Massachusetts Bans Sale of Many Modern Sporting Rifles

Declaring that their law bans the sale of any rifle that has interchangeable parts with any other rifle on their 'banned' list, by a stroke of a pen they have made illegal the sale of whole categories of rifles designed to be compliant with their state laws.

It's my understanding that (unlike handguns) you can buy a rifle while traveling in a different state than the one in which you reside, as long as you buy from a licensed gun dealer. (If you're worried about government records, you can then sell that rifle to someone in your own state in trade for another rifle they own -- which they can have purchased out of state from a licensed gun dealer.)

Massachusetts isn't that big of a state. Working around its restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms should be doable for most.


Ymar Sakar said...

Sounds like pre Revolutionary War, instead of pre Civil War 1.

Well, in many cases CW 2 is merely an extension of unresolved issues from CW 1. Washington had the option to exile the 30% or so of Colonists that wanted to side with Britain. Unfortunately, I don't think America can forcibly resettle 30% of even 300 million people.

Projecting logistics and strategic firepower in Iraq and Afghanistan taxed America's treasury (after SS had drained it), blood, and will.

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.-Mich O

At least Americans are no longer in their comfort zones. Even BLM terrorists and Nation of Islam have gotten "better" at assassination and marksmanship, tactical wise. They certainly engaged Americans with guns and blood on their hands. And certainly, Hussein didn't even allow Ebola to be countered using correct methods, especially since he keeps shipping immigrants with strange diseases to American cities, so that they end up infecting healthy American kids and then killing them.

douglas said...

Apparently, That's not so for us oh-so-lucky California residents... Plus all the restrictions on transfers through FFLs and restricted gun types. You out of staters can laugh now, but it's a preview of the Nation if Hillary gets to select the next couple/few Supreme Court Justices.

raven said...

Does the "interchangable part" include screws? Scopes? Magazines? This could go very far.
The ironically humorous part is that firearms are so old fashioned. These laws are reminiscent of the 19th century ones requiring every horseless carriage to have a footman walking in front with a lantern.

Grim said...

That's true.

I'd not be surprised if she came to include magazines, since banning detachable magazines is on the list of desiderata. Not that a detachable magazine was necessary for that cop-killer the other day.