By BA Staff
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has essentially blamed our country’s violent crime problems on firearms she calls “weapons of war” that Americans have the right to buy and sell here in the United States.
In an op-ed for The Boston Globe, Healey addressed what she called a “loophole” in the Massachusetts assault weapons ban that made it possible for citizens to buy semi-automatic firearms (like the AR-15) despite a ban on specifically-named firearms and features that define an “assault weapon” under Massachusetts law. Healy claimed that gun manufacturers and owners were misinterpreting the term “copy-cat” and were making and selling illegal guns and had been for more than 30 years.
Of course that’s why she felt it necessary to take it upon herself to go around the law… you know, to correct it.
In part, she wrote:
The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans “copies or duplicates” of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon is. They market “state compliant” copycat versions of their assault weapons to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms