Because you can never have too many laws,
regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other
things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire
liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition,
and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be
stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots.
“This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce
all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental
shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence
– we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of
common-sense steps that we can take to significantly reduce the everyday
tragedy of gun violence and deaths,” said Linsky.
“I have spoken with hundreds of people over
the past few weeks in developing this legislation – victims, police
officers, criminologists, physicians, and yes – gun owners and
sportsmen,” stated Linsky. “There are a
lot of good ideas out there. We should all have one goal – reducing gun
violence and trying to keep more tragedies from happening.”
Provisions in the bill include:
standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the
ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.
proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be
stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course;
this is not a current requirement.
all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental
health records for review to be
destroyed after decision.
25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police
training, mental health services, and victim’s services.
Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background
Check System (NICS).
buyers to one firearm purchase per month.
Source: Natick Patch
Bills such as this one are being filed by
irrationally driven anti-gunners all over the country.
They are targeting every aspect of firearms in an
effort to first reduce ownership, and then to ultimately ban it altogether.
They’ll expand the definitions for mental
health to include basic forms of stress and normal human mood fluctuations
and designate these as mental health conditions that would disqualify you
from owning a gun.
They’ll tax gun purchases and ammunition like
they’ve done with cigarettes (tripling the cost over a decade) and
require huge insurance premiums, making ownership unaffordable for most
They’ll track the sale and transfer of all
firearms through registration, with unjust punishments for anyone engaging in
And, eventually, another crisis – likely one
that purports to threaten the very security and stability of the government
of the United States – will be used in an attempt institute a complete
roundup of the majority of modern firearms.
A full out assault on
the Second Amendment is underway.