The Massachusetts House voted to send House Bill 4102, Governor Deval Patrick’s (D) anti-gun bill, back to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary for consideration.
Among other things, House Bill 4102, would limit lawful 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.
In essence, this bill is a repeat of Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998; statutes that created some of the most confusing and ill-advised 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 results have been a startling 85 percent decrease in the number of lawfully licensed gun owners in
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