As an addendum to the previous Town Meeting post, please find below the final motion of Article 34 as well as a proposed amendment thereof:
The following are the final motions to be offered under Article 34:
Robert Rotberg’s MAIN MOTION:
RESOLVED that Town Meeting requests the Board of Selectmen to inform the Great and General Court of its concern that existing Massachusetts laws regarding assault weapons (M.G.L. c. 140, § 131M) may not sufficiently protect citizens of the Commonwealth, and Lexington. Town Meeting asks the Selectmen to initiate a town-wide discussion about assault weapons and gun violence that would lead to fully considered proposals (to be conveyed to the Great and General Court) for a strengthening of those laws.
Gang Chen’s MOTION TO AMEND THE MAIN MOTION:
I move to replace the words “sufficiently protect citizens of the Commonwealth, and Lexington” with the words “be sufficiently enforced” and further replace the word “violence” with the word “safety”.