May 8, 2016

FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Massachusetts Gun Rights?

Massachusetts Gun Rights is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization. MAGR is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally-protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms, through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation.

How many members do you have?

MAGR was just created in January of 2016 and we are requesting that people to join at http://membership.massgunrights.com and sign-up to be become activists to protect your rights at http://www.massgunrights/signup. The demand for a no-compromise gun rights organization in Massachusetts is high and we expect to grow quickly.

What is your mailing address?

Our mailing address is:
Massachusetts Gun Rights
P.O. 785
Worcester, MA  01613

What is your telephone number?

Massachusetts Gun Rights can be contacted at: 1-774-312-6486.

How do I become a member of the Massachusetts Gun Rights?

Massachusetts Gun Rights has a number of ways for you to become a member. Our basic, one-year membership is $35. To join, you can visit our website at http://membership.massgunrights.com, or send us your membership enrollment via mail to:

Massachusetts Gun Rights
P.O. 785
Worcester, MA  01613

How are you different from GOAL?

Massachusetts Gun Rights and GOAL are both gun rights organizations, but the similarities end there. Unlike GOAL, MAGR believes in absolutely 100% NO COMPROMISE on gun rights issues. For example…

  • In the 2012 GOAL endorsed Carolyn Dykema with an A rating over Marty Lamb who had an A+ rating.
  • In 2014 GOAL was neutral on the newest liberty stealing gun bill to come out of the legislature here in Massachusetts.

Which candidates do you endorse?

Massachusetts Gun Rights is classified as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan organization under the federal tax code. For that reason, MAGR does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for political office. We will survey every candidate for political office at the state and many at the municipal level. If you are curious about a particular candidate, call our office and ask to speak to one of our political consultants about how that candidate answered or didn’t answer our survey.

Who runs MAGR?

Christopher Pinto, President
Lynne Roberts, Vice President
Brad Wyatt, Treasurer
Jim McGrath, Director
Mike Lennox,  Director

Where did you get my name from?

Gun owners have begun flocking to MAGR. Often times, they give their name, mailing address, telephone phone number, and e-mail address. We use that information to contact and alert gun owners from across the state to current legislative battles. It’s not uncommon for one gun rights activist to “sign up” a handful of their gun buddies or people that they know because they believe that they would be interested in what MAGR has to say. We call that a “referral.” This happens quite frequently.

How do I contact my representative on Capitol Hill?

You can call 617-722-2000 and ask for your Representative or Senator, and you will be connected.

What is “Constitutional Carry”?

Constitutional Carry is the simple idea that law-abiding people shouldn’t be forced to get a government permission slip to exercise their right to self-defense. No one should be treated like a criminal simply for wishing to carry a firearm in defense of themselves or their family.

States that have true Constitutional Carry are Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, Kansas, Maine.

MAGR strongly believes that Constitutional Carry is the way our founders intended for citizens to exercise their constitutionally protected right to bear arms. MAGR supports proposed Constitutional Carry legislation in dozens of states.

What if I need legal advice regarding my gun rights?

Massachusetts Gun Rights is not a replacement for competent legal counsel. If your gun rights have been infringed you should always seek legal advice. Our staffers will do their best to direct you towards an attorney and offer guidance if applicable. Your gun rights are our upmost priority and infringements should always be handled by competent legal counsel.