Feb
05
Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline

This Wednesday, February 7th, will be the last day for action on bill reports by the Joint Committees in the Legislature.  Currently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security are considering several pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun legislation that are of interest to gun owners in the Commonwealth.  Unfortunately, some of the proposals still before the Committee for consideration are anti-gun measures and would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen such as:
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Feb
04
Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline

Next Wednesday, February 7th, will be the last day for action on bill reports by the Joint Committees in the Legislature.  Currently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security are considering several pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun legislation that are of interest to gun owners in the Commonwealth.  Unfortunately, some of the proposals still before the Committee for consideration are anti-gun measures and would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen such as:
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Aug
12
Massachusetts’ gun control law to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick

Lawmakers in late July agreed on final details of the bill, which received support from both gun control advocacy groups and the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League. The National Rifle Association opposed the bill prior to its passage, telling lawmakers “it isn’t difficult to imagine” ways for government officials to abuse discretionary licensing powers granted under the legislation.
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Jul
31
Massachusetts: Conference Committee Retains Egregious Anti-Gun Provision

Unfortunately, as predicted, the conference committee tasked with ironing out the differences between the House and Senate versions of an omnibus firearms bill adopted a report which still retains the most egregious provision, allowing issuing authorities to use discretion in issuing or denying FID cards.  House Bill 4376 was reported by the conference committee late last night, and with less than 24 hours left in the legislative session, H.4376 is expected to be voted on sometime TODAY.
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Jul
23
Massachusetts: Conference Committee Appointed to Iron out Differences in Gun Bills

Conferees have now been appointed by the state Senate and House of Representatives to work out the differences between Senate Bill 2265 and House Bill 4285 in a conference committee.  The following state legislators will serve on this conference committee and will be the policy makers who decide whether anti-gun provisions are added back into S.2265:
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