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  • Gun case heading to Mass. Supreme Court

    11/04/2009 1:15:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 11/03/2009 | Lisa Redmond
    lredmond@lowellsun.com BOSTON -- As a Billerica gun case heads to the state's highest court next week, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Police Chiefs and other high-profile groups are urging the Supreme Judicial Court to reject the constitutional challenge to the state's safe firearm-storage law. The groups are joining with Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone, who is challenging a Lowell District Court judge's ruling that dismissed a gun-storage case against Richard Runyan, a Billerica man who kept an unlocked semiautomatic hunting rifle under his bed where it could be accessed by his teenage...
  • SJC backs trigger-lock law on guns in homes

    03/11/2010 12:21:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies · 1,748+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 11, 2010 | John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane
    In a case that drew attention from the Gun Owners Action League and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday upheld a state law requiring trigger locks on guns kept in people’s homes. In what was seen by some as a victory for law enforcement and advocates of gun control, the state’s highest court ruled that the Second Amendment does not restrict the right of Massachusetts to impose its own rules on gun ownership. “We conclude that the legal obligation safely to secure firearms in [state law] is not unconstitutional,’’ Justice Ralph Gants wrote for...