Skip to comments.Obama Supporters Move to use Massachusetts as test case for gun confiscation
Posted on 04/25/2009 4:35:52 PM PDT by pabianice
Massachusetts H 2202
o Bans ownership of any "assault weapons"
o Bans ownership of any semi-auto rifles or pistols as "machine guns;" possession/ownership of such to be punished by a minimum three years in prison
o Outlaws possession or ownership of any firearms that cannot "microstamp" cartridges
o A complete list of every handgun owned must be supplied to your licensing authority;
o $250,000 insurance policy on every handgun to cover any harm or damage that might arise from the use;
o Places a member of Stop Handgun Violence on the state's Gun Control Advisory Board;
o Requires Owners of guns to make lost or stolen reports or face heavy fines;
o Changes the mandatory training requirements for handguns to be a minimum of 20 hours long to include four hours of "practical shooting";
o Limits purchases to One handgun a month;
o Requires solenoid use-limitation devices, voice recognition devices, and automated fingerprint systems for handguns;
o Increases the penalties for multiple unlawful sales without making a dent in illegal gun trafficking.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANTONIO F. D. CABRAL
Room 466, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2017; Facsimile: 617-722-2813
Party Affiliation - DEMOCRAT
DISTRICT REPRESENTED: Thirteenth Bristol. - Consisting of precincts A, B, C, F and G of ward 4, all precincts of wards 5 and 6, of the city of New Bedford, in the county of Bristol.
EDUCATION: Bristol High School; Bristol Community College; University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.A.; Brown University (graduate studies).
ORGANIZATIONS: Our Lady of the Angels Band; Luso-American Business Association; WHALE, LTYC; Rotch-Duff House Garden Museum; Portuguese-American Federation; Friends of the Zeiterion.
PUBLIC OFFICE: Ward 5 Democratic City Committee; Mass. House (1991-Present).
Committees on which the legislator serves: House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets, Chair
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ROBERT A. DeLEO
State House District Office
Room 356 220 Beach Street, State House Revere, MA 02151 Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2500 781-289-8965; Facsimile: 617-722-2008 781-289-0582
Party Affiliation - DEMOCRAT
Comments? Yeah! “Go to h*ll!”
I just don’t understand how a constitutionally protected freedom can be licensed. Seriously. This would be similar to requiring training and a license before you could engage in free speech, wouldn’t it? So aren’t these restrictions blatantly unconstitutional? Not that that has ever stopped the libs before...
Want to see what happens when guns are taken away from the people?
Well, in Pakistan it means rule by Taliban thugs, and summary execution for adultery, as shown in this video.
No , you wont be disarming America, no matter what laws are passed by leftist dweebs. The only way you will get guns away from Americans is to pry them from their cold, dead fingers.
A license to free speech?
They’ve already thought of that. You must apply for a permit to demonstrate. Posters must be approved or they are illegal.
But as usual the LIBS take out their frustrations on the general public and put us all at risk.
Communist summbitches, IMO. This is a clear, blatant attack on the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
If it’s a trial balloon for the 0bama administration, then it should be shot out of the sky, immediately.
It’s time to take back the country.
Note to self: Don’t move to MA.
Oh, yeah. Like that place was on my short list of places to move to, let alone visit before I die. *SMIRK*
However, WI is becoming ‘MA Lite.’ *SIGH*
Well, Heller was very vague, and did not as far as I know touch on whether the Second Amendment requires “strict scrutiny.”
I suspect if this is passed, it will be before the Court fairly quickly, to determine just that point.
If the Court decides that strict scrutiny is required, anything that imposes an “undue burden” would be unconstitional. Things like microstamping would likely fall into this category.
Democrat majorities and RKBA are not compatible. They cannot coexist. Vote for one and lose the other.
One major reason is that you are one of the few people who correctly identify it as a constitutionally protected freedom. Mostly what you hear is, "My constitutional right to bear arms" or "my second amendment right." That means, of course, that the right to bear arms is not part of the natural right to life that we are endowed with by God and includes protecting that life, but rather the right to bear arms comes from the Constitution and therefore is subject to the whims of government. That erroneous thinking causes a lot of problems.
>>Comments? Yeah! Go to h*ll!<<
Sir, you are so much more polite than I would ever be. Suffice it to say, that if I wrote here my exact feelings, I would be banned for life.
So, I will only say “I REFUSE TO OBEY!”.
Confiscation of firearms must take place if the “messiah” and his D’rats are going to succeed with their agenda. Without firearm confiscation, the Obama regime will fail.
Like Charlton Heston said - “Only from my cold and dead fingers”.......
Heller has to be incorporated against Mass before it can be used against Mass.
That is the first order of business.
9th circuit has incorporated, but they only cover the west.
I have been warning about this for a while now...
Obama will seek these 4 elements in a gun bill
1. An expanded HR 45, gun owner licensing. All gun owners will have to have these licenses, even owners of facilimie weapons (AKA Airsoft and BB). Licenses will only be granted if the records of the applicant are clean (This includes misdemeanors from decades ago). Licenses will have high renewal fees ($100-300/yr). Licensees will be required to hold $1 million in liability insurance. Possession of otherwise permitted weapons (See #3) without license is a felony.
2. Ammunition accountability... All ammo will be required to be microstamped and will be taxed $1/round. All non stamped ammo will be required to be turned in or thrown away. Possession of non-marked ammo is a felony. This part of the act also bans Cop Killer bullets. Furthermore, this will require the gun to leave a microstamp of its own on the ammo. (BTW, this will also affect law enforcement and military ammunition stocks, as they will be required to have stamps of their own)
3. Expanded Assault Weapons ban This includes most all semiauto rifles, anything that can be Bump Fired, Semiauto handguns, and Semi-auto shotguns. It also includes pump-action shotguns and Sniper Rifles AKA your deer rifle. The AWB will also require people with Prebans to register their guns as Machine Guns, and that the tax stamp will go up to $10,000 per weapon. If you cant afford this, you have to turn the weapon in without compensation...
4. Expansion of the Lautenberg amendment: Removes Domestic Violence as disqualifier to gun ownership, inserts any misdemeanor as disqualifer... Anyone with a misdemeanor on their record will be prohibited from owning a firearm. This includes DUI and traffic offenses, and offenses decades ago.
Finally, all CCW permits will be voided. Also, all gun and ammo imports will be banned.
Don’t they realize....
This will mean war.
B Knotts: “If the Court decides that strict scrutiny is required, anything that imposes an undue burden would be unconstitional.”
Does strict scrutiny apply to other rights in the Bill of Rights? If so, why would the right to arms be any different? Again, I know the court can make it up as they go, but I just don’t see how a constitutionally protected right can be restricted beyond strict scrutiny. Placing all sorts of restrictions on gun ownership is not similar to allowable limits on free speech, i.e. “shouting fire in a crowded theater.”
I see you’re under the mistaken impression that the Constitutional contract between We The People and the federal oligarchy is still valid. It isn’t. The appointment of affirmative action O bow ma in disregard for the Constitutional requirement of proven eligibility has voided the contract via abrogation by the subpreme court and our elected representatives. The democraps are free to do as they please now. Be a good serf and just keep your mouth shut.
In my opinion, you’re right. But, like you said, who knows what the courts will do.
CurlyDave points out correctly that Heller has not yet been incorporated nationwide, and that would need to happen first.