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Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill

State Representative James Miceli (D-19th Middlesex) will be writing a letter to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security urging them to vote favorably on House Bill 1296 to improve firearms preemption laws in Massachusetts.  Your urgent action is needed to get other legislators to co-sign his letter before he delivers it to the committee.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator and Representative and urge them to sign on to Rep. Miceli’s letter!

This important legislation will create a new section of law that provides a clear presumption that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right in Massachusetts.  Because of the poorly written laws in the state of Massachusetts, the courts and law enforcement have been confused regarding presumption of rights; however, with this new clearly defined presumption of rights, law-abiding citizens will be saved from unnecessary harassment.

Along with a clear presumption of rights, H.1296 provides protections against other government entities in the state from passing laws that further restrict Second Amendment rights.  State firearms preemption was enacted to avoid the possibility of a complex patchwork of regulations across the state, making it difficult for responsible firearm owners to ensure that they are following the law.

Again, please contact your state Senator and Representative and urge them to sign on to Rep. Miceli’s letter.  Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this bill.

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