View Full Version : Anyone who hunts in Reading should read this

12-04-2014, 08:38 AM
This is off the GOAL web page. It would not let me copy the link so I copied the content.

GOAL Alert: Anti Freedom Residents In The Town of Reading Will Be Voting To Ban the Legal Discharge of Firearms and Hunting.

December 3, 2014.

It has come to GOAL's attention that a group of Reading residents have included an article to be voted on at a special Reading Town Meeting, scheduled for Monday, January 5, 2015.

The meeting will be held at: Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Rd, Reading, MA 01867

Back Story: The genesis of this article comes from a property owner who's land is near conservation land. Within the conservation land there is a parcel of private property which is perfectly legal to hunt/discharge firearms on.

The complaining property owner appeared before the Board of Selectmen on September 23, 2014 demanding action be taken to shut down legal hunting and shooting before hunting season started.

On that date the complaining owners said some interesting things:

"the issue is, that with permission, someone can shoot a gun." Also, "we're concerned that it's legal to discharge a gun." They also alluded to this being the first step towards a larger freedom ban when they stated that "we're taking this one step at a time."

You can watch their entire appearance before the Board of Selectmen here.

Take Action:

This is yet another incremental attack on our rights. The complaining land owners have stated that there has never been an issue, they've stated that no damage has ever occurred, they've even stated that they are not sure that the noise is coming from the parcel in question.

This does not stop them from trying to restrict your freedom. The article is now known as Article 10 and is included on the warrant for town meeting on January 5th. Should this article pass it will override state law and ban hunting on private property in the town of Reading.

There are two ways that you can help:

Reading residents - Please call/contact your town meeting member today and let them know that you do not support article 10. Ask that they vote article 10 down. Also, please attend your town meeting and speak out against this rights ban.

Non-Residents - The town meeting is open to the public. Please note that you cannot speak out or vote, support is always appreciated. If you are a member of Reading Rifle & Revolver please attend!

12-04-2014, 10:41 AM
I'm actually shocked that Reading doesn't already have this ban, most towns inside 495 do! Freedom hating people!

Rob Rockcrawler
12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
In my town of Sturbridge that also has a Town Meeting form of government allows anyone to speak on an warrant article but only residents may actually vote.