So yesterday our great state came out and told us what they want to do next to keep us safe. . . .
Make it harder on lawful gun owners and do NOTHING about criminals.
Someone please tell me how any of this makes any sense?
They want you to list every gun you own at every renewal. (gun registration that is possibly illegal)
They want to make all permits at the will of the Police Chief even though there is proof that is abused and folks denied permits who have spotless records
After waiting a year and then some to publish the bill they want it passed in a week or so. . .
I am sure there is more to come too.
So far NOTHING has been said about how we are going to deal with criminals.
We may make more criminals out of legal gun owners but we won't go after the real criminals. Remember every time you renew a permit in MA you have a background check run. And historically gun owners are the most law abiding folks around. . . but somehow we are the problem and not the criminals. . . I don't get it. . .
So you know that gun you inherited from Gramps? I hope you properly registered it or you will be a criminal when you list it at renewal time. . .
That gun Dad gave you as a kid to hunt? Same problem if it was not transferred properly.
Did you mail in your transfer papers on that gun years ago? Hope they actually got the letter. . . .
You do know they lost a ton of records back in 1988 in a flood right? Ya they don't talk about it or admit it either. . .
How about the Chiefs choice? Some towns respect our rights some don't. I am lucky mine does and we can get a permit. The next town over just got a new chief and folks that have had unrestricted permits for 20 years are now getting restrictions because he can. I was told one wife got told she could not have a licence to carry because her husband had one so she didn't need it. . . . and that is all it takes in MA to have your rights stripped away.
I don't care how small the town the Chief does not know everyone and if your record is clean he/she should not have a say in issuing a permit to you for a CONSTITUTIONAL right!
I hope we can get the word out and stop the madness. More attacks on our freedom do not stop crime. Sadly MA is one of the few states bucking the trend and crime is still going up since our last great gun law went through in 98 even though overall the county is showing less crime. . . .
Gun Control does not work. . . the big question is how to prove it to the gun grabbers. To them it is not about common sense it is a religion. Don't bother them with facts, they know it works no matter what the FBI crime data shows. . . .
Wish me luck, I am going to need it . . . I can't wait until I can more out of this state but for now family ties me here. . . .