|State Rep. Timothy J. Toomey of Cambridge in January filed one of the most insidious gun control bills in the country. Toomey’s bill would force most law abiding gun owners in Massachusetts to make a choice between loosing their legal ability to own a gun, or become criminals.
H.665, requiring certain insurance policies for persons with firearm licenses, is inconsistent with recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and a recent Massachusetts House proclamation supporting the Second Amendment.
The first step in exchanging real freedom for a more controlled, or limited freedom, like in other countries, is to limit our gun rights, our Second Amendment. This bill is not about insurance, it’s about oppression. It would put a terrible infringement of our basic civil rights into law.
Hopefully, voters will wake up in 2011 and 2012 and remove all politicians who, like Toomey, would help destroy this state and our country with bills and laws like this.
RICHARD LEWIS, Weymouth
Mark’s NOTE: Not one politician ever elected in this country was ever given a mandate to strip Americans of any of their Constitutional rights, no one has ever run on that platform, they have NO magical mandate to do so now. Remove from office every charlatan who thinks he/she does!