MA AG unilaterally expands assault weapons ban

TownhallWith most of the media attention on the Republican National Convention (Melania Trump’s speech)—the Massachusetts Attorney General seems to have decided to unilaterally rewrite the state’s gun laws. 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.

Of course, you had better be able to prove that you bought prior to that date if you want to try to use that defense. And there's no help for people who bought their firearms out of state (where they were perfectly legal) and then decided to move to Massachusetts. And then there's the whole issue of the AG changing how the existing law is enforced without actually, you know, changing the existing law.

Suffice it to say there are lots of problems here and this action will likely be challenged in court. That said, if Clinton wins in 2016, the ultimate conclusion of the appeals process is certain.

The Democrats seem to think that gun control is a winning issue again, and god help us if they're right.

This entry was published Thu Jul 21 09:04:03 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-07-21 09:04:03.0. [Tweet]

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