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THIS city now requires gun owners write an ESSAY before they carry…

THIS city now requires gun owners write an ESSAY before they carry…

by The Analytical Economist for Allen West

All that can be said about the latest gun control measure is that its at least unique.

How long have we been hearing about the need for background checks, closing the gun show loophole, restricting magazine sizes, and other regulations that would’ve done nothing to prevent any recent mass shooting? It’s about time gun control advocates pitched something new.

So the new strategy: treat all Americans like middle school students. Want to carry a gun in Massachusetts? Get out a pen and paper because you’re going to have to write an essay to explain why.

As Fox News reports:

Critics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write “an essay” and pay upwards of $1,100 for training.

The new laws take effect this week in Lowell, a city of 110,000 that lies 35 miles north of Boston. Pushed by Police Superintendent William Taylor and passed by the City Council, they require applicants for unrestricted handgun licenses to state in writing why they should receive such a license. Taylor, who was unavailable for comment on Monday, has sole discretion for approving or denying the applications.

“It is absurd that people should have to write an essay to the town to explain why they should be able to exercise their constitutional rights,” said Jim Wallace, executive director of Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts. “We already have a very strict set of gun laws in the state, but this is way over the top.”

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