BOSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is taking aim at Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey’s enforcement notice clarifying what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon under the state’s assault weapons ban.
The NRA is urging its supporters to call Massachusetts lawmakers to support two bills challenging the Democratic attorney general’s notice sent to gun sellers and manufacturers last July.
One bill would remove the attorney general’s authority to regulate firearms and would repeal the previous regulations. A second bill would eliminate the term “copy” from the statute, eliminating the premise behind Healey’s actions.
Last month, gun rights activists aided by the NRA filed a lawsuit targeting the state’s 1998 assault weapons ban.
Massachusetts has some of the strictest guns laws in the country.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man is facing charges after search warrants uncovered pounds of drugs, thousands of dollars and guns.
The Statesman Journal reports the Salem Police Department says authorities found 17 pounds of methamphetamine, 5 pounds of cocaine, 1/4 pound of heroin, 10,000 oxycodone pills, 40 pounds of marijuana, and more than $40,000 in cash.
Searches also turned up five guns and two sets of body armor.
The man is being held on $1.5 million bail.
He is expected in court March …Read the Rest
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