Massachusetts Just Banned The Sale Of All Semi-Auto Guns “Decided By State” Effective Immediately

by American Military News  |  published on July 21, 2016

Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, announced on Wednesday that the state of Massachusetts will be cracking down on the sale of all “new assault weapons.” The ban will prevent the sale of any weapon labeled an “assault weapon” by the state, such as semi-automatic versions AR-15s and AK-47s, as well as any weapons with similar operating systems. This means that all semi automatic sporting rifles are being pulled from shelves across the state based on the misconception that their aesthetic designs and modifications somehow make them more dangerous than other models with the same operating systems.

By definition, an assault rifle is a firearm capable of selective-fire automatic and/or burst modes. These modes allow the weapon to fire off rounds faster than even the most skilled shooters in the Untied States. This functionality makes an assault rifle far more destructive and dangerous than their semi-automatic counterparts. The “crack down” will focus not on assault rifles but assault weapons. The definition of an assault weapon generally varies but usually includes semi-automatic firearms with a detachable magazine and a pistol grip, and sometimes other features such as a flash suppressor or barrel shroud. Assault weapons are not capable of the automatic or burst modes, making them far less dangerous than an assault rifle and no different than your standard hunting rifle.

Healey’s decision to ban assault weapons reveals a shocking level of naivety and down right incompetence. Healy has stated they will be preventing distributors and manufacturers from selling semi-automatic weapons based on the idea that, because the guns share superficial traits such as collapsable stocks or barrel suppressors, they are somehow just as dangerous as an assault rifle and have “similar operating systems.” She stated during a press conference:

“If a gun’s operating system is essentially the same as a banned weapon or if the gun has component parts that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, it’s a copy,”

Healey’s announcement was quickly criticized because, as explained above, the operating systems of an assault weapon and an assault rifle are not “essentially the same.” The wording of the law allows state democrats to ban the sale of any gun with features similar, but not the same, as an assault rifle.

  • Webb

    And the taking of 2nd Amendment Rights Continues…
    #NeverEverHillary…If elected these type of Actions will get Worse!

  • robert sanders

    The AG of any state does not have the right to tell the people that they cannot have a weapon of there choice. There will be a revolution between the people and there goverments if they keep this bull shhit up. The people will just go to another state to buy there weapons. I would not ever live in a state that tells me what I can buy or what I can have. I feel sorry for the people of Massachusetts. Your AG just took your rights away.

  • carpkiller

    So all law enforcement will be looking at new weapons.

  • bobnstuff

    It’s sad that the states have to pass gun control laws, This should be done on a national level. We need to limit the number of people a person can kill at one time to under ten. That seems fair. Getting rid of guns that can be converted to automatic isn’t to much to ask. Do you really want the nut job down the road to have those guns. You do know that those guns are most likely to be used on you, not used to defend anything. These people want to try to stop the killing, they just don’t know how. Having gun laws that keep no one safe is stupid but since the people who’s job it is to keep us safe aren’t doing their job someone must try. If you don’t want people to try to take your guns, come up with something to stop the killing.

    • 66tigerman

      Tell me the times a converted to automatic weapon was used in ANY killing, EVER! NONE!

      • bobnstuff

        We don’t know because we are not aloud to study gun deaths. I don’t care if you own any gun if you can figure out a way to stop the killing. The only thing that has seemed to work is taking all guns but if you know a better way let me know. The killing needs to stop.

        • Old_Gringo

          Google gun deaths for your info.

        • Webb

          Liberalism needs to STOP…

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  • Rodney Steward

    Another Unconstitutional move by this pathetic state, and sure it will be tied up in court for a while! When the muslims start raping their kids, they may have a change of heart before long, because this is all muslims need to hear!

    • Jesse Vasquez

      Exactly, but when the raping of their children comes, they will make excuses for them. Like they are misguided people or they don’t know better. They will probably give up their children as sacrifices for their own agendas. Just saying.

  • USPatriotOne

    This is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment and the Communist Left in Massachusetts and this Attorney General, Maura Healey and the State leaders have NO authority to override the U.S. Constitution and they know that! This is a criminal act on their part and they need to be arrested for their criminal actions…PERIOD..!!! People need to wake the H*LL up to all these criminal actions by the Communist Left…California is a perfect example of these anti-Constitution criminal actions and these Communist Left TRAITORS need to be held accountable for the TREASON they are committing against OUR NATION..!!! GO/VOTE TRUMP! God help us, PLEASE!

    • Rodney Steward

      Nailed it brother!

      • USPatriotOne

        Colorado Is a Staging Area for UN Troops Prepping for Martial Law…Future martial law occupation troops. They are already in America and ready to go at a moments notice. Dave Hodges interviewed Paul Martin who has moreinside sources that have proven accurate, than I can count Paul has contacts who have seen the following foreign troops in Colorado. Information I am receiving tell me that Northern Colorado is a staging area for foreign troops preparing for a martial law crackdown led by the UN. Here are some pictures of these troops followed by a video in which one of my best sources, Paul Martin reveals what he knows.


    • 7papa7

      Spot on. Very well said. I hope that the NRA or the hunters take them to court.

    • Retired

      Clinton will do it to the Nation.

    • Retired

      Leave it to the Idiots in the North East , just as bad as Ca.

  • Jim Terio

    The stupidity of the liberal-progressive-Marxist-“Democrat” gun control maggots is astounding. First, as the article points out, they are completely wrong about semi-automatic weapons; second, the reaction will be a large “grey market” in MA for people legitimately wanting such weapons, and third, gun sales in surrounding states will sky rocket.

    This will do absolutely ZERO to keep any types of guns out of the hands of bad guys, and – as usual – punish the law abiding citizens. These idiots do stupid things without thinking; they are truly mentally challenged.

    • USPatriotOne

      They no what they are doing, they for one, want to disarm “We the People” so they can continue their Tyranny against US, and two, by taking these actions they can put put Law abiding Citizens in Jail, and three, by doing this, these Now Criminalized Citizens can not legally own a firearm, and if they do, back to JAIL..!!! People need to step back and see the Communist/Muslim/DemoRat/NWO/Elite/U.N. Agenda 21/2030…the Forest from the Trees, and see the overall plan to enslave “We the People” and destroy OUR (not their) Nation..!!! The evidence is nearly everyplace now, and they don’t even hide it any longer! They believe they have won already and “We the People” have nothing to say any longer…Hitlary for Prison and the Communist/DemoRat/Elite believe they have all the steps in place to steal the election for Hitlary…these Commie/Monsters live by what Stalin said, “It’s not who cast the vote that matters, It’s who counts the votes that determines and election,” and these Communist/Monsters have been putting this practice into action and have prefected the election steal..!!! Just look at the 2008 and 2012 Prez Elections! Two Programmers admitted to the Ohio Senate that they wrote the code for the electronic election/voting booths to steal the election for BO and Senator Brown (Commie/DemoRat from Ohio) in 2008 and 2012..!!! God help us, PLEASE!

      • Rodney Steward

        Let the Hunger Games begin!

  • judge45colt

    leave it to the democraps to start taking our rights away. what will be next?

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Agreed. There is nothing LIBERAL about a ‘liberal”

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