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Massachusetts Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation Into Law!

Friday, July 28, 2006


On July 26, Governor Mitt Romney (R) signed H. 4552, which makes exemptions for the makers of customized target pistols, who, due to a provision within state law, have found it increasingly difficult to do business in Massachusetts.  

Prior to the signing of H. 4552, the law required firearm makers to test at least five examples of all new products “until destruction” in order to prevent accidental discharges.  Since specialty target pistols typically sell in small numbers and at higher costs than regular firearms, manufacturers have found it cost prohibitive to sell them in Massachusetts. 


This common-sense change to the law will enable target pistol manufacturers to do business in the state and allow enthusiasts to practice their sport.

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