DOZENS OF LAWMAKERS CLAIM HEALEY GUN DIRECTIVE IS “WHOLE NEW LAW”
“For the last 18 years, the law has been implemented and enforced consistently, both by your office and your predecessors,” the legislators wrote. “Your new directive, which has been presented by your office as nothing more than a closing of ‘loopholes’ in the current law, appears in fact to be much more than that: the enforcement of a whole new law that unfairly infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners in Massachusetts.”
Maura Healy’s letter to Gun Dealers -> 293916218-AG-Healey-Letter-to-MA-Licensed-Firearms-Dealers
Lawmaker’s Letter to Maura Healey -> FINALGunDirectiveLetterToAG
“She should have proposed legislation and said, ‘here is the problem, we want to solve this problem.’ We’ve had attorney generals of her party — and she’s worked in the AG’s office — and this wasn’t an issue. We had eight years of a Democratic governor and this wasn’t an issue, and we just did a major gun bill in 2014 and this issue wasn’t debated,” Jones told the News Service on Monday. “This seems much more politically calculated to take advantage of the moment, if you will, of some of the tragedies that have unfolded nationally or beyond.”
Originally posted 2016-07-25 17:06:21.