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Should Massachusetts Loosen Gun Control Laws?
roslindale.patch.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Karla Vallance

Posted on 12/10/2012 5:06:49 PM PST by marktwain

Way too much red tape.

That's the complaint of the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts, a group that is urging passage of a law that would abolish the requirement of having to renew a gun permit every six years, according to the Boston Herald.

For comparison, Massachusetts vehicle drivers' licenses need to be renewed every five years.

But the league says local police cannot keep up with timely gun permit renewals, and legitimate gunowners go license-less until the cops get time to do the paperwork.

The law now allows 40 days for turning around license applications.

In Boston, almost 1,000 people have applied for gun permits so far this year, with waits running about 10 weeks, the Herald quotes police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca as saying.

The gun owners group is lobbying for a return to lifetime licenses; that a license gets pulled only if laws are broken, according to the Herald story.

The six-year gun permitting is part of a law passed in 1998 that resulted in Massachusetts having among the strictest gun control laws in the U.S.

According to a gun control lobbying group, the Violence Policy Center, Massachusetts also has the lowest gun death rate in the nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at roslindale.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; ma; permit
"Massachusetts also has the lowest gun death rate in the nation"

Insane metric. Includes suicides.

1 posted on 12/10/2012 5:06:56 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"Should Massachusetts loosen gun laws"

Yes 1000x.

2 posted on 12/10/2012 5:09:04 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

massachusetts should just go away and never be heard from again. in fact give new england to canada.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 5:13:08 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: bravo whiskey

I agree! If all of the NE where to go to Canada they & we would be much happier.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 5:47:44 PM PST by MCF
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To: MCF

Canada wouldn’t ... after a few months, they would want to give it all back.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 5:58:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“Should Massachusetts loosen gun laws”

NOOOOOOO...Make them come to Maine to get them!!!.....We’ll do the background check by via our standards....*G*


6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:00:11 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: marktwain

Nine comments at the site. Eight for loosening permit renewals and one nut against. I used to live in Boston. I never heard of this rag.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 6:34:58 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: marktwain

Nine comments at the site. Eight for loosening permit renewals and one nut against. I used to live in Boston. I never heard of this rag.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 6:35:10 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: bravo whiskey
Lemme out first!

But I think most/strong majority or NE'ers would be happy to join with such a progressive country as Canada. And America would be alot better off without this bastion of arrogant liberal @$$h0les.

9 posted on 12/10/2012 8:07:52 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: marktwain

Yeah, but they are all in Springfield and Holyoke.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 9:04:27 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: marktwain

Never happen.

Marxachusetts’ control freak Leftists insist upon regulating everything from cradle to grave and all that lies between.

They’ve never seen a bill to control the sheeple they didn’t love, and will never cede control of anything.

And while we’re at it, if GOAL really wants to do something productive of the common weal, they can work on getting the Commissar Attorney General to stop banning guns unilaterally via the phony and quite illegal ‘safety regulations’; power politics at its worst and most transparently corrupt.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 9:59:05 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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