Add West Springfield to the never ending list of local municipalities trying to make our overly restrictive state laws pertaining to firearms ownership even more so.
GOAL has learned that the Mayor of West Springfield has moved to amend town ordinances to change 500 foot zoning to 1,000 feet. In addition, there are proposals to change laws regarding “steel pointed darts or missiles”, “steel knives, machetes, or swords”, “projectiles from airguns, etc”, and “inoperable firearms, ammunition, and explosive devices”.
The Ordinance and Policy Committee of West Springfield has scheduled an open meeting at 6:00 PM on December 18th at town hall. This will be follow by a 7:00 PM meeting of the Town Council. There will be a “citizens speak out” session during the Town Council meeting at which time people can give feedback, for up to five minutes.
GOAL urges all residents of West Springfield to attend the December 18th meeting(s) and speak out against these further restrictions.