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Massachusetts: Public Hearing on Gun Control Legislation Scheduled for Friday

Monday, July 29, 2013

This Friday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m., the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled to hear 58 pieces of legislation that would impact your Second Amendment rights if passed and enacted into law.  This public hearing will take place in the American International College’s Griswold Theatre located at 1000 State Street in Springfield.

It is very important that pro-Second Amendment supporters attend this legislative hearing to voice opposition to reactionary anti-gun legislation that turns law-abiding citizens into victims or criminals.  We need our elected officials to understand that restricting the rights of lawful and responsible gun owners is not the appropriate solution to reduce violent crime.  Gun control is not crime control.

Below are examples of the most egregious proposals:

  • You will be forced to sell or lawfully dispose of any magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds.
  • You will be limited to seven round magazines.
  • You will only be able to purchase one firearm a month.
  • You will be subject to a background check and a fee (gun tax) for the private transfer of firearms between family and friends.

By attending this legislative hearing, either by speaking or simply being present, you will have an opportunity to stand up for freedom and express your opposition to these misguided anti-gun proposals.  Input received at this public hearing will determine the direction the Massachusetts General Court takes on our Second Amendment rights in this legislative session.

It is crucial that gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment attend this hearing and voice opposition to ineffective, anti-gun legislation.  If you cannot attend this important public hearing, please contact your state legislators TODAY to express your opposition to Governor Patrick’s bill and any proposed legislation that would infringe upon your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

For help identifying your elected state officials and their contact information, please click here.

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