Two new measures before the Massachusetts legislature would roll back the rifle ban instituted last year by state Attorney General Maura Healey.
SD 1157, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Don Humason, would remove the attorney general’s authority to regulate firearms and would repeal the previous regulations. SD 1889, sponsored by Democrat state Sen. Anne Gobi, would eliminate the term “copy” from statute, thereby eliminating the premise behind the attorney general’s actions.
Attorney General Healey’s “enforcement notice” greatly expanded the commonwealth’s definition of “assault weapon," making many legal firearms suddenly “illegal” with a stroke of the pen.
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Massachusetts gun owners are urged to contact their state senators and representatives and ask them to support these important measures. Contact them directly byclicking here.
Armed St. Louis Man Saves Neighbor
A St. Louis man who was being robbed at gunpoint is safe today, thanks to a quick-thinking neighbor who had a gun and knew how to use it.
According to local media reports, police say 24-year-old Tre’Von Johnson pulled a handgun in front of a man’s home and tried to rob him. A neighbor, who saw what was happening, pulled out his own handgun and shot Johnson multiple times.
Johnson fled the scene in his car, and was later found by police at a hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds. He is in critical but stable condition, and is being charged with first-degree robbery.
Utah Carry Legislation Heads To House Floor
A measure under consideration in the Utah House of Representatives, which would create a provisional carry license for law-abiding individuals 18 to 20 years old, will be considered soon on the House floor.
According to NRA-ILA, individuals 18 years of age or older are already legally allowed to openly carry an unloaded firearm for self-defense in Utah, and House Bill 198 would provide them the ability to conceal and carry a loaded firearm without breaking the law.
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Utah’s HB 198 could be heard on the House floor as early as tomorrow, and Utah gun owners are encouraged to contact their representatives and urge them to support the measure when it comes up for a vote. Contact them byclicking here.