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Massachusetts: House Ways and Means Committee to Consider Radical Anti-Gun Bill Any Day

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee will be considering and voting on a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, any day now.  Your immediate action and help is needed to defeat this misguided legislation in committee.

This egregious bill would empower police chiefs with discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms except through a licensed gun dealer, and create new firearm possession qualifications that could ban firearm ownership for thousands of hunters and gun enthusiasts across the Commonwealth.

These requirements are only a few of the many onerous and deeply flawed provisions that penalize responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Massachusetts and could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.  Unfortunately, it seems as though the misguided Massachusetts General Court won’t stop until they have completely obliterated your rights.  As we’ve seen in other states, such as New York, these controversial registration schemes begin the slide down a slippery slope toward eventual confiscation.  Historical evidence clearly proves that gun registration enables gun confiscation, and criminals never register their firearms.

HB 4121 is dangerous legislation that seeks to further strip away your Second Amendment rights in Massachusetts.  As anyone who has gone through the process to legally obtain a firearm in Massachusetts knows, there is no dearth of existing state laws that regulate the sale, purchase and transfer of firearms.  State legislators on Beacon Hill should be repealing gun control laws, NOT enacting more to further restrict your Second Amendment rights.

It is critical that you contact members of the House Ways and Means Committee and urge them to vote against this dangerous anti-gun bill.  Using the contact information provided below, please call AND e-mail members of the committee and URGE them to vote NO on House Bill 4121.  Please also call the committee switchboard at (617) 722-2990 to register your opposition to HB 4121.

House Ways and Means Committee
Representative Brian S. Dempsey (D),  Chairman - Haverhill

Representative Stephen Kulik (D), Vice Chairman - Worthington
Representative Angelo M. Scaccia (D) - Readville
Representative Thomas M. Petrolati (D) - Ludlow
Representative Christine E. Canavan (D) - Brockton
Representative Thomas M. Stanley (D) - Waltham
Representative Cleon H. Turner (D) - Dennis
Representative Paul McMurtry (D) - Dedham
Representative Sean Garballey (D) - Arlington
Representative Carolyn C. Dykema (D) - Hollison
Representative Nick Collins (D) - Boston
Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R) - Plymouth 
Representative Matthew A. Beaton (R) - Shrewsbury 
Representative David T. Vieira (R) - East Falmouth
Representative Gloria L. Fox (D) - Roxbury
Representative Robert M. Koczera (D) - New Bedford
Representative Robert F. Fennell (D) - Lynn
Representative Walter F. Timilty (D) - Milton
Representative William Smitty Pignatelli (D) - Lenox
Representative Linda Campbell (D) - Methuen
Representative Lori A. Ehrlich (D) - Marblehead
Representative Michael D. Brady (D) - Brockton
Representative Timothy R. Madden (D) - Nantucket
Representative Rhonda Nyman (D) - Hanover
Representative Angelo L. D’Emilia (R) - Bridgewater

Representative Geoff Diehl (R) - Whitman
Representative Donald H. Wong (R) - Saugus



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