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Alert - Please Call Your State Senator ASAP - No On "Bump Stock" Language Passed By MA House Today!
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Posted on 10/12/2017 4:19:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard

Take Action: Please call your State Senator ASAP at the MA State House, 617-722-2000 and urge them to oppose the "bump stock" language passed today by the MA House in entirety.

Today, with no warning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives added an emergency amendment to their budget based on legislation filed by Representative David Linsky (D) Natick. They voted it through with only three no votes.

The language of the amendment was in three parts. The first outlines a ban on components that can be added to a firearm, rifle, or shotgun that could increase the rate of fire, “Whoever possesses, owns or offers for sale any device which attaches to a rifle, shotgun or firearm, except a magazine, that is designed to increase the rate of discharge of the rifle, shotgun or firearm or whoever modifies any rifle, shotgun or firearm with the intent to increase its rate of discharge, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison by not less than 3 nor more than 20 years.”

The second part states that the bill, “shall take effect 180 days after the effective date of this act.”

The third part states, “The Secretary of Public Safety shall promulgate regulations by January 1, 2018 concerning the allowability of maintenance and enhancement of rifles, shotguns and firearms consistent with the intent of this section.”

The budget, including this amendment, will be voted on by the Massachusetts State Senate tomorrow.

TAKE ACTION

Please call your State Senator ASAP at the MA State House, 617-722-2000 and urge them to oppose this language in entirety.

Notes:

The first part is loosely worded and doesn’t provide definition as to what rate of fire is. As written it will include any gun including a bolt-action rifle. In other words, if a bolt-action rifle is modified so that the bolt can operate with more ease, or less friction, it could be considered a felony.

The third part is extremely egregious, as it will give the state regulatory authority over the maintenance and enhancement of all firearms. Can you imagine what our Attorney General will do with this?


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We need help here. The senate voted in favor of this today, but a different version than the house so it'll be hashed back and forth before going to the desk of our "Republican" governor.

They're going to ban bump stocks -- no question. The goal at this point is to get the horrendous language regarding maintenance and enhancement removed from the final version. If enough calls come in they *might* settle for just banning bump stocks.

Michael Barrett Democrat 416 617-722-1572 Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov

Joseph , Boncore Joseph Boncore Democrat 112 617-722-1634 Joseph.Boncore@masenate.gov

Michael , Brady Michael Brady Democrat 519 617-722-1200 Michael.Brady@masenate.gov

Vacant , Bristol and Norfolk Vacant Bristol and Norfolk 507 617-722-1222

William , Brownsberger William Brownsberger Democrat 504 617-722-1280 William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov

Harriette , Chandler Harriette Chandler Democrat 333 617-722-1544 Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov Sonia , Chang-Diaz Sonia Chang-Diaz Democrat 111 617-722-1673 Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov

Cynthia , Creem Cynthia Creem Democrat 312A 617-722-1639 Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov Julian , Cyr

Julian Cyr Democrat 218 617-722-1570 julian.cyr@masenate.gov

Viriato , deMacedo Viriato deMacedo Republican 313C 617-722-1330 Vinny.deMacedo@masenate.gov

Sal , DiDomenico Sal DiDomenico Democrat 208 617-722-1650 Sal.DiDomenico@masenate.gov

Eileen , Donoghue Eileen Donoghue Democrat 405 617-722-1630 Eileen.Donoghue@masenate.gov

James , Eldridge James Eldridge Democrat 320 617-722-1120 James.Eldridge@masenate.gov

Ryan , Fattman Ryan Fattman Republican 213A 617-722-1420 Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov

Linda , Forry Linda Forry Democrat 410 617-722-1150 Linda.DorcenaForry@masenate.gov

Cindy , Friedman Cindy Friedman Democrat 413-D 617-722-1432 Cindy.Friedman@masenate.gov

Anne , Gobi Anne Gobi Democrat 513 617-722-1540 anne.gobi@masenate.gov

Adam , Hinds Adam Hinds Democrat 309 (617) 722-1625 adam.hinds@masenate.gov

Donald , Humason Donald Humason Republican 313 A 617-722-1415 Donald.Humason@masenate.gov

Patricia , Jehlen Patricia Jehlen Democrat 424 617-722-1578 Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov

John , Keenan John Keenan Democrat 413-F 617-722-1494 John.Keenan@masenate.gov

Barbara , L'Italien Barbara L'Italien Democrat 109-E 617-722-1612 barbara.l'italien@masenate.gov

Eric , Lesser Eric Lesser Democrat 413-C 617-722-1291 eric.lesser@masenate.gov

Jason , Lewis Jason Lewis Democrat 511B 617-722-1206 Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov

Joan , Lovely Joan Lovely Democrat 413A 617-722-1410 Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov

Thomas , McGee Thomas McGee Democrat 109C 617-722-1350 Thomas.McGee@masenate.gov

Mark , Montigny Mark Montigny Democrat 312-C 617-722-1440 Mark.Montigny@masenate.gov

Michael , Moore Michael Moore Democrat 109-B 617-722-1485 Michael.Moore@masenate.gov

Patrick , O'Connor Patrick O'Connor Republican 520 617-722-1646 Patrick.OConnor@masenate.gov

Kathleen , O'Connor Ives Kathleen O'Connor Ives Democrat 215 617-722-1604 Kathleen.OConnorIves@masenate.gov

Marc , Pacheco Marc Pacheco Democrat 312B 617-722-1551 Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov

Michael , Rodrigues Michael Rodrigues Democrat 109-D 617-722-1114 Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov

Stanley , Rosenberg Stanley Rosenberg Democrat 332 617-722-1500 Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov

Richard , Ross Richard Ross Republican 419 617-722-1555 Richard.Ross@masenate.gov

Michael , Rush Michael Rush Democrat 511C 617-722-1348 Mike.Rush@masenate.gov

Karen , Spilka Karen Spilka Democrat 212 617-722-1640 Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov

Bruce , Tarr Bruce Tarr Republican 308 617-722-1600 Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov

Walter , Timilty Walter Timilty Democrat 213-B 617-722-1643 Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov

James , Welch James Welch Democrat 413-B 617-722-1660 James.Welch@masenate.gov

1 posted on 10/12/2017 4:19:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Friggin Massholes. Glad I don’t live there anymore, but the effers screwed up our election.


2 posted on 10/12/2017 4:22:38 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: King Moonracer
...but the effers screwed up our election.

Well,we can't take *all* the credit.After all,it was *your* Rat legislators and *your* Rat Governor that enacted "Same Day Registration".

And,IIRC,it was *your* Rat Governor that vetoed attempts by the legislature to repeal it.

3 posted on 10/12/2017 4:40:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

The Republican Establishment and their cronies at the National Rifle Association have given license to this notion of “bump stocks” needing to be regulated.

Nonsense.

Constitutional Carry and a real Second Amendment with no abridgement is the back stop of our liberty.


4 posted on 10/12/2017 4:44:06 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The rats that came over the border helped elect some of the rats.


5 posted on 10/12/2017 4:55:01 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: King Moonracer

Cant the Republicans at least attach Obamacare repeal to the Bill? All the GOP does is lose lose lose.


6 posted on 10/12/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Even HilLIARy’s admitted her proposed ban would do no good


7 posted on 10/12/2017 5:18:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Really? You wonder what our fine AG is going to do about it?

She will use it as an excuse to confiscate or ban even more weapons. I mean...go to a gun store. You can buy a pump shotgun and a single shot hunting rifle.

That’s about it.

Our state is a lost cause. The only way to defend yourself is to risk being a felon.


8 posted on 10/12/2017 5:19:11 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Why does Massachusetts always, it seems, have to rush out there with such ridiculous or simpleton legislative proposals or regulations? Don’t they have any people who can think things through rationally?


9 posted on 10/12/2017 5:20:56 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

...if a bolt-action rifle is modified so that the bolt can operate with more ease, or less friction, it could be considered a felony....

And that is the precisely case when a $15.00 part is added to a US 1917 30.06 Enfield that allows the rifle to be cocked on the pull back bolt ejection of a spent cartridge instead of the factory set cocking of pushing the bolt forward to load the next round.


10 posted on 10/12/2017 5:38:34 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

...if a bolt-action rifle is modified so that the bolt can operate with more ease, or less friction, it could be considered a felony....

It also includes another $20.00 part that prevents the M1 Garand bolt from accidentally springing forward prematurely when a new, loaded 8 round clip is inserted. This part holds the bolt firmly back when loading and prevents the dreaded M1 thumb.


11 posted on 10/12/2017 5:48:48 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
The first outlines a ban on components that can be added to a firearm, rifle, or shotgun that could increase the rate of fire,

So funny. So they gonna ban rubber bands ?

Fools and Tools parade

12 posted on 10/12/2017 6:20:39 PM PDT by onona (Please Lord guide my thoughts and actions)
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To: King Moonracer

then ...

BAN DEMOCRAT GUNS

... they are for it.


13 posted on 10/12/2017 6:48:36 PM PDT by TheNext (Win Win)
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