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    Gun Rights Fight Heats Up in Massachusetts

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/gun-rig...ts-up-in-mass/


    Gun Rights Fight Heats Up in Massachusetts

    Second Amendment group protests ‘crackdown’ on sale of assault weapons by state AG

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    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey / AP



    BY: Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    August 17, 2016 3:15 pm

    Gun rights advocates in Massachusetts are turning up the heat against the state’s attorney general, who they say potentially made thousands of citizens “felons in waiting” with her recent enforcement notice that changed the legal definition of assault weapons.

    The latest rally by gun rights advocates against state Attorney General Maura Healey’s change attracted hundreds of people on Monday.

    The Call to Action Rally featured signs that read “Healey Hurts Families” and “We Stand With GOAL.” The Gun Owners’ Action League, or GOAL, is the Massachusetts-based Second Amendment group that organized the rally and several others in recent weeks.

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    Healey’s enforcement notice was posted online while the Massachusetts legislature was on break for the national party conventions. It stated that Healey’s office is “stepping up enforcement of the state’s assault weapons ban, including a crackdown on the sale of copycat weapons.”

    If a weapon meets one of two criteria—the similarity or interchangeability tests—the attorney general wrote, “it is a Copy or Duplicate (and therefore a prohibited assault weapon), even if it is marketed as ‘state compliant’ or ‘Massachusetts compliant.’”

    Twenty mayors have now come out in support of Healey’s action.

    “As mayors from across Massachusetts, the safety and well-being of our residents and neighborhoods is our top priority. In the wake of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and incidents of violence against civilians and law enforcement in cities across the country, our positions demand that we speak out,” a letter sent Tuesday stated.

    The mayors said they have continuously called “for national solutions to gun violence,” increased mental health funding, and an “end [to] the sale of military-style weapons to civilians, because our cities are not war zones.”

    “For this reason, we have come together to express our strong support for Attorney General Maura Healey’s recently announced effort to enforce the state’s ban on the sale of assault weapons. We back her push to end the sale of copycat assault weapons and to give our residents what the attorney general calls ‘the full protection’ of our state laws,” the mayors wrote.

    GOAL’s executive director was unavailable for comment, but the group has slammed Healey’s unilateral action on social media and on its website.

    “This is a brand new interpretation of the law that has potentially made hundreds of thousands of lawful citizens ‘felons in waiting,’” GOAL wrote. “Lawful gun owners are going to spend the rest of their lives with a potential 10-year prison sentence hanging over them because of a political stunt.”

    “She unilaterally changed the rules and interpretations of long standing law overnight without seeking legislative support or consultation, without consulting the state agencies that have statutory authority over the laws. She did it in secret with no public input,” GOAL wrote.

    GOAL plans another rally on August 28, according to the group’s Facebook page.

    There are two types of people in this world. People that think the Goverment is looking out for their best interest and people that just think !

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    Funny thing, I thought AG's were supposed to enforce, not write or rewrite laws.........

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      #3
      Originally posted by Loadingdockman View Post
      Funny thing, I thought AG's were supposed to enforce, not write or rewrite laws.........
      It's a whole new ballgame since 2008
      "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Loadingdockman View Post
        Funny thing, I thought AG's were supposed to enforce, not write or rewrite laws.........
        the courts can create new laws through interpretation of existing laws..it's called case law

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          #5
          Fuck her and fuck you LIBS that post here.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ancap View Post

            the courts can create new laws through interpretation of existing laws..it's called case law
            So I can be a complete douche that gets promoted to high-douche status via the overwhelming vote of numerous other high ranking douches and re-write the innate, creator given laws of self defense. got it..

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              #7
              only 1,400 OD deaths in mass last year , but lets make law abiding gun owners criminals

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                #8
                Time to start the fight back up in NY! Take back the whole northeast!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Toothy View Post

                  So I can be a complete douche that gets promoted to high-douche status via the overwhelming vote of numerous other high ranking douches and re-write the innate, creator given laws of self defense. got it..
                  Yeah, that's basically how government works...it sucks

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Loadingdockman View Post
                    Funny thing, I thought AG's were supposed to enforce, not write or rewrite laws.........
                    that's exactly what the AG in Albany says. he cannot interpret, alter, or write the law. that's what the judge and the legislature is for. All BS.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Ancap View Post

                      Yeah, that's basically how government works...it sucks
                      No..what's sucking is your acceptance of that course of events. Just because I live in a, at its core, and at every level, corrupt society , doesn't mean that I have to accept it's predetermined Machiavellian conclusions, set by its upper tier bureaucratic drones . Fuck that. I'd rather recite Patrick Henry

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Toothy View Post

                        No..what's sucking is your acceptance of that course of events. Just because I live in a, at its core, and at every level, corrupt society , doesn't mean that I have to accept it's predetermined Machiavellian conclusions, set by its upper tier bureaucratic drones . Fuck that. I'd rather recite Patrick Henry
                        I don't accept the course of events...matter of fact I am willing to bet my views are closer to Patrick Henry then anyone on this board...I would even argue that I take the principles of Liberty more serious then he does (not to dismiss him)

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                          #13
                          My cousin and her husband live in Mass, his father or uncle, cant remember, owns a gun store there and they are all calling for a recall vote. Too bad we dont have recall power in this State....

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by joeydiver View Post
                            My cousin and her husband live in Mass, his father or uncle, cant remember, owns a gun store there and they are all calling for a recall vote. Too bad we dont have recall power in this State....
                            NY'ers would'nt know what to do with recall. They/we prove that every election. We rehire the same people we don't like, don't trust and don't want. Then, we hire new assholes who we complain about up until we reelect them.
                            I believe we are exceptions to that but most voters are so fixated on shiny objects (BS and promises) that they keep the train wreck going.

                            We we get the government we deserve.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ancap View Post

                              the courts can create new laws through interpretation of existing laws..it's called case law
                              But this wasn't due to a case. The AG decided all by their lonesome.
                              I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
                              I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                              Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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