tonight Nov 13 at 7pm at the Wayland High School Field House. Wayland Voters - Please attend and vote No on Article 10.
     
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    That's no different than saying "I have a lot of black friends but if you invite them to your town ......."
     
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    Wonder how he feels about bad apples at the southern border.
     
  13. Rob Boudrie

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    My club has about 1000 members. To the best of my understanding, none have ever been convicted of misuse of a firearm.

    A woman I know switched from being a Rock/Heavy Metal concert tech to shooting. Her elderly mother was concerned. I asked her "would you rather she hang around rock type people and the attendant drugs or a group of people who have had state and federal criminal record checks and none of which have any serious or drug convictions?". She got the point.
     
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    As long as his fowl are not bothered I am sure it’s fine.

    Now remember if food is ever scarce this guy is a must visit....
     
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    Just got back from town meeting. The article was passed over. The petitioner was like number 15 in the gif below:

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    The petitioner significantly amended the article from what was distributed in the warrant, so we got a two-page amendment from him at the town meeting. I believe that this was the third version of the article.

    Unfortunately for the petitioner, one of the opponents was well versed on town bylaws and before the petitioner could present his article, the opponent made a point of order. The opponent pointed out to the moderator that, by town meeting rules, an article can not be amended if that amendment would further restrict the rights of citizens. The opponent pointed out portions of the amendment that would further restrict rights. The petitioner claimed that wasn't true, that the amendment would be less restrictive than the text in the warrant. After a fair bit of back and forth, the town moderator discussed the issue with town counsel and determined that, indeed, the amendment would further restrict rights of citizens, in violation of town meeting rules, so that the amendment would not be considered. This caused the petitioner some consternation.

    The moderator then said that the town would consider the article as printed in the warrant. The petitioner waived his right to speak to his article, but instead wanted to amend it. Before that was allowed, another citizen made a point of order. This citizen said that the article was clearly poorly written, wasn't ready, and shouldn't be considered by the town in its current state. So he made a motion to pass over the article. That motion passed 200-something to 80-something. Since this was the last article, the special town meeting was adjourned.

    I do expect him to bring it back up at town meeting again in the Spring. We will be there if he does.

    ETA: the vote was 268 to 89 to pass over. Only a majority was required.
     
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    Been waiting for an update, so glad to read this post. Great news!
     
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    Great outcome for Wayland residents and WR&GC members! Article 10 was passed over due to last minute wording changes by the petitioner and the will of Wayland voters. Special thanks to Tom A. & Jared N. for taking the mike and demonstrating why this proposition was inept and not concurrent with the beliefs and values of Wayland Patriots. Shout out to Chief Swanick and his officers for keeping the traffic and meeting safe and orderly. We will remain vigilant and protect all of our God given rights.
     
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    Seriously. It's become such a progressive utopia that they don't even bother to report on the drive-bys anymore. [rolleyes]

    To this day, I still don't know why I never saw anything about it. I know know what multiple gunshots and a getaway car peeling out sound like.
     
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    And the beat goes on........
    Wayland special Town Meeting bans recreational marijuana businesses

    Hasn’t given up

    Duane Galbi said he hasn’t given up on his citizen petition to limit the discharge of firearms in Wayland. Galbi made the statement minutes after a 268-89 vote to pass over the article.

    Several voters on the floor said the article was too confusing, including a recent change Galbi made to some of the article’s language.

    “The whole process got a little confusing,” Galbi acknowledged. “I’ll try again (at spring Town Meeting).”

    Galbi and co-sponsor Tom Gulley wanted to put limits on outdoor shooting, including the firing of guns within 1,000 feet from the nearest dwelling. State law calls for 500 feet. The measure also called for an end to any new gun ranges.

    The Wayland Rod and Gun Club believed the petition was an effort to shut it down. Galbi said that was not his intention, because the club is grandfathered when it comes to local zoning and noise regulations.
     
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    Galbi previously said it was an effort to shut the club down, prior to being told that changing town bylaws wouldn’t restrict the club due to the club being grandfathered. His goal from the beginning was to shut down the club but, as is typical of him, he didn’t do his homework.
     
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    Awww poor fella. I hope he cried himself to a restless sleep.

    Anybody that didn't think this was an attempt to shut down WR&GC is a fool.
     
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    He and his partner in crime stated it for the newspaper.

    Petition targets Wayland Rod and Gun Club

    Wayland resident Tom Gulley, one of the petition’s two co-sponsors, agreed the move is directed at the club.
    “It hasn’t been a good neighbor,” he said.
    His co-sponsor, Duane Galbi, said the petition “applies to anything new (in Wayland). From a Wayland perspective, shooting guns is not something we’re in favor of.”

    “Shut down the gun club, that was the intent,” Galbi confirmed of the prior effort, although he added that it didn’t involve Gulley. After working with neighbors to reduce the speed limit on Stonebridge Road, Galbi said he wanted to repay those who didn’t want the gun club. But he withdrew the petition after realizing many neighbors accepted the gun club because it had been there for so long.
     
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    Actually, he withdrew that attempt to close the club because he was informed by the town that his attempt wouldn’t work. His attempt that time around was to use a noise bylaw. He was unaware that MGL specifically protects gun ranges from noise bylaws.

    Also, his attempt to get the town to lower the speed limit on Stonebridge Rd resulted in the speed limit staying the same on most of it and increasing on part of it.
     
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    [laugh2][laugh2][laugh2]
     
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    Yeah, that was pretty fricking hilarious. This Spring he ran for the Board of Public Works. Apparently he thought he got a raw deal when he tried to get the speed limit changed. He lost. We should start calling him 0-fer.
     
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    Awesome work everyone, thank you.
     
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    Here is a description from the Wayland Voters Network:

    Full text here: Yahoo! Groups
     
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    To use an IPSCDRL expression: "Sounds to me like someone has a problem with diversity".
     
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    The Wayland neighbors are now fighting a cell tower on gun club property. I wonder if this is just because of the usual NIMBY reasons, or if they have figured out that this will provide the club with money for legal fees, knowing that the first party who stops paying the lawyers will lose the shooting regulation dispute.
     
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    isn't there supposed to be Federal law, to prohibit this stuff? To prevent NIMBY resistance to cell towers?
     
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