This past week, the Attorney General of Massachusetts unilaterally decided to ban hundreds of firearms.
In the 1990s, Massachusetts, like many other liberal states, banned a number of firearms by name and based on what cosmetic attachments they had. The state defined an “assault weapon” as any semi-automatic rifle that accepts a detachable magazine and has a number of “features.” Rifles were banned if they had adjustable stocks or pistol grips or threaded barrels.
Well, this past week, the Attorney General made a stunning admission: Removing these so-called evil features is nothing but “small tweaks that do nothing to limit the lethalness of the weapon.”
After admitting that features like a threaded barrel or pistol grip do nothing to make a weapon more lethal, the Attorney General issued an order essentially banning all semi-automatic rifles in the state.
When asked what she was going to do with all those who own previously-legal rifles, the AG responded that she has no immediate plan to confiscate them, obviously leaving the door open…
Congressional Democrats are already using this to propel their policy agenda forward. They are calling for gun bans nationwide.
It is time for them to be stopped in their tracks! “Shall not be infringed” means shall not be infringed!
This might seem like a local, Massachusetts issue, but it is not. This is the left’s end game nationwide.
The Supreme Court doesn’t have the votes to stop this. The death of Justice Scalia – the architect of all recent pro-2nd Amendment rulings – has created an open season on the American gun owner.
Last year, a District Judge ruled a gun ban in Illinois would be legal as long as it made people feel safe, even if there was no data to back it up. “If it has no other effect, Highland Park’s ordinance may increase the public’s sense of safety,” the opinion read.
Now, we have a state that just admitted there is no compelling interest for the government to ban weapons based on their features, but they’re going to do it anyway.
This is happening all across the country. For example, California just passed a law requiring rifles to be modified so the only way to reload them is to disassemble them.
Think about that… Imagine being forced to disassemble your firearm in order to be able to reload it. That is the Democrats’ vision for America.
The courts aren’t going to roll these unconstitutional gun control laws back. There are far too many Clinton and Obama judges on the bench.
And now we have a Presidential Candidate in Hillary Clinton who refuses to answer the simple question, ‘is the right to bear arms a constitutional right?’
Are you willing to leave your constitutional right up for debate like this? I know I’m not… There are tens of millions of semi-automatic firearms that are owned by law-abiding Americans. The AR-15 is quite literally the most popular rifle in the United States.
If this Massachusetts ruling is upheld or allowed to stand, it will set off a string of anti-gun rulings around the country. This could lead to the biggest gun ban in history and possibly even the start to a civil war.
As I said earlier, “shall not be infringed” means shall not be infringed. Period.