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Ah, yeah, the "right wing base" in Boston. That's what, a couple guys at an American Legion post playing a game of dominos?Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and that makes us a tempting target for the deadly political influence of the NRA.
For more than a year, the Massachusetts NRA has organized a steady stream of attacks on Attorney General Maura Healey for her work to enforce the assault weapons ban. The NRA has encouraged harassment of Maura and her staff. Last year, they organized a rally in which she was depicted as Adolf Hitler. They've even filed a law suit to try to stop her from doing her job.
The NRA is at work in Massachusetts and we can't back down from this fight.
A few months ago, Gov. Charlie Baker appointed the head of the Massachusetts NRA to a plum state government job. Charlie Baker made this appointment for one reason: to appease his right wing base.
The fight against the NRA isn't just something that is happening in far away states. It's a battle we need to fight right here at home as well. We're going to take the fight to Baker and his NRA allies, but I need your help to match their seemingly endless resources.
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We've given up way too many pieces already. They are never satisfied with what they get and always want more. Here is a good illustration of what compromise gets you with the antis. https://imgur.com/K9Mc6JqSarcasm or not, most gun control laws don't actually prevent any action they just add a consequence and the impression of action. If bump fires are the sacrificial lamb that get us past this shit show I can live with that. I well understand the slippery slope of regulation but I have a real hard time defending this one. Sometimes you have to give up a piece so you don't lose the whole board. These things on the best day are just an amusement and this sure isn't the best day.
[FONT="]Baker said the state has some of the "best gun laws in the country," but added: "There's always room for improvement."Charlie Baker responds (read carefully):
Linsky, Maura, and all the rest are dancing with glee over those dead people because it gives them the perfect opportunity. If this was about bump-fire stocks, why does the bill not stop there?I hope that the poison pill doesn't wind up going the other way - that there's SO much momentum on banning bump stocks that the magazine ban just slides through because no one is willing to try and pick it apart. I'm starting to get concerned for realz.
Banning (previously) approved pre bans will be the shit show of shit shows.I hope that the poison pill doesn't wind up going the other way - that there's SO much momentum on banning bump stocks that the magazine ban just slides through because no one is willing to try and pick it apart. I'm starting to get concerned for realz.
Here's the NRA statement
Yup, again these people are all cowards. Like the AR ban, its double speak. What I mean is, sure she banned AR's on paper yet not sending out the troops to grab...Why? Cause they know DAM WELL no one will volunteer for the job. IE: New York and Connecticut.Banning (previously) approved pre bans will be the shit show of shows.
I'm trying to figure out why the **** I give the NRA thousands of dollars when they seem to be bound and determined to let the politicians turn this country into England #2. They are masters of compromise and they will support the ATF banning these stocks in a knee-jerk reaction. Jesus.Translation "Don't give us the Hot Potato"
They hit a few redirection vectors:
Its up to the ATF to determine (which they have looked at twice)
Devices that make guns full auto should be subject to regulation.
Their options were either defend why bump stocks are great, silence, openly tell feelings police to go pound sand, or redirect. Its pretty clear they picked redirect, which may tarnish their brand in the eyes of members but reduces their profile as enemy from the left. Its also possible that a number of pols called up the NRA and asked for the favor of some maneuvering room on the issue.
Not defending/justifying their stance just giving my read on their intent.
Very tactical statement.
Seems like they want this to come from the ATF rather than going through congress. Probably the less shitty of two shitty options, if outright rejection is off the table.
I would laugh my ass off if the antis got tricked into throwing their weight behind an effort to reconfigure the NFA stuff in a R (nominally) controlled environment. Unlikely but still a delightful image.Maybe they offer this in order to help draft a bill that repeals the Hughes amendment (still subject to all the NFA process insanity) and loosens up rules on suppressors and common sense reciprocity?
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