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MA Bills Will Punish Gun Owners, Advocates Say

MA Bills Will Punish Gun Owners, Advocates Say

Republican lawmakers and gun rights advocates testified yesterday that a series of gun control measures promoted by Democrats — requiring imprinted serial numbers on firearms, “microstamped’’ bullets, and annual limits on gun purchases — would punish lawful gun owners, increase costs, and hamper a 5,000-job industry. “In order to try and curb and curtail the…

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UK Citizen in Massachusetts Sues Over State Gun Laws

UK Citizen in Massachusetts Sues Over State Gun Laws

Police Chief Mark Leahy last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in which he is named as a defendant. Northborough resident Eoin Pryal, a legal immigrant from the United Kingdom, filed a lawsuit in April with another immigrant from Cambridge and two gun rights groups alleging that the state…

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Second Amendment Foundation Files Suit Against Massachusetts

Second Amendment Foundation Files Suit Against Massachusetts

The Second Amendment Foundation is leading a civil action lawsuit in federal district court against Massachusetts challenging a law that denies non-U.S. citizens the right to possess a handgun in their own homes.   Under the current law in Massachusetts, legal permanent residents -- who carry what is commonly referred to as a "green card" --…

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