Sunday, January 20, 2013

Massachusetts lawmaker wants privately owned guns locked up at approved central storage locations

A Massachusetts lawmaker has introduced legislation to bring a crackdown on gun and ammo availability in Massachusetts.

Natick Patch spells out what's in State Rep. David Linsky's bill:
·         Requires that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
·         Requires live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course; this is not a current requirement.
·         Requires all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental health records for review to be destroyed after decision.
·         Imposes 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victim’s services.
·         Brings Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
·         Limits gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month. 

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