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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:46 AM

 

Healey triggers gun-buying frenzy

Healey triggers gun-buying frenzy

2,500 assault weapons sold in one day in defiance of AG’s order

A GUN-BUYING FRENZY that resulted in 2,500 assault weapons being purchased Wednesday – one-fourth the total sold all of last year – has forced Attorney General Maura Healey into threatening dealers with criminal penalties and the loss of their licenses for trying to beat her crackdown on the rifles.

According to data from the state Firearms Records Bureau, gun enthusiasts bought 2,549 rifles on Wednesday, the same day Healey announced that her office would rigidly enforce a 1998 law that prohibits the sale of specific semi-automatic guns such as AK-47s and AR-15s, as well as “copies or duplicates of the weapons.” By contrast, 132 of the guns were sold on Tuesday and just 51 on Monday. About 10,000 of the guns were sold in 2015.

The purchases were in defiance of an order issued by Healey that none of the guns could be sold in Massachusetts after Tuesday. Now Healey, whose intent was to get rid of the weapons, finds herself in the awkward position of trying to undo a run on what she has called “weapons of war” after they’ve already been sold.

A group of gun owners gathered at the State House Thursday evening to protest Healey’s action, with another rally planned on Saturday when the Legislature is in session. Many said Healey’s decision was not an enforcement of the law but rather stemmed from her interpretation based on what they say is her anti-gun stance. Most in attendance said they own the types of rifles Healey says are illegal. Even though she said she won’t take action against those who bought them before Wednesday, the protesters said they were concerned she could change her mind and arbitrarily confiscate their weapons in the future.

http://commonwealthmagazine.org/guns/healey-triggers-gun-buying-frenzy/


Raise your hand if you didn't see this coming.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:06 AM

1. "she said she won’t take action against those who bought them before Wednesday"

Her assurances are meaningless as her last decision was completely unilateral and intended to catch people unawares.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:20 AM

2. Makes ya wonder how much S&W and Ruger Stock she has?

 

Fastest way to sell out anything ... tell Americans they can't have it.

Back in the '70's they thought convertibles were going away. Suddenly you couldn't find a new or used rag top to save your soul and prices skyrocketed.

Can they really be that clueless?

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 12:24 PM

3. As I recall, the CA "assault weapons ban" resulted in a quadrupling of rifles in the state.


So no surprise re. Massachusetts. Another case of a Controller shooting him/herself in the face.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 04:34 PM

4. Can anyone guess whats missing from this picture?

 

Take a minute and make a guess.


Now scroll down:

































































































The mass shooting that the anti-gunners always lay the blame for gun sales on.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 04:37 PM

5. So, let us hear again of the need to stop gun "proliferation."

 

I don't think these controllers really give a shit about this cornerstone "cause." Something else is at work, and it is most likely a culture war with a one-track mind of its own, wandering the landscape like zombies. No wonder they search for somone else's brains, having none of their own.

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