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Massachusetts: NO NEED FOR A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN IN BOSTON?

Friday, July 25, 2014

This Wednesday, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans went on Boston Public Radio to discuss how he wanted the anti-gun discretionary provision restored in Senate Bill 2265 so that he could strip law-abiding gun owners of their rights to possess rifles and shotguns in Boston.  Completely out of touch with reality, Evans stated:

“For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun, nobody needs a rifle, and I don’t know a lot of people who are into hunting who, being lifelong residents, would actually want that who lives in the city, but, especially here in the city I want to have discretion over who’s getting any type of gun because public safety is my main concern and as you know it’s an uphill battle taking as many guns off the street right now without pumping more into the system.”

Click here to hear more during hour two of the show.

Statements like this are exactly the reason the state legislature should not grant an issuing authority discretion in the issuance of FID cards.  Personal bias is not enough to strip a law-abiding gun owner of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and it is critical that the discretionary provision remain out of the conference committee report.

Please continue making phone calls and sending e-mails, urging your state Senator and Representative to put pressure on leadership to retain the Senate changes made to S.2265 and to report a clean bill from the conference committee that does not infringe on your Second Amendment rights.  Your action today could make all the difference.

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