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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:54 AM

 

Local gun dealers say they are hit hard by assault weapons crackdown

Local gun dealers say they are hit hard by assault weapons crackdown


By Brad Avery

Posted Jul. 21, 2016 at 12:52 PM
Updated at 8:17 AM

NATICK - When Greg Malany walked in to work Wednesday, he had no idea the rude awakening that awaited him behind the door of his small Summer Street gun shop.
Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, is a licensed firearms dealer who has been in business in Natick for more than a decade. But on Wednesday he was racing to meet demand when he was flooded with customers after Attorney General Maura Healey announced a crackdown on certain assault weapons.

"There was no warning," Malany said. "It came completely out of left field. Just look at the stampede we had."

Malany said he found out about the ban around the same time his customers did and he was almost immediately swarmed as dozens of people lined up outside the shop to make final purchases before the crackdown went into effect at midnight. Some people were in line for up to five hours, he said.

"We didn't get any kind of notice," he said. "It was decided unbeknownst to anybody. ... As a result, everybody putting off their purchases or who wanted to have one of these firearms had to buy them while they still could. Unfortunately what seems to be lacking in the Attorney General's Office is either common sense or respect for gun dealers and owners."

"It's pretty scary that someone can come in and unilaterally change the rules overnight," Wallace told State House News Service. "The firearm retailers, under the enforcement of the Executive Office of Public Safety, have been operating under a set of rules for 18 years, so to come in and unilaterally say 'We don't agree with this, this is what we say' - of course that's a change. How can that not be a change?"

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160721/local-gun-dealers-say-they-are-hit-hard-by-assault-weapons-crackdown/?Start=1




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Reply Local gun dealers say they are hit hard by assault weapons crackdown (Original post)
beevul Jul 2016 OP
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2016 #1
NaturalHigh Jul 2016 #3
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2016 #4
NashuaDW Jul 2016 #2
DashOneBravo Jul 2016 #7
DonP Jul 2016 #8
DashOneBravo Jul 2016 #9
Eleanors38 Jul 2016 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2016 #6

Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:01 AM

1. The oft-heard obfuscation, "Nobody is talking about suddenly banning guns" is now

revealed to be exactly that -- an oft-heard obfuscation.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:43 AM

3. All of the ban crew's arguments are based on lies or insults.

How many times have we been told that nobody wants to take away guns and then called an ammosexuals or gun nuts?

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 12:12 PM

4. I can't decide which is the bigger insult --

the crass names or the expectation that we would be gullible enough to believe the lies.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:30 AM

2. damaging bluster

Front page news when the Attorney General makes the announcement
The issue becomes a subject for a major NRA fundraising effort
Page three news when the courts slap the new regulations down

Everyone involved will pat themselves on the back for 'at least trying to do something'

Hundreds of licensed gun dealers will suffer financially

All because Maura Healey forgot that she doesn't get to WRITE the laws

Pandering of the highest order

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Response to NashuaDW (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 06:21 AM

7. They don't care

A lot consider anyone in the firearms industry as death merchants.

Even Union members at the Remington plant in New York.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:04 AM

8. They definitely have a "fuck the unions" attitude

 

A few years ago when Illinois was seriously considering an AWB, several manufacturers moved across the river to Iowa and we lost maybe 175 skilled Union machinist jobs, including some high end smaller operations like Les Baer.

When I pointed that out to a gun control fan here, they said; "Fuck those Union members for being in the death business, let 'em find jobs in the toy industry".

So insane gun hatred pretty much over rides any and all other progressive "principles".

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Response to DonP (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:06 AM

9. It seems to override them

That's a pretty good example.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 04:12 PM

5. AG Maura Healey takes over a coveted position in Massachusetts...

 


...Salesperson of the Year.

The AG is either politically tone deaf or uniquely self-serving. The scenario described in the news article is played out EVERY TIME some dunderhead announces a ban. So I go with the latter explanation; I mean, it is what gets her elected, consequences be damned.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 07:26 PM

6. In a big-time pro-control state you need to do something...

...to make a name for yourself so you could maybe run for governor.

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