Skip to comments.New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Authorized Storage Depots
Posted on 01/19/2013 5:29:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
Because you can never have too many laws, regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as assault weapons to be stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots.
Provisions in the bill include:
Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.
Requires proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
Requires that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
Requires live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course; this is not a current requirement.
Requires all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental health records for review to be destroyed after decision.
Imposes 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victims services.
Brings Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Limits gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
That makes it awfully convenient for the government to suddenly confiscate and deny having them.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
I don’t live there but have to say,”From my cold dead hands”
No way, no how.
Talk about the fox guarding the hen house!
How ‘bout your let us keep your union thugs in a warehouse along with your dem politicians.?
Are they forgetting what April 19, 1775 was all about?
That is fine because all the military assault type weapons they talk about are already stored in armories, unless they are being used in a combat zone. Of course libs have this misguided perception that if the weapon is Black and ugly it is an assault weapon.
Yeah, we could just keep them in armories over at Lexington and Concord...
So if I keep them at the gun club I can get the m-16 fire control group and the auto sear too ? /sarc
Some pretty wide ranging proposals there that have nothing to do with scary black guns.
If my age related memory loss is not mistaken this same proposal came up about two years ago.
Didn’t the Democrats PROMISE US that no one would be collecting guns?
That’s why it’s important to keep these stories front and center...NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!!
It’s not confiscation... it’s “safe storage.”
This is nonsense, they are just going to move us all to a special ghetto section of Chicago for our own safety.
Linsky is an idiot and his proposal will never pass.
Gun grabbers keep pointing to Australia, but refuse to acknowledge that fewer than 25% of guns were turned in.
“Keep and Bear” does NOT mean, “store them at the tyrant’s house”!
This proposal must have missed the “not to be infringed” part of the the deal.
This is major infringment.
Not only are they forgetting the cause, they are also forgetting the result.
On the other hand, they might have gone to a public school and were never taught about that period of time.
And what do you expect from a-holes who put a lock on a Committee of Safety flintlock musket hanging from the wall of the State Legislature?
Horseshit. What if they passed a law and nobody came/played?
That’s Amerika today. Laws upon liberal, idiotic, droolingly-moronic laws that NO one gives a damn about. I can make you a criminal with the stroke of a pen if I’m a Governor or POTUS.
Screw ‘em all. We don’t want to play any more. Pass your laws, assholes. See you in the streets.
Alinsky Rule 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have”.
Our opponents would be shaking in their boots if Republicans showed any backbone. Conservatives have been made out to be bunch of pussies by a cry baby speaker of the house. We have our guns, but the left doesn't think we have the will to use them.
I rather think they know all too well what April 19, 1775 was all about. They want to do it right this time, having learned from their errors a couple hundred years ago. Tyrants will be tyrants.
Folks should carefully look at the MADD example. It was not government making laws that changed the culture of drinking and driving but the costs imposed by insurance companies, lawyers, and ether's over a twenty year period that made the liability far to costly.
In my view its not the government but economics that will take the guns...
Why don’t they just ask for the gold and our bank accounts to keep in their little “warehouse?”
I keep saying it but few people seem to care.
The GOP holds a 3 branch majority in 24 states compared to the democrats having the same power in 13. That is a considerable power block. We should all be working together to get the states together to wield that power. We also need to regain state control over the senate.
Get out while you can..
And when the government lackeys open fire on the citizens, we have to ask them for the key to the gun storage to defend ourselves.
“Linsky is an idiot and his proposal will never pass.”
Larry, Linsky is a useful idiot and this is Massachusetts. I guarantee that there will be co-sponsors and traction.
Remember, we are responsible for the likes of Pocahantas Warren, Ted Kennedy (D-Hell), everybody’s favorite Frank, Barney. This is just a very small and embarrassing example of what we export to Congress, you should see the collection of grifters that stays home under the Dome on Beacon Hill.
I think Representative David Linsky needs a mental health background check.
What kind of gun will you use to force me to store my gun in your facility?
truly, the inmates have taken over the lunatic asylum...
Excellent point. How do “we” do that?
I think it is happening to some extent. I know the republican governors association encouraged Rick Snyder to oppose obamacare and it worked. We also pressured him from within the states.
I think we need to coordinate our efforts through social media.
The main depots will be at Lexington and Concord
Oh, but theyre not after the peoples guns are they?
August 31, 1774...General Thomas Gage sent Middlesex County sheriff David Phips to Brattle with orders to remove the provincial powder; Brattle turned the key to the powderhouse over to Phips. Gage also gave orders to ready a force of troops for action the next day, something that did not go unnoticed by the local population. At some point that day, General Gage, whether by his intent, accident, or theft by a messenger, lost possession of William Brattle's letter; the widely held story is that it was dropped. News of its content spread rapidly, and many considered it to be a warning to Gage to remove the provincial powder before Patriots could seize it.
Early in the morning of September 1, 260 British regulars from the 4th Regiment were rowed in secrecy up the Mystic River from Boston to a landing point near Winter Hill. From there they marched about a mile to the Powder House, a gunpowder magazine that held the largest supply of gunpowder in Massachusetts. Phips gave the King's Troops the keys to the building [a Democrat, no doubt], and after sunrise they removed all of the gunpowder...a small contingent [of regulars] marched to Cambridge, removed two field pieces, and took them to Boston.
The field pieces and powder were then taken from Boston to the British stronghold on Castle Island, then known as Castle William (renamed Fort Independence in 1779).
This led to the colonists removing the stores of gunpowder in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Newport, Rhode Islandp Providence, Rhode Island; and New London, Connecticut and distributed to the militias in towns away from the coast.
It would seem we are headed rapidly in the same direction. Putting privately owned arms under lock and key so the government can easily confiscate them is eerily reminiscent of the Powder Alarms.
Storing guns in a government storage facility is confiscation.
Doesn’t the name Custer mean anything to these jokers?
This will do nothing to deter criminal activity in the state of Massachsetts and may even encourage it..
ARs which really are machine guns are already stored in NG armories so he must mean hunting rifles. Now this anti-hunting clown who is probably a vegan wants rifles, shot guns, and hand guns, to be stored at NG armories or away from owners direct control and gun owner hunters to pay extra insurance, and extra dedicated taxes (beside sales tax) kinda like the road taxes that get diverted to the general fund. The revenues from which wouldn’t cover the need for the extra facilities and manpower needed to run these “ NG storage units” for all this stuff.
It’s another attempt to blame gun owners using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for those in control and running the state inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings commited in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms. Their solution is to seize and deny guns to those who have legally obtained them .
The Liberty Tree in Mass. is in need of a heavy watering.
Too lazy or fearful to come and take them, they want us to bring them to them? Gee, and I didn’t think they had a sense of humor.
Massachusetts sounds like a land that needs liberating from the Stalinists who run it.
I might agree to this if dims/libs were put there.
There’s a man with a fail safe PLAN!! Treat all citizens as incipient, if not actual, felons.
Uh huh - and I’m sure that everyone who owns an “assault weapon” will meekly comply. I assume that the ultimate purpose of this crap is to turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals that can be rounded up....
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