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Newtown Unanimously Adopts New Firearms Ordinance

In response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last year in Newtown, CT, the Newtown Legislative Council has adopted a new firearms ordinance to make the town “more safe” by limiting recreational shooting. Yes, you read that correctly.

From WCVB Boston, emphasis added:

Town officials in Newtown have unanimously approved a firearms ordinance limiting recreational shooting.

The News Times reports that Legislative Council President Jeff Capeci said Monday that the ordinance balanced the views of those seeking to protect their Second Amendment rights and others who worry about safety and nuisance problems.

Hundreds of people offered about 200 hours of testimony for the ordinance in the town where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot in an elementary school last December.

The ordinance says no resident may shoot for more than four hours after police are notified and shooting is limited to one person at a time. Target backstops are required and must be 10 feet above the target.

No shooting is allowed within a half-mile of a school.

When will the nonsense end? Now the people of Newtown must notify the police if they are going to shoot, and only one person can shoot at a time? Will someone please explain to me how this new ordinance would have prevented the deaths of those 20 children and six adults? Anyone?

The fact is, no laws will prevent such tragedies. This is just more feel good, do nothing absurdity. Hopefully this new ordinance will be challenged in court, and blatantly disregarded by the residents of Newtown.

In other news, the NSSF announced that 1 million new hunters have been introduced to hunting thanks to the Families Afield program. Because of this program, 1 million new responsible hunters and potential firearms owners have been added in the past decade by this program alone.

This is a great example of how firearms can positively affect a community – no government, or ridiculous laws, required. Newtown Legislative Council, take notice. You want to build a safer community for the children of Newtown? Teach them to handle and use firearms safely.

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10 Responses to Newtown Unanimously Adopts New Firearms Ordinance

  1. dgdimick September 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Well at least they did it “for the children”.

    So to be an ass now,

    1. The School shooter shot for less the 4 hours after police where notified.
    2. There was only one shooter at a time.
    3 The classrooms provided a backstop to prevent stray rounds – most walls are over 10′

    Once more people don’t bother to think before they act.

    • Ken September 12, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      This is… perfectly worded.

  2. Hillbilly Bob September 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Encircle the city and starve the libtards out : )

  3. hardh8 September 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Disarmament is the key for the police state goons. Once this is accomplished, all other police state policies can happen.

  4. Pitt September 11, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Arm the damn teachers! That would be very constructive towards the safety of the children!

  5. dan September 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    if anything that any politician does is ‘for the children’ know it is UNconstitutional and evil….for politicians are only using their power to ‘rule over others’….history is not on ANY politicians these matters…none……imho…..Semper Fi

  6. Sean Gilliam September 12, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    last i checked, it was already illegal to go in a school and kill children.

  7. Shana September 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I see so much room for this to be abused. What kinds If questions do u have to answer when u call the police to get approved for target practice? Are they keeping track of how many times you practice or what types of guns u r shooting. Do u end up on some kind of watch list if they feel u are practicing more then they feel u should? Do u have to give personal info like name, address, and ssn. It seems like a stupid move but these law makers but truly gives them a lot of power that can be abused. Not trying to sound crazy but with way things are going now a days I wouldn’t put anything past them.

    • Hillbilly Bob September 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      My answer for everything like this bullshit is “Encircle the city and starve the libtards out”
      I always said that in jest and would get some funny looks
      As of late when I say this statement to people they think for a minute and nod their head yes
      I think average to normal people are starting to get tired of the libtard bullshit and damn near at the end of their rope, see Colorado

  8. XTrooper September 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    This is a perfect example of why all states should have preemptive laws so that a handful of local government idiots can’t step all over the rights of citizens unfortunate enough to live in venues under their feeble-minded control.