one of them being "The law is what I say it is!" from AG.
The attorney general is targeting so-called copycat assault weapons
(their words not mine) and would force manufacturers to stop making them
and gun dealers to stop selling them. The law goes into effect July 20.
Those who have bought the firearms being targeted prior to that date
will be allowed to keep them.
'Allowed'. Love that.
Now pay attention:
Gun manufacturers have manufactured these weapons as legal versions of
prohibited guns," Healey said. "These weapons are illegal. They are
copies or duplicates of banned weapons, and they cannot be bought or
sold in Massachusetts."
"The gun industry doesn't get to decide what's compliant (with state law)," [Attorney General Maura] Healey said. "We do."
Manufacturers made LEGAL FIREARMS, legal according to MA LAW, and she doesn't like it. So she's unilaterally changing the law.
I'd say that this is a prize example of Tam's definition: "Loophole = 'People doing legal shit I don't like'."