NRA In Mass. Responds To Legislators’ Gun Control Efforts
As Massachusetts lawmakers push for stricter gun control laws, Gov. Deval Patrick says he favors a number of measures, including limiting the number of gun purchases to no more than one a month.
State Rep. David Linsky, a Democrat from Natick, is sponsoring legislation to strengthen the state assault weapons ban, add mental health screening to background checks, and require gun owners to buy liability insurance, among other measures.
While there seems to be a good deal of momentum nationally and across the state for tougher gun laws, many gun owners and Second Amendment advocates say not so fast. Most of these measures, they say, will have no impact on gun violence and will simply take away the rights of lawful gun owners who use guns for recreation or to protect themselves.
- Jim Wallace, president of the Gun Owners Action League, the NRA affiliate here in Massachusetts
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