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    James714 Guest

    Masachusetts Carry Experiences

    A forum for Massachusetts LTC'ers to voice their experiences and frustrations, if any, about the Mass Laws...

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    This BS ban on "high-capacity magazines" has got to GO!
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover
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    James714 Guest
    I hear you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    This BS ban on "high-capacity magazines" has got to GO!
    Along with John Kerry, he's complete BS as well!

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    MA gun laws are a reflection of Ted Kennedy's personal feelings/agenda on guns and gun owners... I'll stipulate that no politician in the history of the United States of America had more valid reason to be afraid of people with guns than Teddy... With that written, he's gone and so with him should be the old gun laws...

    Shall Issue licenses (having to ask permission to own and carry guns is BS in and of itself) has got to be done... May issue with any police chief in charge of deciding, is unconstitutional. More so than the license system itself..

    The magazine capacity ban is a must go I agree... I have a Class A LTC which is a high capacity license. let me have the high cap mags.. The repeal of the permanent assault weapon ban (Thanks Mitt) would be a huge help. I was fortunate to have found a pre-ban Colt AR15 and an owner willing to trade for a non firearm item I had that he really wanted.

    Removing all the approved firearms lists would be a welcome change... Although knowing the right FFL helps..
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    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    James714 Guest
    Can you elaborate on your comment below?
    "Although knowing the right FFL helps.."

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    I'm just going to say this. Certain FFLs out there contend that the regulations written by the Attorney General are illegal. And they pretty much ignore them. Their feeling is, "Let's see them take me to court."

    Incidentally - my understanding is that no FFL has been prosecuted under these regulations. Nor has any otherwise-law-abiding FID holder been prosecuted. So out of our tangled abortion of firearms laws, most of them have not yet been tested in court.

    One more piece of the puzzle - GOAL is sponsoring legislation to get the "assault weapons ban" repealed, and it seems to be gaining ground. It is vital that all us Mass folks contact our legislators to make sure they are on board. More info can be found at:

    GOAL Files Bill To Repeal Ban On Modern Sporting Arms

    PS - if you're not a member, you really should join.
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover
    http://www.usacarry.com/forums/members/phillip-gain-albums-phil-s-photos-picture3828-reciprocity-map-29jun11.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post

    Shall Issue licenses (having to ask permission to own and carry guns is BS in and of itself) has got to be done... May issue with any police chief in charge of deciding, is unconstitutional. More so than the license system itself..
    I can only halfway agree with that. Constitutional rights may be denied to certain persons. Felons are not allowed to vote. Convicted sex offenders are restricted in where they can live and who they can talk to. People with certain mental illnesses are locked up for the safety of the general population. The list goes on.

    I support "shall issue licensing" - because if done correctly, it is simply a standard and formal way of saying "This person has no felony convictions and no severe mental health issues, and may own and carry firearms."

    Whereas "constitutional carry" basically says "You may carry a firearm...but if you are caught doing so with a felony conviction or severe mental health issue, then it's your ass.."

    In short, "shall issue" is proactive, while "constitutional carry" is reactive. "Shall issue" also has the up side (if done correctly) of relieving FFLs of the burden of doing background checks on every single customer.

    Anyway - that's my $0.02 worth on the issue. :) I think Mass definitely needs to have "shall issue" across the boards.
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover
    http://www.usacarry.com/forums/members/phillip-gain-albums-phil-s-photos-picture3828-reciprocity-map-29jun11.JPG

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    James714 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    I'm just going to say this. Certain FFLs out there contend that the regulations written by the Attorney General are illegal. And they pretty much ignore them. Their feeling is, "Let's see them take me to court."

    Incidentally - my understanding is that no FFL has been prosecuted under these regulations. Nor has any otherwise-law-abiding FID holder been prosecuted. So out of our tangled abortion of firearms laws, most of them have not yet been tested in court.

    One more piece of the puzzle - GOAL is sponsoring legislation to get the "assault weapons ban" repealed, and it seems to be gaining ground. It is vital that all us Mass folks contact our legislators to make sure they are on board. More info can be found at:

    GOAL Files Bill To Repeal Ban On Modern Sporting Arms

    PS - if you're not a member, you really should join.
    Thanks for the info...

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    You're welcome, James.

    And btw, I notice you're posting as a "guest." You might as well go ahead and join. :) Mostly good info here.
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover
    http://www.usacarry.com/forums/members/phillip-gain-albums-phil-s-photos-picture3828-reciprocity-map-29jun11.JPG

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