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Massachusetts: Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to Consider Over 20 Firearms Bills!

Friday, October 26, 2007

On Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled to hear over 20 firearms-related bills.  The hearing will be held at the State House in Hearing Room A-1.  Pro-Second Amendment bill S 1401, sponsored by Senator Richard Moore (D-Worcester & Norfolk), “ An Act Prohibiting the Confiscation of Lawfully Owned Firearms During a State of Emergency” and pro-hunting bill H 2315, sponsored by Representative Anne Gobi (D-5th Worcester), “An Act to Allow Hunting on Sunday Within the Commonwealth” are expected to be heard. 

House Bills to be heard:

H 2281, Rep. Atkins, “Resolutions Affirming the Civil Rights and Liberties of the People of Massachusetts”

H 2285, Rep. John Binienda, “An Act Relative to Issuing a License to Carry Firearms to Law Enforcement Officers”

H 2291, Rep. Jennifer Callahan, “An Act Relative to Fees for the Renewal of FID Cards by Certain Elderly Persons”

H 2315Rep. Anne Gobi, “An Act to Allow Hunting on Sunday Within the Commonwealth”

H 2325, Rep. Brad Jones, “An Act Relative to Non-Lethal Self Defense Spray”

H 2326Rep. Brad Jones,  “An Act Relative to a Report of Firearms Statistics”

H 2336, Rep. William Lantigua, “An Act Relative to Application for the Use of Mace”

H 2339, Rep. Stephen LeDuc, “An Act Establishing a New License and FID Card for Pepper Spray”

H 2341, Rep. David Linsky, “An Act to Restrict the Issuance of License to Carry Firearms” 

H 2344, Rep. Paul Loscocco, “An Act Allowing Pilots to Carry Weapons”

H 2355, Rep. Jeff Perry, “An Act Relative to License Fees”

H 2357, Rep. George Peterson, “An Act Relative to Enhancing Self Defense”

H 2358, Rep. George Peterson,  “An Act Protecting the Rights of Homeowners”

H 2359, Rep. George Peterson,  “An Act Relative to Making Technical Corrections to the Massachusetts Firearms Law”

H 2364Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, “An Act Relative to Firearms”

H 2368, Rep. Kathi Reinstein, “An Act Relative to Shooting Near Highway or Dwelling”

H 2375, Rep. Tom Sannicandro, “An Act Relative to Pepper Spray”

H 2385Rep. Tim Toomey, “An Act Relative to Increasing Accessibility to Non-lethal Self Defense Sprays”

H 2387, Rep. Tim Toomey,  “An Act Relative to Firearms in the Commonwealth”

H 2393, Rep. Tim Toomey, “An Act Relative to the Possession of Weapons”

H 2410, Rep. Steven Walsh, “An Act Updating the Conditions and Restrictions for the Issuance of Firearm Identification Cards”

Senate Bills to be heard:

S 1357, Sen. Brewer,  “An Act Relative to the Lawful Sale of Ammunition”

S. 1359, Sen. Brewer, “An Act Relative to Certain Ammunition”

S. 1361, Sen. Brewer, “An Act Relative to Fair Licensing”

S. 1365, Sen. Brewer, “An Act Further Regulating the Issuance of Firearm Identification Cards and Licenses to Carry Firearms”

S. 1369, Sen. Brewer, “An Act Reducing Firearm License Application Fees”

S. 1371, Sen. Brewer “An Act Relative to an Unloaded Rifle or Shotgun”

S. 1373Sen. Brown, “An Act Relative to Removing Pepper Spray from Firearms Identification”

S. 1381, Sen. Creem, “An Act to Require Tagging of Explosives Materials”

S. 1400, Sen. Moore, “An Act Relative to Property Rights”

S. 1401, Sen. Moore, “An Act Prohibiting the Confiscation of Lawfully Owned Firearms During a State of Emergency”

S. 1405, Sen. Morrissey, “An Act Requiring a Firearms Licensing Authority to Provide a Receipt for Firearm License Applications”

S. 1408,  Sen. Morrissey, “An Act Prohibiting the Use of Paint Ball Guns”

S. 1421, Sen. Timilty, “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Armor Piercing Law”

S. 1422, Sen. Timilty,  “An Act to Allow Citizens Possession of Non-Lethal Protection”

S. 1424, Sen. Tisei, “An Act Relative To The Sale And Possession Of BB, Pellet, And Paintball Guns”


Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on these firearms-related bills.

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