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New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Authorized Storage Depots

January 18, 2013

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government congressBecause you can never have too many laws, regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots.

“This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides.  There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take to significantly reduce the everyday tragedy of gun violence and deaths,” said Linsky.

“I have spoken with hundreds of people over the past few weeks in developing this legislation – victims, police officers, criminologists, physicians, and yes – gun owners and sportsmen,” stated Linsky. “There are a lot of good ideas out there. We should all have one goal – reducing gun violence and trying to keep more tragedies from happening.”

Provisions in the bill include:

  • Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.
  • Requires proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
  • Requires that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
  • Requires live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course; this is not a current requirement.
  • Requires all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental health records for review to be destroyed after decision.
  • Imposes 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victim’s services.
  •  Brings Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
  • Limits gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month.

Source: Natick Patch

Bills such as this one are being filed by irrationally driven anti-gunners all over the country.

They are targeting every aspect of firearms in an effort to first reduce ownership, and then to ultimately ban it altogether.

They’ll expand the definitions for mental health to include basic forms of stress and normal human mood fluctuations and designate these as mental health conditions that would disqualify you from owning a gun.

They’ll tax gun purchases and ammunition like they’ve done with cigarettes (tripling the cost over a decade) and require huge insurance premiums, making ownership unaffordable for most Americans.

They’ll track the sale and transfer of all firearms through registration, with unjust punishments for anyone engaging in black-market trading.

And, eventually, another crisis – likely one that purports to threaten the very security and stability of the government of the United States – will be used in an attempt institute a complete roundup of the majority of modern firearms.

A full out assault on the Second Amendment is underway.

This article is brought to you courtesy of Mac Slavo.

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  1. January 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Well considering that something has to be done in the awakening craze to own an gun … these presented requirements for legally and responsively owning a fire arm … seems within a doable and reasonable range .. without totally abolishing the privilege of rights to bare arms …
    Thoroughly evaluating a standard issued license to own a gun by local police heads will at the least give a starting point to making sure all necessary gun responsibility and safety requirements are bing satisfied before the guns fall into public arena …
    And since required proof of liability insurance is necessary for even driving on public roads in order to assure some responsibility and coverage in case another has been harmed  … I don’t see it being too overbearing for such an act of responsibility for the possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun …
    And as to not infringe on the privilege to own large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons for those whom feel the need to own such a deadly device designed to injure or kill  … having them stored at gun clubs or target ranges … would both aid in the keeping tabs on the wear-a-bouts of such weapons .. and aid in keeping those deadly weapons in the hands of those who actually own them …   
    And requiring “live shooting safety courses” as part of a safety curriculum … is well within good practice of being a responsible gun owner …..
    And a background mental health record even a mental evaluation requirement of all applicants for gun licenses and “Fire arm Identification Cards” .. has proven to be very necessary ….
    Even the funding for firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victim’s services … by establishing a 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles … seems to be a good ways as to establishe a self sustained cause and effect for the privilege of owning a fire arm …
     Now limiting gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month … will slow down the amount of guns an individual can own … but should also establish a red caution flag, as to investigate the reasons or necessity for multi-gun purchasing …. even a good parent will put a limit to the amount of candy pieces their children can have ….
    And it’s good to know that any such legislation being made a law  … is that power behind the governing judicial system as to protect mainstream from harming mainstream …. knowing a law can balance the safety limits of rights without illuminating the free-will choices of that right …

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