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Weston Selectman Suspends Call For Firearms Regulations

Weston Selectman Dennis Tracey has called on the Board of Selectmen to hold off on new firearms regulations.
Weston Selectman Dennis Tracey has called on the Board of Selectmen to hold off on new firearms regulations. Photo Credit: File

WESTON, Conn. – Selectman Dennis Tracey has asked the Board of Selectmen hold off on new firearms regulations for Weston in light of possible changes to state and federal laws.

On Jan. 3, Tracey presented ideas for local ordinances that would ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, require registration of all firearms and safe storage of them. The new regulations would update a firearms ordinance that has been in effect in Weston since 1980.

But in a statement released Sunday, he said, “Since the outset of the current discussions, the state and federal government have announced initiatives to address gun safety. In light of the broader discussions taking place, I recommend that the Board defer consideration to the existing ordinance to allow the state and federal governments to consider the issue.”

First Selectman Gayle Weinstein declined comment on Tracey’s statement but said the selectmen will discuss the issue at a meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Middle School