News Lowell, Mass asks US citizens to write an essay for their guns now

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  1. LaserT

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    http://www.dailywire.com/news/2916/massachusetts-town-wants-make-people-do-something-hank-berrien

    Lowell, Massachusetts, 35 miles north of Boston, Police Superintendent William Taylor now has sole control over who gets to own a gun. The new requirement for ownership includes writing an “essay” justifying the acquisition that must be approved by Taylor. In addition, prospective gun owners must take a gun safety course; five-day course approved by the city totals $1,100.


    Listen, I'm not a gun person at all or ever carried one, but it does seem weird they are asking US citizens to write an essay and to fork over $1,100 for something they have a right to have by the Second Amendment. I mean poor people will be locked out of defending themselves as $1,100 is a good chunk of change and WHAT CRIMINAL is going to write something bad in his essay? The criminal will just make up a nice essay.

    Also to be honest, criminals can get a gun within minutes for cheap and with no background check.
     
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    Hopefully one of the pro-2A groups will successfully challenge these arbitrary requirements.
     
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    Not sure how they plan to enforce that with that pesky second amendment and all
     
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    "Please see the constitution. The end"
     
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    This law will not stand there is no way. My "essay" would be pretty much to the point. It would read.

    Why I do I want a gun? It's none of your fucking business.
     
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    I need a gun because some cocksucking judge feels I have to justify what is clearly a RIGHT and not a PRIVILEGE in the Bill of Rights with an essay. Make that three guns, a .308 Scout rifle, a shotgun and a large revolver.

    Make that four guns, add a 7.62 semi auto. Things seem to be going to shit around here.
     
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    How can we reduce gun violence?

    Ummmm....enforce existing laws?

    No that will never work.

    What if we forced everyone to write an essay?

    Pure genius. It's Miller time!!!!
     
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    Just buy a gun outside of Lowell. That cop can go fuck himself.
     
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    What is funny is this genius William Taylor thinks that criminals are going to write their real intentions in the essay. :snicker:

    No, the criminals will make a call to get a quick cheap gun right away and the law abiding citizens will have to write essays, fork over $1,100 and wait a while to get their gun. Seems right.
     
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    But all great villains monologue.
     
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    This nonsense will collapse as soon as someone takes it to court. No way it passes constitutional muster.
     
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    Are the costs being subsidized for low income gun owners?
     
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    Not only that, it's stupid.
    Who, exactly are you weeding out with this BS?
     
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    With the exception of the university there (which my daughter attends), Lowell is one of the big "black marks" in Massachusetts. Crime is high, lots of illegal immigrants, drugs. The Superintendent appears to be trying to take a step in making sure some lowlife thug with a wad of cash he/she made by selling heroin can't just walk into a store and buy a gun. By making them write an essay, it will also weed out anyone who can't speak a fucking word of English (subsequently, President Trump will deport them. It's a win-win).
     
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    As long as the purchaser has a clean backround, this police chief has no other control. A judge will eventually throw this essay non sense out.
     
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    That's wicked stupid.
     
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    State's Rights, no?
     
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    So can we make someone write an essay to vote or exercise any other unalienable right?
     
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    Please, don't give them Ideas. Somewhere someone is thinking, that's a good idea.
     
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    use the jim jefferies defense: "fuck off, i like guns"