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Letter: Hartford Voters Have Spoken

To the Editor:

Hartford residents voted against the assault-weapon and high-capacity-magazine ban at their April 6 Town Meeting. An article calling for sending a letter in support of those bans to state and federal legislators was tabled indefinitely. The voters knew that the proposed letter was in direct conflict with the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision (District of Columbia v. Heller), and they came out to fight against the nonbinding resolution. Well done, Hartford voters!

Mitchell A.M. Ota



Letter: We Need Gun Owners’ Help

Monday, April 15, 2013

To the Editor: The residents of Hartford who attended Town Meeting on Saturday, April 6, did not vote against the assault-weapon and high-capacity-magazine ban as Mitchell A.M. Ota asserted in his April 11 letter. By a voice vote, it was decided to indefinitely postpone a vote on Article 8. Therefore, a meaningful discussion concerning measures to enhance gun safety did …