Thursday, July 21, 2016

There are reasons I call it the People's Republic of MA,

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'."


Anonymous said...

“…or if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon”

Okay, HOLD UP. What if, say, someone were to point out that something as simple as a SCREW or PIN is interchangeable with what’s considered banned?

This could be the basis of a lawsuit to turn over the ENTIRE MA AWB!


Firehand said...

That is an interesting thought

KM said...

"The law is what I say it is!"

Nice Shooter movie quote.
The guy that said it got shot in the head while protesting how important he was.

Anonymous said...

Since "component" could also refer to ammunition, imagine all the non "assault" firearms covered. This is the ideal opportunity to get the "Fudds" onto our side permanently. Let's gather some allies and think about a class-action lawsuit to make an example out of MA.

This AG just opened up a potential vulnerability in the entire anti-gun movement if they fight to make this stand.

Windy Wilson said...

Imagine all the "non-assault" firearms covered by operating system, which can only mean, in the absence of some sort of electronic programming, some sort of Gas port, Blowback, or swinging link barrel, or even Gas trapping at the muzzle.