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MACHETES AND MASSACHUSETTS
self | January 26, 2008 | swampsniper

Posted on 01/26/2008 8:41:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Did Romney have anything to do with this?

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POSSESSION OF A MACHETE Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.

Subsection (b) of section 10 of chapter 269 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after the word “inches”, in line 67, the following word:- , machete.

SECTION 2. Said subsection (b) of said section 10 of said chapter 269, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

For purposes of this section, “machete” means “a heavy knife at least 18 inches in length and having a blade at least 1.5 inches wide at its broadest measurement. This subsection shall not apply to carrying a machete on one’s person or in a vehicle if the machete is carried for the purpose of cutting vegetation or if the machete is being transported for the purpose of cutting vegetation. In a prosecution of a violation of this subsection, there shall be a permissible inference that such carrying of a machete is not for the purposes of cutting vegetation. Such presumption may be rebutted.

Any individual who requires a machete for the purposes of cutting vegetation shall register the machete with the local police department on an annual basis and, upon payment of an appropriate annual registration fee as determined by the local granting authority, shall be issued a permit authorizing him to possess the machete solely for the purposes of cutting vegetation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; machete; massachusetts; romney
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1 posted on 01/26/2008 8:41:56 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

bttt


2 posted on 01/26/2008 8:43:08 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

ping


3 posted on 01/26/2008 8:43:36 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I hope this is a hoax.


4 posted on 01/26/2008 8:46:06 PM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Whoops, I forgot to register my Machete. My buds in MS-13 will forgive me though.


5 posted on 01/26/2008 8:46:25 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Darn, guess it’s a good thing I use a old mini gun to mow down MY vegetation huh?

Sigh. This dose of comic indigestion brought to you by “Massholes R Us. Don’t blink - we don’t know what we’ll do next, either.”


6 posted on 01/26/2008 8:47:36 PM PST by Dominnae (When asked by a Persian emissary for his weapons, King Leonidas said "Come and take them.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Umm.. that would likely be from the 98.5 percent of the Retards a.k.a. Dumbocrats who inhabit our legislative body.

I will challenge you a freep pledge if you can find a “D” voter in MA legislators who has an IQ over 90.


7 posted on 01/26/2008 8:48:41 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: BinaryBoy
Here it is.
8 posted on 01/26/2008 8:49:49 PM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I noticed you posted this at least once previously. What exactly is the story, if you don’t mind my asking?


9 posted on 01/26/2008 8:49:59 PM PST by ruination
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It has to be a joke but here in California they keep trying to ban war toys and stuff like that.


10 posted on 01/26/2008 8:51:23 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney rocks!!!)
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To: BinaryBoy

Ain’t no hoax, do a search on machete+massachusetts.
I don’t know the outcome of this bill, the Romney camp doesn’t want to discuss it!


11 posted on 01/26/2008 8:54:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: BinaryBoy

Can some one tell us if this is a bill proposed for a new law or if it is existing state code ?


12 posted on 01/26/2008 8:55:04 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
-—Did Romney have anything to do with this?-—

What do you care? If Mitt sent you a personal affidavit stating that he didn’t want to take your machete away, you wouldn’t believe him. Why don’t you go cry to Hillary or Obama about it? I’m sure they’re willing to help. McCain too, for that matter.

13 posted on 01/26/2008 9:00:13 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optiMITTstic!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He didnt get elected till Nov 2002

And took office in Jan 2003


14 posted on 01/26/2008 9:01:30 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: ruination
"I noticed you posted this at least once previously. What exactly is the story, if you don’t mind my asking". ----------------------------------------------

I'm gonna post it, over and over, until I get an answer. Did Romney support this POS concept? Did Romney sign on to it?

I don't know, but I'm gonna find out!

I can make up my own questions, don't try to give me a script, Governor Romney! Just answer the damned question, did you, or didn't you?

15 posted on 01/26/2008 9:04:04 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I guess all the Cuban and Colombian thugs better find a new tool to work with in the bay state...

oh wait a min they already have chainsaws...


16 posted on 01/26/2008 9:10:03 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: claudiustg
"What do you care? If Mitt sent you a personal affidavit stating that he didn’t want to take your machete away, you wouldn’t believe him. Why don’t you go cry to Hillary or Obama about it? I’m sure they’re willing to help. McCain too, for that matter".

We ain't talking abut "Hilary or Obama", we are talking about Mitt! Don't try to dump your spin on this, you ain't smart enough to pull it off!

Just answer the damned question, did he, or didn't he?

17 posted on 01/26/2008 9:10:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: kbennkc
Can some one tell us if this is a bill proposed for a new law or if it is existing state code ?

According to the link above, the bill was passed by the MA legislature in 2005.

Was Romney the governor then? Based on an earlier post that the Romney campaign didn't want to discuss it, I'm guessing that 1) he was in office at the time and that 2) he signed it into law. Had he vetoed the bill, I'm sure that they would be more than happy to talk about it, even if his veto had been overridden.

18 posted on 01/26/2008 9:11:17 PM PST by Bob
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Answer your own question.
DUH/


19 posted on 01/26/2008 9:13:00 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I refer the learned gentleman to the answer I gave some moments ago.


20 posted on 01/26/2008 9:14:14 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optiMITTstic!)
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