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New Britain considering Second Amendment resolution
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One resident said she was “dumbfounded” when a New Britain Borough Council member presented a resolution to “preserve” the Second Amendment.

“Why is this on the council agenda at all?” Robyne Kelemen remembered thinking.

Councilwoman Mary Pat Holewinski presented the proposed resolution earlier this month, but it was tabled after some questioned its purpose and intent.

The resolution is expected to be considered again at the council’s March 12 meeting.

Explaining why she wanted the resolution, Holewinski said, “When I was elected and sworn in, I swore to uphold tihe U.S. Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution. I introduced it as a means for borough council to show support for the Constitution.”

The resolution calls for supporting both the U.S. Constitution’s amendment and Pennsylvania’s, both of which assert the public’s right to bear arms.

It continues, saying all existing gun regulations are “reasonable and adequate” to protect the public and any further gun laws would be illegal without a constitutional amendment.

“New Britain Borough strongly objects to the passage of any new law or regulation ... that infringes upon Second Amendment rights,” the resolution states.

It also “demands” that all elected and appointed officials of the federal and state government uphold their oaths and honor citizens’ right to “keep and bear arms.”

The measure has both supporters and critics.

Councilman Joseph Cangelosi said he fully supports the resolution.

“The Constitution is under attack and the Second Amendment is an easy target,” said Cangelosi. “The administration is playing off the emotion of Sandy Hook.”

David Holewinski, New Britain’s mayor and husband of Mary Pat Holewinski, said he too favors the resolution, “100 percent.”

The council’s sole Democrat, Peter LaMontagne, sees it differently.

“Frankly, it’s just a Republican talking point. It has nothing to do with New Britain Borough,” he said.

Local business owner Nick Carleton, is worried such an action oversteps the town’s authority.

“I don’t believe a borough has the right to do that,” he said.

While LaMontagne said he thinks the proposal is likely dead, Cangelosi said he expects it to gain support when it’s reintroduced and better understood next month.

Gun owners’ rights also were on a recent agenda for Upper Bucks Republican state Rep. Paul Clymer, when he spoke to about 300 people who packed into the Warminster VFW.

Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County organized the event, where Clymer said, “if the Second Amendment fails, there’s going to be real problems in defense of First Amendment rights.”

However, polls show, most Pennsylvanians, about 57 percent, support stronger gun-control laws.
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Those polls were taken within the city limits of H-burg, P-burgh, and Philly. Wink
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