[Editor’s Note: Forcing everyone to list every firearm they own is a slippery slope. Granting individuals within a government the power to outlaw certain guns is past the slope and looks a lot like tyranny.]
Your NRA has just learned that the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be conducting an electronic poll vote that will be concluded at noon tomorrow on whether to vote House Bill 4121 out of committee with favorable report.
HB 4121 was introduced less than two weeks ago by House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop), and it seems that the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is attempting to quietly jam this legislation through the process without adequate time and opportunity for public comment.
It is CRITICAL that you contact members of the committee IMMEDIATELY and urge them to oppose this dangerous affront to your Second Amendment rights.
To reach members of this committee in the House, call 617-722-2230.
To reach members of this committee in the Senate, call 617-722-1222.
This onerous “gun control” bill would give police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms without a licensed gun dealer and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license, among many other things. Additionally, it would grant authority to the state Attorney General to remove certain firearms from the approved “firearms roster.”