Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Approximately 400 citizens attended a meeting of the Westford, MA Board of Selectmen on Feb. 20 2013 to speak against a proposed ‘assault weapons’ ban, which was ultimately defeated. The crowd “erupted in applause” and greeted the news with a standing ovation.
Robert Jeffries, Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectman and the one who proposed the bill, said he was taken aback by the size of the opposition: “This was meant to be a discussion within the town of Westford. A community discussion that’s gotten way, way beyond that.”
However, Jeffries then said he had hoped to look beyond his community to justify the ban: “I though there would be some negative reaction. But I also thought maybe some other towns in Massachusetts might have also tried something similar and none of them did.”
Westford resident David Kohl was at the meeting and said: “It was good for gun owners, it was good for everything. It was great.”
NRA President David Keene weighed in on the ban’s defeat as well, suggesting that proponents of such bans should consult the Constitution before putting such proposals forward in the future.
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