Theodore's World: Democrat’s Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Approved Storage Depots

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January 20, 2013

Democrat’s Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Approved Storage Depots

Democrat’s Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Approved Storage Depots


Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes at government approved sites.
Natick Patch reported, via Black Listed News:

“This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take to significantly reduce the everyday tragedy of gun violence and deaths,” said Linsky…

…“I have spoken with hundreds of people over the past few weeks in developing this legislation – victims, police officers, criminologists, physicians, and yes – gun owners and sportsmen,” stated Linsky. “There are a lot of good ideas out there. We should all have one goal – reducing gun violence and trying to keep more tragedies from happening.”

Provisions in the bill include:

Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.

Requires proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.

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.

Wild Thing's comment................

What sick people on the left.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 20, 2013 12:55 AM


All this background checks to buy a gun but none to have your finger on American's Nuclear Arsenal.

Posted by: BobF at January 20, 2013 09:16 AM

My home is a gun club.

Anything the left can do to separate us from our guns they will try. Our guns are the only protection we have from tyranny.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at January 20, 2013 12:00 PM

Why hasn't the media or anyone else for that matter, talked about the elephant in the room? In 2012 there were approx. 11,500 deaths by guns in the US. According to FBI records, 2/3, or 66% were GANG or DRUG related...Seems if the powers in charge did something about gangs, that there would be far fewer gun deaths to talk about. You need full body armour to walk around in west or south Chicago!!

Posted by: tango bravo at January 21, 2013 02:31 PM