WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts announced Wednesday that it filed new legislation to address the dangers of gun-free zones. The group’s executive director, Jim Wallace, says gun-free zones have become “no-defense” zones, and therefore have become targets for terrorists and murders.
The legislation was filed on the group’s behalf by Rep. John Velis of Westfield.
A gun-free zone is an area in which a law-abiding citizen is not allowed to have a gun in self-defense. Some of these areas include schools, churches, and hospitals, and even military recruiting centers.
This legislative request comes after the recent home-grown terrorist attacks in Tennessee, where 4 marines were killed in a marine-navy facility, where they were not permitted to carry guns in self-defense.
Rep. Velis says that filing this legislation to re-analyze our current gun laws in MA can create better ways to protect the public. Velis told 22News he’s “specifically concerned with the military recruiting offices because terrorist groups … are targeting American service members.”
“I believe in self-defense, and I feel that it should be okay in a lot of those areas,” says Deborah Bell of Chicopee.
Under the legislation, a commission would review the current state policy …read more
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