Hunting weapons may be banned in Hopkinton

Hunting weapons may be banned in Hopkinton – If a law is passed this month, it could be illegal to possess a firearm on property owned by the town of Hopkinton. The local law would prohibit people from having any hunting devices including traps. According to the town documents, the purpose of the law is to protect the peace and safety of residents.

Here is a draft copy of the proposed ordinance (pdf).

Here is a link to local elected officials.

March 15 Update: Hopkinton supervisor declares weapons law ‘dead’ – Town Supervisor Marvin E. Rust said a proposed weapons law, which many viewed as a townwide weapons ban, was “dead” on Wednesday afternoon following a meeting with state Department of Environmental Conservation officials.