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Public Safety Committee Releases Exec. Report on Bills

Discussion in 'G.O.A.L. Massachusetts' started by GOAL, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. GOAL

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    http://www.goal.org/news/Legislative/2008committeereport.htm

    Public Safety Committee Releases Exec. Report on Bills

    On Wednesday, March 19, 2008 the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security released the report of bills from its executive session. This report lists those bills that the Committee recommends for passage into law (Favorable), bills that shouldn't pass (Adverse) and bills that are placed into "Study". Bills placed into a "Study" rarely see the light of day for the remainder of the legislative session.

    The news was mixed but slightly favored a pro-civil rights stance. Every piece of anti-civil rights legislation was placed into study. Unfortunately GOAL's Fair Licensing Bill and our bill to correct the AG's interference in purchasing ammunition were also sent into study.

    On a positive note, some GOAL bills were released favorably. These include (Please our legislative chart for a complete list.):

    S1400 "An Act Relative to Property Rights"

    S1401 "An Act Prohibiting the Confiscation of Lawfully Owned Firearms During a State of Emergency"

    S1359 "An Act Relative to Certain Ammunition"

    H2326 "An Act Relative to Firearm Statistics"

    The Committee also released a bill to remove the licensing laws for pepper spray, H2385 "An Act Relative to Increasing Accessibility to Non-lethal Self Defense Sprays". The bill does include an age restriction for possession and purchase at 18. It also adds some penalties for "offensive use" and restrictions for protection orders. In all it is a bill worth supporting.
     

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    Keep plugging away Jim. Excellent work.
     
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    Nice work Jim.
    Thank You

    Gary
     
  5. Coyote33

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    from page 11 here: http://www.masschiefs.org/documents/April 2008 Newsletter.pdf

     
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    Senate Bill 2481

    http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/185/st02/st02481.htm

    This bill has been batted around for awhile now and has been dumbed down sigificantly from where it started.

    GOAL, NSSF, and the NCL all responded to this months ago and raised concerns about this bill not just driving the cost up, but banning lead ammunition altogether.

    GOAL can add to this, but right now there's nothing in here that would increase the cost of ammunition, but it does begin the "slippery slope" and needs to be watched carefully.

    BTW, don't you just love the fact that the "Chiefs Of Police" are suggesting an exception for "themselves"? I didn't realize it was an US vs. THEM mentality...we're all on the same side here aren't we? The law-abiding citizen and the Police departments should be working together - not against each other.
     
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  7. Coyote33

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    Here is what I posted in this thread: Gun owners protest police action

    here:
     
  8. pdm

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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
     
  9. Coyote33

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    So, what is the status on various bills? Which are still stuck in committee, which are sent "for study" (dead), and which are passed on favorably to other committees? Of these, where does attention need to be focused?
     
  10. ronbok

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    This was detailed in the latest Outdoor Message - being a GOAL member should enable you to look that information up - I assume?
     
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    No i will not make out with you in the middle of class!

    I'm sorry I'm not bilingual. What does that mean? BTW Great Job GOAL. Keep plugging away at our corrupt system.
     
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    "Who watches the watchmen"
     

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