I'm writing to you today about comments coming from a member of The Board of Selectmen in Westford. It has come to my attention that Selectmen Jeffries has stated yet again that he plans to go forward with banning firearms in Westford. The idea that is being proposed is not only illogical but it's also unconstitutional. If Mr. Jeffries is unhappy with the current firearm laws in this Country then he's free to move to another country which bans firearms. Such countries like Mexico, who have a complete ban on firearms, must be more acceptable to Mr. Jeffries. As we can plainly see, banning guns works in Mexico……... Also, England has banned private ownership of firearms and they're still pulling 4000 illegal guns off their streets every month.
Also, it has been statistically proven that were firearms are banned crime increases. We don't have to look at other countries to see this. Let's take a look at Chicago and see how well firearm bans have worked there. More people died in Chicago last year from gun violence than were killed in Afghanistan last year. Please tell me how this is logical, Afghanistan is a war zone and Chicago is a modern metropolitan city.
I don't know who they think you are trying to tell Citizens that they are not allowed to defend themselves! You have no idea how aggravated all of this has made me. Let me give you a little bit of information and background on me. So you know where I'm coming from.
1) I am not a resident of Westford. With that said, there is a chance that I would be traveling through your community from time to time and these bans and laws may affect me.
2) I'm currently the bearer of a Class A, unrestricted, high-capacity licensed to carry.
3) I am the owner of multiple firearms, all of which except magazines in excess of five rounds.
4) I'm a veteran of operation Iraqi freedom. 5) I served in TWO Branches of the U.S. Military.
6) Due to the fact of the stated in numbers four and five. I have taken an oath "To support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies both foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same" and I take this oath VERY seriously and do not believe that it has an expiration date.
With the above information stated I feel that it's my obligation to also mention that at all times I carry at least one firearm. I say that because should, you pass your restriction, I may find myself in your town. If I get arrested I will sue the crap out of your town for violating my constitutional rights. I don't care if the lawsuit bankrupts the town of Westford because my Rights are more important than the funds that the entire town has.
Something that should be realized, as far as the Second Amendment goes, our founding fathers carefully worded it. If you notice they never mentioned what types of firearms WE THE PEOPLE are allowed to own. Our founding fathers realized that firearms would advance in years to come and they wanted us to be able to be as equally armed as the government in this country. The purpose for the Second Amendment doesn't have anything to do with hunting or self-defense. Our founding fathers saw hunting as a fundamental right in order to put food on the table. They also saw self-defense as a fundamental human right.
Come to think of it, should Westford pass this by-law; I will personally organize a class action lawsuit, on constitutional grounds, against the town. In the lawsuit I will name each individual member of the border selectmen (in their official capacity), the town itself and possibly the police chief (in his official capacity). I will also name any officer who has arrested anybody or fined anybody under this law. I will make sure that this lawsuit puts the town of Westford into bankruptcy. Should you choose to call my bluff and pass such a bylaw you will see what a mistake you've made.
I want to make something clear so that nothing I've said gets taken the wrong way. I'm not making threats of violence or physical assaults. My only agenda is standing up for the Rights of law-abiding citizens. If the people of Westford want something done that will be meaningful and make a difference then they should get on their law enforcement officials, as well as their elected officials, about enforcing CURRENT laws. The answer is not creating new laws were turning law-abiding citizens into potential criminals. I hope that the people understand that idiotic laws, such as the ones proposed in Westford, will not make any difference in preventing crime. By banning firearms, you will ensure two things:
1) Only criminals, police officers and government agents will have firearms.
2) There will be more unarmed VICTIMS in Westford then there needs to be.
One EXTREMELY PISSED OFF American Veteran
P.S. Please read the Second Amendment AGAIN! Here it is:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."