Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
Recently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety Homeland Security released a report entitled "Illegal Gun Trafficking and Violence: Creating Smart Strategies to Combat Gun Violence among Youth in the Commonwealth." This report essentially recommends Chapter 180 Part II!
If you don't remember, Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998 created some of the most confusing and ill-advised set of gun laws in the country. The vast majority of those new laws attacked lawful gun owners and did little, if anything, to address violent crime.
The bulk of the recommendations in this report ignore the lessons that should have been learned from previous attacks on lawful gun owners. With this report, we had hoped to be presented with some innovative ways to combat the criminal element on our streets. Instead we have been presented with more attacks on lawful citizens. One recommendation actually suggests that, "... State Police be assigned the duty of making periodic checks of registered guns." Imagine the day when law enforcement can come to your homes to take inventory of your private property! Other recommendations include banning .50 caliber rifles, and limiting your ability to purchase firearms.
Please read what the Committee is putting forth and prepare yourselves for the fight that lies ahead. To view the full report, please click here. Please contact your State Representative at (617) 722-2000 and your State Senator at (617)-722-1455 respectfully and urge him or her to oppose the misguided attempt at curbing crime.