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Speaker DeLeo unveils sweeping new gun legislation
bostonherald.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Matt Stout

Posted on 05/28/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT by rktman

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo today unveiled sweeping legislation he said will give the Bay State the “most effective” gun laws in the country in a long-awaited roll-out spurred by the horrific Newtown school shootings 18 months ago.

The bill, called the state’s most comprehensive since 1998 by House leaders, adds the state to a nationwide criminal background database and, for the first time, allows local police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles. The legislation also bans the private sale of guns without a licensed gun dealer and requires gun owners to list all the guns they own each time they renew their license.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrol
Heads up Mass. Make your list and check it twice to make sure all your firearms are listed. And don't forget to fess up with an ammo count and where and when each round is expended and why. Brass must be turned if when done shooting for the year. What the heck Mr. and Mrs. Massachusetts, just turn them in so the state can do one big "buy back".
1 posted on 05/28/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

will anything in the legislation address the mentally ill and deranged people? Or the youth gangs who do God knows what in our cities???


2 posted on 05/28/2014 8:32:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: rktman
the “most effective” gun laws in the country

Effective at disarming law-abiding citizens. Just what government and other criminals want.

3 posted on 05/28/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: rktman

“What is in this legislation is very, very reasonable.”

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Uh, no. And it would not have stopped Sandy Hook.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: rktman

“Ve haff achieffed utopia comrades!”


5 posted on 05/28/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hitler’s Germany 2.0!


6 posted on 05/28/2014 8:38:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Qiviut

Liberals enjoy getting people killed. It provides the emotional impetus to further their political agendas.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 8:39:37 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: rktman
We are quickly becoming a nation where the 2nd amendment only applies if you are lucky enough to live in a state that respects it. If any other constitutional right was dealt with in such a manner the courts would be striking down these laws left and right...
9 posted on 05/28/2014 8:39:59 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ZX12R

Yep. The turnout at the Bundy ranch was a warning to governing authorities in the entire country. There are plenty of people out there that are ready to risk it all. For a huge number it is because they have little left to risk.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: rktman

Americans once loved freedom. Now we are immoral, fat, lazy, stupid, and embrace tyranny. God will punish us for squandering His blessings and the legacy of our forefathers.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 8:41:42 AM PDT by golux
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To: rktman
"...the “most effective” gun laws in the country in a long-awaited roll-out spurred by the horrific Newtown school shootings 18 months ago."

Yet not one of these proposed laws would have done a thing to prevent what happened at Newton. That should give you an idea of what the real agenda is here.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 8:41:45 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: rktman

Hey Bobby - why is it none of you zipperheads ever address the very real problem with gangs and their illegal acquisition and use of guns? Or don’t you have gangs in Baastin?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 8:43:20 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: headstamp 2

Liberals enjoy getting people killed. It provides the emotional impetus to further their political agendas.

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Let us count the ways .... just for starters: Benghazi, Fast & Furious, VA, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, gun-free zones ....


14 posted on 05/28/2014 8:43:21 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: rktman

Newly proposed law by DeLeo: Five to ten years for THINKING about a gun.

The patriots in Massachusetts graves must be turning like tops at the actions of these degenerate political strumpets.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 8:43:57 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: apillar
...allows local police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles.

Translation: If you manage to p*** off one of the local cops, or don't show them (what they consider) enough respect, or maybe just forget to make a yearly donation to the officers association. You can forget about having any 2nd amendment rights...

16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT by apillar
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To: cuban leaf

And for others it’s because they’re not about to let their children grow up as slaves.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: rktman
requires gun owners to list all the guns they own each time they renew their license

Registration, pure and simple.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 8:46:42 AM PDT by Campion
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To: rktman

I’m not in Mass but I’d tell DeLeo to do something biologically impossible. What about our inalienable rights he does not understand? BTW, he can keep his dirty, stinkin paws off our guns.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 8:46:44 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: rktman

Perhaps they can have the signing ceremony for this legislation on Lexington Green or the North Bridge in Concord. Maybe invite Queen Elizabeth so DeLeo can personnally extend his appologies on behalf of the people of Massachusetts for all that trouble back in April of 1775.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Or the problem with inner city black on black violence.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 8:51:40 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: rktman

Massachusetts - your forebears at Bunker (Breed’s) Hill, Lexington and Concord would not recognize what you’ve become with the lowlife’s you’ve elected. Somebody notify the Brits that Massachusetts will shortly be available for the taking...


22 posted on 05/28/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

Assachusetts..formerly the Cradle of Liberty is now the Cradle of Fascism.

Just look at the picture, it has stupid written all over it. De Leo will be the fourth consecutive House Speakah to be indicted, just watch.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 8:57:37 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: rktman
God, I love Georgia.

I wouldn't even violate the AIRSPACE of the Communist Northeast Republic.

24 posted on 05/28/2014 9:01:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rktman

My gun license will be signed by a Ticonderoga N0.22 pencil filled with lead.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: ZX12R

What’s been going through my mind since 2008 and the continual explosion in the number of unemployed in this country is the words of some internet doomsayer (clemente or something) that I do think nails a certain facet of what may happen any day in large numbers:

“When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”

This happens to a certain number of people every year, but when it’s happening to a major part of the population, well, eventually it will hit critical mass. If the government had tried to pull a Waco in New Mexico, I believe we would have had that critical mass. I think they did too, which is why they backed off.

But make no mistake, the country is a powderkeg. but not as much as it will be tomorrow, or the next day, etc.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: rktman

I expect our Massachisettes cousins to “REFUSE TO COMPLY” like Connecticut and New York state Patriots did


28 posted on 05/28/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nowhere Man
I’m not in Mass but I’d tell DeLeo to do something biologically impossible.

You underestimate the ability of a flexible hermaphrodite.

29 posted on 05/28/2014 9:39:32 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Qiviut

Requiring a license to own a firearm is not only unreasonable — it is unconstitutional.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 10:56:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Will anything in this legislation or any other legislation prevent what happened the other day or in Connecticut or in Colorado? Then what’s the sense?


31 posted on 05/28/2014 12:22:21 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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