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Massachusetts: Senate Could Consider Gun Control Bill as Early as Thursday

Monday, July 14, 2014

As previously reported, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill 4278 last week.  This misguided gun control bill would create new "may issue" FID issuance standards by giving issuing authorities unfettered discretion to deny firearm identification cards and would require Massachusetts to submit unnecessary records to NICS, including records of individuals who are NOT prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law. 

H.4278 could be considered on the state Senate floor as early as Thursday, July 17.  Your NRA has been working with the Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) to facilitate significant changes to this anti-gun legislation.  While improvements were made and the NRA and GOAL were successful in scaling back some of the anti-gun aspects, H.4278 still contains provisions which will directly and adversely affect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  Further amendments are necessary to eliminate the most onerous provisions of this legislation, and H. 4278 must be opposed in its current form.

It’s critical that you contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to oppose H.4278 in its current form.

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