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MA Governor Deval Patrick submits anti-gun bill 1/16/2013

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Librarian, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Librarian

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    Surprised this hasn't appeared here yet - picked up over at TFL.

    text of legislation at the link: http://www.mass.gov/governor/legisl...-to-strengthen-and-enhance-firearms-laws.html
     
  2. peyton

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    Another state sinking into the morass!!
     
  3. col_temp

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    I think we should limit this governor to one suggestion per term. And one security guard per month. and one....
     
  4. guyfromohio

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    Other than 1 gun per month, am I missing the atrocities? Didn't look too bad to me.
     
  5. lcambre

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    I followed the link and saw these in the text:
    SECTION 6. Said section 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 57-62, the words “a large capacity ammunition feeding device as defined in the federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(31) as appearing in such section on September 13, 1994.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- containing more than seven rounds of ammunition; or (iii) obtained after the effective date of this act and capable of accepting, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than seven rounds of ammunition.

    SECTION 24. Said section 131M of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 3, the word “1994.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 1994; or (ii) a large capacity feeding device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition; or (iii) a large capacity feeding device that such person lawfully possessed before the effective date of this act that has a capacity of, or that can readily be restored or converted to accept, more than seven but no more than ten rounds of ammunition, where such device contains more than seven rounds of ammunition.”

    SECTION 25. Said section 131M of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

    Any large capacity feeding device that has or can readily be restored or converted to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition that was legally possessed by an individual prior to the enactment of this act must be sold or otherwise lawfully disposed of within one year of the act’s effective date. Such large capacity feeding devices may only be sold or disposed of to a purchaser authorized to possess such weapons.
     
  6. HOOfan_1

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    Requiring private sales to be done by an FFL....

    The above retroactively banning magazines. I wonder how many people in MA, would ignore that retroactive ban?

    Not to mention all the stupid new "crimes involving guns"

    A crime is a crime whether they involve a gun or not....how about we force the stupid justice system to stop the revolving door?

    I don't know about MA being another state sinking...they have already sunk.
     
  7. chipcom

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    So you wouldn't mind having to sell your jewelry or lawnmowers or any other of your personal possessions on the premises of some licensed dealer, so the transaction could be archived and tracked, right? And don't forget, you get to pay a fee for the privilege too.
     
  8. wojownik

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    You need to read the rest of the bill, as seen in the web link the OP posted. MA is following NY's lead -

    SECTION 6. Said section 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 57-62, the words “a large capacity ammunition feeding device as defined in the federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(31) as appearing in such section on September 13, 1994.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- containing more than seven rounds of ammunition; or (iii) obtained after the effective date of this act and capable of accepting, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than seven rounds of ammunition.

    So the Dems in MA and NY are ramming a cute little scheme, to attempt to disarm the populace (disarm in the sense that they know full well that most semi-auto mags come in 10+ round configurations). As Blackadder would say ""I have a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel".

    I would not be surprised at all if the WH and the Dem governors were closely coordinating this - the WH knows they probably can't get an AWB through Congress, but they could get their toadies in various State Houses to push even more restrictive legislation.
     
  9. C.F. Plinker

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    Doesn't MA already ban magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds?
     
  10. wojownik

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    Yes, but this proposed legislation would change that limit to 7 rounds.
     
  11. alsaqr

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    Whats the deal with this? MA apparently does not presently have laws on the books to prosecute those who commit these crimes. No wonder MA has a reputation of coddling violent criminals while hassling law abiding gunowners.
     
  12. Hammerdown77

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    Limit access to high powered ammunition? Well, guess that means all the 5.56 ammo is safe, but you deer hunters are screwed.
     
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    we were already. Shotgun-only state, no rifles allowed for deer.
     
  14. Prince Yamato

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    Let the blue states be their own undoing.
     
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    with the rapidly changing demographics in texas you might be living in a blue state in ten years
     
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    You guys in MA already need a license to even own a gun. Nothing is gained by this.

    Try to not go down to seven rounds because it will be hard to find handguns.

    Hopefully S&W has enough pull there to keep this junk from happening.
     
  17. goldie

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    (prevents the furnishing of a machine gun to any person under 21 years of age) Please tell me this is not written in this;please :barf:
     
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    a socialist cannot hide who they truly are, all it takes is an opportunity for them to show their true colors.....its also not hard to see what northeast politicians believe even without that opportunity.

    to be surprised is a gross error in facing the facts.
     
  19. goldie

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    At this rate,Maryland,N.J.,CT,& CA at the very least are going to follow this 7 round crap; i knew it would snowball,what a bad example N.Y. set..
     
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    They mean "those with the shiny thingy in the middle of the end away from the pointy one", aka center-fire.
     
  21. loose noose

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    guyfromohio, you sir are exactly why states like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, and a few others are losing their 2nd Amendment rights!
     
  22. goldie

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    How long before you start seeing those big statues,murals,& images of these governers on walls & buildings like they did in the U.S.S.R., Eastern Europe, & Iraq,to name a few?:cuss:
     
  23. Trent

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    Man this "slippery slope" is getting pretty damned slippery.

    Hard to find good news nowadays.
     
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