Skip to comments.Mass. Lawmakers Give Police Chiefs Power to Decide Who Can Purchase Shotguns, Rifles
Posted on 08/01/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT by bkopto
On July 25 Breitbart News reported that Massachusetts police chiefs wanted "sole discretion" over who can purchase a long gun, be it a rifle or a shotgun.
On August 1 state lawmakers passed a bill that gives police chiefs such discretion.
According to Reuters, police chiefs already had final say on would-be handgun purchasers, and the new law would extend that by providing them with "the authority to turn down a resident's request to buy a rifle or shotgun."
House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D) commented on the law: "We seek not to be the safest state in the nation but strive to make our communities the safest in the world."
On July 25 Breitbart News reported that Boston Police Commissioner William Evans spoke in support of giving police chiefs "authority" over long gun sales.
At that time Evans also said, "For the most part, nobody in [Boston] needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle."
The gun control legislation now goes to the governor....
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Insanity personified. That is why zero vacations here.
And this is the state that, back in 1775, had patriots at Lexington and Concord. Massachusetts committed suicide when it became a firmly-entrenched Democrat state.
And yet, here we are. :-(
This is a flagrant violation of the Second Amendment. Every one of these bastards need to be arrested and their asses thrown in prison where they belong.
Please change “Chief” in title to “Chiefs”. Thx
Anyone who remains in MA deserves what happens when they cannot defend themselves.
There is hunting on the Vineyard.
What? I think that each individual should make that decision. Wow what a arrogant SOB
The strongest guarantee in the Bill of Rights covers the Second Amendment: “shall not be infringed”. That isn’t just a restriction at the federal level, “Congress shall make no law”, it’s an absolute. This new rule has no legitimacy.
I miss the rule of law.
Thanks. I’ll remember that.
Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts , Romney said. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.
Massacussetts deserves the dictators they elect.
Bring out the tar and feathers for these so called lawmakers or a rope.
So 200+ years hence and the king finally gets control over guns?
The police chief says essentially no one needs a shotgun or long gun.
You gonna decide what cars I dont need?
What size my home ought to be or how many I should be able to lawfully own?
I will never live in your POS state.
California pulls this, I can guarantee you I’ll leave.
Now the citizen has no means of self defense nor the ability to threaten, by force, the bumbling bureaucrats, who seek to undermine the constitution and make fellow citizens bow and pay fealty to tyrants.
Patently Unconstitutional and will be overturned.
We call this an ‘SS Officer’.
BS. Legislators are acting against the Constitution.
Blame THEM....not the people who are suffering because of them.
Legislators and police chiefs needs to be held PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for Unconstitutional laws such as this. They should be sued to bankruptcy.