On July 20, 2016 Attorney General Maura Healey took the law into her own hands, and the people of Massachusetts are not going along with her political agenda. According to the Attorney Generals own website she has given directives to all gun stores across her state to stop selling " “copy” or “duplicate” weapon under the assault weapons ban".
GOAL "Gun Owners Action League" states:
Without any prior notice or public hearings and while the legislature is on break for national conventions the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, has issued an “Enforcement Notice” to firearm retailers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts changing the longstanding definition of so-called “Assault Weapons”.
For nearly 18 years since the passage of the 1998 Gun Control Act firearm retailers, gun owners and state agencies have been operating under the same interpretation. Now, suddenly, without warning or any due process a single person with a clear political agenda decides to change the rules. All Massachusetts residents should be alarmed!
GOAL is currently trying to decipher the enforcement letter, but with as much information that it contains, it is not very clear what it means. Statements such as the following make it very convoluted: “… a weapon is a Copy or Duplicate, for example, if the operating system and firing mechanism of the weapon are based on or otherwise substantially similar to one of the Enumerated Weapons.”
Virtually every semi-automatic that utilizes a detachable magazine has the same operating system or firing mechanism, so what does this mean? The short answer is we simply don’t know. Our best advice to firearm retailers for now is to err on the side of caution. These new rules may cover a lot more than just what we might think.
GOAL is working with people and groups around the State and the nation to clarify these new interpretations and decide the best course of action. One thing is certain that this new interpretation is purely a political stunt and has nothing to do with public safety or real law.
GOAL will be holding a Rally against the "Rogue" Attorney General on Saturday July 23, 2016.
Rally Against Rogue MA Attorney General
GOAL RALLY at MA State House – Front Steps – Saturday July 23, 2016 – 10:00 AM
Rally against rogue actions by MA Attorney General Maura Healey, who decided to make hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners “felons in waiting” via her sneak attack action posted this week while the legislature was away.
This Saturday, July 23rd the MA Legislature will be in a rare weekend special session to handle other matters – plan to be at the State House at 10:00 AM
Make your voice heard – Meet with your legislators – Protest the anti–freedom actions of Attorney General Healey.
Also, please note! CALL your legislator TODAY and urge them to join us against the rogue actions of AG Healey.
We see more and more politicians, and so called leaders trying to implement unlawful rules and regulations that violate your unalienable right to bear arms. I do personally wonder if this is the back door and collaboration in order to implement the UNODA/ UN SATT DISARMAMENT PLAN. One thing is for certain it's unconstitutional via federal or state constitution, and it is surely unethical.
The Massachusetts Constitution states:
Article XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it.
Article VIII. In order to prevent those, who are vested with authority, from becoming oppressors, the people have a right, at such periods and in such manner as they shall establish by their frame of government, to cause their public officers to return to private life; and to fill up vacant places by certain and regular elections and appointments.
I hope their rally is successful. If you have the ability to get to the rally please do so, as this effects us all. On a personal note to the Massachusetts residents, I think it's time you recall this Attorney General invoking Article VIII. Good luck and God Bless you, our union will be watching.