The Attorney General of Massachusetts, Maura Healy, has decided that she can dictate law without recourse to the legislature or the courts. She has decided to unilaterally change the definition of what is and is not an “assault weapon” in the law.
Crimes committed with all rifles are exeedingly rare in Massachusetts. 2014, is the lastest year we have records for in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. In 2014, no murders with rifles of any kind, let alone “assault weapons” were recorded in Massachusetts.
Yes, you read correctly. Zero. Ziltch. Nada. If there had been a single crime committed in Massachusetts with one of the rifles that AG Healy does not like, she would have shouted it to the world. She did not. In 2014, there were 3 murders recorded with hands and feet, and 34 recorded with cutting instruments in the State of Massachusetts.
Before the ineffective Clinton “Assault Weapon” ban expired in 2004, Massachusetts enacted a virtually duplicate law at the state level. There is no indication that the state law was any more effective than the failed Clinton law. The law has been in force in Massachusetts for over 30 years …Read the Rest