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Longmont City Council Meeting On Extreme “Gun Safety Resolution” – Sept 3rd
September 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Sept 10th, Longmont, CO City Council will be voting on a “Gun Safety” resolution so extreme it puts Boulder’s “assault weapons” ban to shame. Please attend both the meeting prior to the vote, and the meeting the day of the vote (both Tues Sept 3rd and Tues Sept 10th).
We must show up in force to oppose this! If you are comfortable doing so, please come with a 3 minute prepared speech to give during public comment (it’s easy). If you don’t want to speak, please still come and offer support to others. Please also contact the mayor and city council members via email and telephone asking them to kill this nonsense now or vote against it on Sept 10th.
You can email them all at once at: [email protected] and telephone numbers can be found here: https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/city-council/city-council-members
This is the verbiage of the draft resolution:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF LONGMONT:
The City Council of Longmont respects second amendment protection of the right of U.S. citizens to possess firearms.
Longmont’s City Council strongly encourages Colorado’s Governor, elected members of the State Legislature, and United States Congress to actively support common sense gun safety legislation that includes some combination of the following provisions:
• Required state issued permits for gun ownership.
• Universal background checks on all sales, including the private sale of firearms*.
• State issued permits for concealed carry*.
• State issued permits for concealed carry within a vehicle*.
• Banning the personal sale or purchase of military grade weapons by non-military personnel.
• Limits on magazine capacity*.
• Required gun locks that enable only permitted gun owners to fire a weapon.
• Prohibitions of gun ownership by convicted felons and individuals convicted of domestic abuse.
• Red flagging individuals who have given family members and/or law enforcement reasons for concern about their mental and emotional stability*.
The council voted 5-2 to move the resolution forward to a full discussion and vote set for Sept 10th, 2019.
Here is more information and a PDF of the complete resolution: https://www.timescall.com/2019/08/29/longmont-city-council-to-consider-gun-safety-affordable-health-care-resolutions/
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