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Massachusetts Introduces Gun Registry Legislation, Would Also Ban Private Sales
Gun Owners Action League ^ | 5/30/14

Posted on 05/30/2014 1:39:10 PM PDT by pabianice

Massachusetts: House Speaker Introduces Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

Your immediate help is needed to defeat this heinous anti-gun bill

This week, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) unveiled an extensive gun control bill, House Bill 4121, which would further impact law-abiding gun owners in the Commonwealth. Being promoted as legislation aimed to be outgoing Governor Deval Patrick’s (D) crowning achievement, this egregious bill would give police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms without a licensed gun dealer and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license, among many other things. Additionally, it would grant authority to the state Attorney General to remove certain firearms from the approved “firearms roster.”

As anyone who has gone through the process to legally obtain a firearm in Massachusetts knows, there is no dearth of existing laws that regulate the sale, purchase and transfer of firearms. The question should be what gun control laws should be repealed, NOT enacted. Your NRA will continue to stand opposed to any gun laws that have no effect on criminals, do not reduce violent crime and only restrict, harass and impose unnecessary costs and burdens on law-abiding citizens. This is certainly not an unreasonable position, but that seems to be beyond the misguided anti-gun legislators who embrace this proposal.

The first hearing on HB 4121 will take place this Tuesday, June 3, before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security at 12:00 noon in the Gardner Auditorium of the state Capitol. Please attend and participate at this important hearing. If you cannot attend, it is CRITICAL that you contact members of this committee, using the contact information provided below, and urge them to OPPOSE this outrageous anti-gun bill. Tell them to vote NO on HB 4121.

Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security:

Senator James Timilty, Senate Chairman (D-Walpole) 617 722-1222 James.Timilty@masenate.gov

Senator Michael Moore, Senate Vice Chairman (D-Millbury) 617-722-1485 Michael.Moore@masenate.gov

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) 617-722-1673 Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov

Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) 617-722-1555 Richard.Ross@masenate.gov

Senator James Welch (D-West Springfield) 617-722-1660 James.Welch@masenate.gov

Representative Harold Naughton, House Chairman (D-Clinton) 617-722-2230 Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov

Representative Michael Brady, House Vice Chairman (D-Brockton) 617-722-2230 Michael.Brady@mahouse.gov

Representative Sean Curran (D-Springfield) 617-722-2263 Sean.Curran@mahouse.gov

Representative Linda Campbell (D-Methuen) 617-722-2305 Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov

Representative James Dwyer (D-Woburn) 617-722-2220 James.Dwyer@mahouse.gov

Representative Alan Silvia (D-Fall River) 617-722-2060 Alan.Silvia@mahouse.gov

Representative David Vieira (R-East Falmouth) 617-722-2230 David.Vieira@mahouse.gov

Representative Cleon Turner (D-Dennis) 617-722-2090 Cleon.Turner@mahouse.gov

Representative Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow) 617-722-2090 Brian.Ashe@mahouse.gov

Representative Brian Mannal (D-Barnstable) 617-722-2582 Brian.Mannal@mahouse.gov

Representative Nicholas Boldyga (R-Southwick) 617-722-2810 Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; massachusetts; violation

1 posted on 05/30/2014 1:39:10 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

2 posted on 05/30/2014 1:41:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: pabianice

What more can you expect from a state which imprisons people for defending their homes from intruders?


3 posted on 05/30/2014 1:42:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: pabianice

My Lord, how much more unconstitutional can these pricks get before they are strung up?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 1:42:22 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: pabianice

I give it a 95% chance of passing.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: pabianice

"Is the Commonwealth gonna take away my guns too?"

6 posted on 05/30/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: fwdude

...and steals sick children from their parents.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 1:43:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: pabianice

I’m surprised there are so many republicans on the committee...


8 posted on 05/30/2014 1:44:56 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yes, and this legislation will drive more MA residents up into New Hampshire - where they will take their liberal views and vote to turn NH into MA.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: pabianice

For those who do live in and are considered to be residents and citizens of the State of Massachusetts. My sincere condolences, because if you don’t fight this tooth and nail...

Then may your chains rest lightly upon you. You are no longer Free Men and Women. You are only marking time until the ‘authorities’ take the next thing from you and it just might be your and your families lives.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 1:47:37 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: WayneS

Mitt Romney is a Massachusetts Republican.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 1:51:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. Yes he is.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 1:53:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: pabianice
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

I guess we no longer have a free state, so this doesn't apply. /sarc/
13 posted on 05/30/2014 2:06:25 PM PDT by Alvin Diogenes
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To: pabianice
I can't imagine the brave militia men of Lexington, Concord, and the surrounding towns would take this laying down.

But then, this is modern day King Barack I country...

14 posted on 05/30/2014 2:10:48 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

Leave while you can.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 2:11:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: WayneS
I give it a 95% chance of passing.

Aren't we the pessimist? Only a 95% chance of passing in a state like Mass?

16 posted on 05/30/2014 2:22:17 PM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: pabianice

When you have to obtain a license to possess a firearm it is no longer a right but a permission slip from the government. This is no different than forcing someone to obtain a license to write a published column. Hopefully someone will sue the state and take it to the SC.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 2:24:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: pabianice
It must be just my luck that I sold a truckload of firearms in a private sale. I did not discriminate as to who the buyers were. A “person” from Provincetown is entitled to own a gun as anyone in the USA. That is The Second Amendment!
18 posted on 05/30/2014 2:24:22 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I don’t want them here unless there is an anti-gun liberal here willing to pack up and go take their place. We need a way to get rid of the liberals we have, not tempt more to come here and turn our state into a hellhole...


19 posted on 05/30/2014 2:34:26 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL Massachusetts land of morons.
20 posted on 05/30/2014 2:38:39 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: pabianice

About par for the course for the Demokratik Peoples Republik of Moose S**t


21 posted on 05/30/2014 2:45:59 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: pabianice
Well, after you study Chicago and Washington, D.C., it's hard to argue against gun control...  OH WAIT!!!!!

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22 posted on 05/30/2014 2:48:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: pabianice

The Revolution started when King George came for their guns.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 3:37:28 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t come to Georgia. We have too many Yankees gumming up the works now.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 4:01:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: pabianice

There used to be gun and dog trading days at small towns here, but no more. Kind of like a Farmer’s market.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 4:26:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: WayneS

It won’t see the light of day.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 7:36:23 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: boomop1
They're not called "Massholes" for nothing. Unfortunately, I shouldn't throw stones while being a resident of the Communist Peoples Republic of NJ.

We're all about the collectivism!

27 posted on 05/31/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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