Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes at government approved sites.
“This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take to significantly reduce the everyday tragedy of gun violence and deaths,” said Linsky…
…“I have spoken with hundreds of people over the past few weeks in developing this legislation – victims, police officers, criminologists, physicians, and yes – gun owners and sportsmen,” stated Linsky. “There are a lot of good ideas out there. We should all have one goal – reducing gun violence and trying to keep more tragedies from happening.”
Provisions in the bill include:
- Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.
- Requires proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
- Requires that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
- Requires live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course; this is not a current requirement.
- Requires all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental health records for review to be destroyed after decision.
- Imposes 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victim’s services.
- Brings Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
- Limits gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month.
That way if someone breaks in your house, all you have to do is run down to the local gun storage facility to get your guns. It makes perfect sense.
My BS alarm started going off in 1991, and hasn’t stopped since – unfortunately, it has been getting louder by the day since our present buffoon entered office.
Yeah; storing your guns at an “approved gun club or target range”, in their government-approved gun safes. Everything inventoried weekly. Can’t remove the guns from the Club/Range’s property. Sheer genius, except for the fact that it’s not a new or novel idea – Check out how they took away firearms in England and Germany – the exact same “in an approved facility” tricks were used there, and unfortunately they fell for it. Sure is easy to seize all the guns in town, when they are all inventoried and held at a few convenient locations which the govie controls access to.
New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are test cases folks – to see if they can get away with it, and how much of a furor will be raised by gun owners. Anything less than absolute resistance and retaliation in those states will result in these “model programs” coming very quickly to Washington as federal legislation. Think Romney-care to Obamacare, only at lightening speed.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED – RESIST NOW
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