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Governor’s Anti-Gun Bill De-Railed in the Bay State

Friday, June 11, 2010

It appears, at the moment, that Governor Deval Patrick’s anti-gun bill is dead because the Joint Committee on the Judiciary is deadlocked at 4-4.

House Bill 4102, among other things, would limit firearm purchases to one per 30-day period and require the private transfer of all firearms, even those between family and friends, to be conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer.

This proposal, in essence, is a repeat of Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998, statutes that created some of the most confusing and ill-advised set of gun laws in the nation.  The vast majority of those new laws attacked lawful gun owners and did little, if anything, to address violent crime in the Commonwealth.  The only result has been a startling 85% decrease in the number of lawfully licensed gun owners in Massachusetts and a dramatic increase in crime. 

If enacted, H.4102 would have disastrous effects on the Second Amendment rights of Massachusetts’ law-abiding gun owners.

At this time, no action is needed by Massachusetts’ NRA members.  Please continue to check
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