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Massachusetts: Heller Resolution Passes House!

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Before adjourning last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Resolution 5029, sponsored by State Representative George Peterson (Ninth Worcester), recognizing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual's right to keep and bear arms. The House voted 115 - 40 to approve the resolution.  

To see how your representative voted, click here http://www.goal.org/PDF/SCOTUSResolution.pdf, and please continue checking www.NRAILA.org for further updates!   

Text of House Resolution 5029

Whereas, On Thursday, June 26, 2008 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual's civil right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia; and

Whereas, On Thursday, June 26, 2008 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual civil right to use arms for traditionally lawful purposes; and

Whereas, On Thursday, June 26, 2008 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the lawful use of arms for self-defense within the home; and

Whereas, On Thursday, June 26, 2008 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that the core lawful purpose of the Second Amendment is self defense; and

Whereas, The term firearm used in this resolution is a generic term not specific to any class of guns; now therefore be it

Resolved, That the Massachusetts General Court joins in the opinion of the United States Supreme Court and officially recognizes that the Second Amendment to the Constitution does protect an individual civil right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and protects an individual civil right to use arms for traditionally lawful purposes and protects the lawful use of arms for self-defense within the home and officially recognizes that the core lawful purpose of the Second Amendment to the Constitution is self defense; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted forthwith by the Clerk of the House of Representatives to Gun Owners' Action League. 
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