NSSF to challenge Massachussetts' ban on semi-auto firearms

National Shooting Sports FoundationThe National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today announced that it will pursue legal action to challenge the “Enforcement Notice” issued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that would appear to ban sales of semiautomatic rifles in the commonwealth.

That a variety of gun-rights groups would challenge the AG's likely-illegal action here shouldn't surprise anyone. The courts will likely deliver a significant smackdown... after the election.

The significant news here is that the NSSF itself is stepping up to challenge the law. Usually that group leaves the political fight over gun control to the NRA and focuses on narrow issues important to manufacturers. This is undeniably an issue important to manufactures, whose whole product lines would likely be banned by the AG's dictate. But it may also represent the industry recognizing gun control laws as an existential threat for them.

This entry was published Wed Aug 10 10:39:57 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-08-10 10:39:57.0. [Tweet]

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