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Massachusetts: Gun owners say boondoggle puts them in license limbo

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gun ownership advocates are pushing for a return to lifetime firearm licenses, saying the state's 1998 get tough gun control laws have created a bureaucratic nightmare that turns them into lawbreakers, while cash strapped police departments say they are swamped.
"It's a license that's mandated by a state that cannot supply it," said James Wallace, president of the Gun Owners' Action League of Massachusetts, which is pushing a bill to speed up the process by eliminating renewals -- and instead just yanking licenses from people when they violate the terms. "It's taking so long that people are technically illegal, and they're scared to complain, because they're illegal."

Read the article: The Boston Herald (Mass.)


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