Massachusetts Officials Question AG Gun Ban

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August 1, 2016

Maura Healey

As we reported last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey unilaterally banned many common firearms via executive action. AG Healey’s “enforcement notice” has now come under attack by officials within the Massachusetts government, including many from her own party.

In a letter to AG Healey, Democratic State Representative Harold P. Naughton Jr. noted that “this recent directive, concerning so called ‘copies and duplicates’ of banned weapons in the current law is not only confusing, but the vagueness of the guidance has raised significant questions over which firearms are now banned or could be banned in the future.”  Signaling his belief that Healey had overstepped her authority, Rep. Naughton cautioned “I strongly believe that any such review of our gun control laws should be a legislative matter to be considered by both the House and Senate along with public input.”

Naughton was not alone in his criticisms. 58 of his colleagues in the legislature signed another letter calling in to question the constitutionality of AG Healey’s action where they wrote:

For the last 18 years, the law has been implemented and enforced consistently, both by your office and your predecessors.  Your new directive, which has been presented by your office as nothing more than a closing of ‘loopholes’ in the current law, appears in fact to be much more than that: the enforcement of a whole new law that unfairly infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners in Massachusetts.

Possibly the harshest critique of the substance of AG Healey’s new “enforcement notice” came from Daniel Bennett, the Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Security. Secretary Bennett paid particular attention to the vagueness of the two-part test articulated in the “enforcement notice.”  He raised substantial concerns that the new test could be read to apply to nearly any semi-automatic firearm when he directly asked AG Healey “Does your enforcement notice mean that your office considers any weapon, even a pistol like the M1911 that has these characteristics to be an assault weapon?”

To read more, click here: https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160729/massachusetts-officials-question-ag-gun-ban

  • snowyriver

    Since when does executive action by a states attorney general over-ride our Constitution ???

  • Walter Flatt

    SHE, OR NO PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO BAN FIRE ARMS OF ANY KIND. READ THE 2ND ADMENDMENT. SOME ONE SHOULD SUE HER FOR BREAKING THE LAW.

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  • Walter Flatt

    BET SHE HAS A GUN, OR A GUARD THAT HAS A GUN, SHE IS A NUT.

  • Walter Flatt

    WAKE UP AMERICA, I BELIEVE WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A MUSLIM INVASION, WHEN AND IF IT HAPPENS, IT WILL BE A BLOOD BATH THAT HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE CIVIL WARY. 35 MUSLIM CAMPS, FIVE IN NORTH VIRGINIA, ALL LOCATED CLOSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE OR A ARMY BASE, A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE SOME STATES HAVE MORE THAN ONE.
    WHY HAS THIS ADMIDMINSTRATION BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS INTO THIS COUNTRY AND TRYING TO BRING IN UP TO 500 THOUSAND MORE? WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? WHY DID THEY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO, I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY IN ONE HOUR. OUR TROOPS NOT ARMED.

    ALL OF THIS BUILDING AND BUYING WAS WITH YOUR TAX MONEY AND THE SUPPORT OF THE MUSLIMS IS WITH YOUR TAX MONEY. YES, THE HOUSE SHOULD SHUT DOWN THE MONEY FLOW, YET THEY GAVE OBAMA AN OPEN CHECK. GET REAL, RYAN HAS SOLD US OUT.

  • Walter Flatt

    HE IS BREAKING THE LAW, NO PERSON, GOV, MAYOR, CHEIF OF POLICE, SENATOR, REPRESENTIVE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, SUPREME COURT CAN CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION, THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY A 3/4 VOTE OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE, SIGNED BY A PRESIDENT TO CHANGE THE 2ND ADMENDMENT. IF CASE YOU DID NOT KNOW IT, THE 2ND ADMENDMENT GIVES EVER CITIZEN THE RIGHT TO OWN AND CARRY A FIRE ARM ANY AND EVERY WHERE FOR CIVIL DEFENSE AND FRIENDS IF WE DO NOT THINK THE NEED TO CARRY A GUN IS NOW, YOU ARE INSANE. ALL 18 TROOPS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THE MUSLIM MAJOR, IF THEY ALL HAD BEEN CARRY GUNS, SOME MAY HAVE BEEN, BUT THE MAJOR WOULD BE DEAD NOW INSTEAD OF US FEEDING THS SOB OF A PERSON. THE PEOPLE IN FLA WOULD HAVE STOPPED THE KILLER IS THEY HAD BEEN ARMED, AND SO WOULD OUR TROOPS IN TN, PEOPLE IN CALIF. YOU THE PEOPLE AND THE IDIOTS WE HAVE FOR A GOVERNMENT HAD WAKE UP TO THE FACT, THAT WE ARE IN WORLD 3 WITH THE MUSLIM RACE AND THEY ARE NOW OUT TO KILL ALL OF US IF WE DO NOT CONVERT TO THEIR WAY. I AM FOR DONALD TRUMP AS A REG . DEMOCRAT.

  • Ms Healey is simply a confused female who does not understand the difference between semi-automatic and fully automatic. The semi-automatic versions of these weapons are still just as legal as they were before http://www.mass.gov/ago/public-safety/remarks-from-assault-weapons-press-conference.pdf This notice does absolutely nothing but encourage litigation and made Ms Healey feel better.

  • robert sanders

    Ask for HEALEYS resignation. Shes a HITLER HILLARY dumb ass supporter, but then again, so are all you STUPID DEMOS.

  • teaman

    If you really want to know the meaning of the word “SCUM” go to Mass-A-Useless or Californication!!!

  • Richard

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey should be recalled by the voters. Call your Senators (202) 224-3121 & demand action> no more gun control; they can’t or won’t enforce R current laws! IDIOTS

    Read more at 1776 Coalition: http://www.1776coalition.com/other-news-2/massachusetts-officials-question-ag-gun-ban#ixzz4G5TQgC00

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