Gun shops banned in Brookline, Massachusetts.
They’re coming for you next: The local government in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburban community outside of Boston, is attempting to impose new zoning regulations that would essentially ban gun stores.
Under the new zoning proposal submitted by town board members Petra Bignami, Janice Kahn, Alexandra Metral, and Sharon Schoffman, gun stores would only be allowed to operate by special permit. It also states buffer zones will be around residential properties, private and public K-12 schools, and childcare facilities, which would block firearm businesses from operating within a certain distance.
The proposal came after the City of Newton, one town over, approved new zoning rules for gun stores in June that restricted them to three locations. This action was in response to a new gun store attempting to open.
Since this very leftist community is routinely hostile to the second amendment and the right to bear arms, it would astonish me if any special permit would ever be approved. And even if one was, the buffer rules are likely so restrictive that there is probably no location in town where a gun store would be legal.
The illogic of gun control advocates always amazes me. These are also the same people who scream in horror whenever any Republican wins an election. “He’s a facist! Another Hitler! He’s going to have his enemies rounded up tomorrow!” Putting aside the fact that these slanderous cries of horror have always been proven absurd, their fear of Republican rule should in fact be a reason for them to encourage gun ownership and the second amendment. How else will they be able to defend themselves when those evil Republican storm-troopers arrive at their door?
Instead, they fervently want to disarm themselves, so that the only people who are allowed guns are government employees, the very same “fascists” these leftists supposedly fear. Essentially, their reasoning is this: “We must be disarmed so that only the fascists will have guns! Only in this way can we protect ourselves from gun violence!”
As idiotic and oppressive as this ban is, under our federalist Constitutional system, small towns like Brookline and Newton have the right to do this. I am simply pointing out their brainless reasoning.
I must also point out the consequence of this authoritarian foolishness. In the end, such bans are not simply bans against guns and gun stores. They are bans against anyone who dissents from the policies of these local governments. If you happen to disagree with them, you really do not want to live in their towns, because what these officials really want to do is disarm you. As government officials, they will still be amply armed, with a police force and security to back them up. Annoy them enough, and they will eventually set that power against you.
I also guarantee that if any of their fellow travelers outside of government is found violating their anti-gun laws, they will find a way to let them off easy, with little or no punishment. If you are conservative however and violate even the most minor of their edicts, they will throw the book at you.
Such is leftist justice. Freedom and power for me, not for thee.