BOSTON -- In response to Attorney General Maura Healey's vague and confusing proposal that could threaten Second Amendment protections in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is "raising alarms" about serious problems with the AG's directive. In a letter yesterday, the Baker Administration made clear that Healey's unilateral move "is so unclear that it might inadvertently prohibit many more guns, including pistols, that have long been legal in Massachusetts."
"Attorney General Healey's unilateral and arbitrary move to limit Second Amendment protections in Massachusetts is deeply troubling, given its serious lack of clarity. Governor Baker is right to stand up for responsible gun owners who just want to follow the law and Healey should quickly respond to this request to prevent any further confusion among law-abiding Massachusetts citizens ." - MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes
Gov. Baker Is "Raising Alarms" About AG Healey's Recent Attempt To Unilaterally Ban Certain Firearms
"The Baker administration is raising alarms with Attorney General Maura Healey's newly announced ban on 'copycat' assault weapons, warning that it's created a 'great deal of uncertainty' about pistols and other guns that have long been legal.
Gov. Charlie Baker and his public safety secretary, Daniel Bennett, each sent letters to Healey's office today, formally calling on her to clarify details of the notice she announced last week during a press conference, where she was surrounded by law enforcement officials." (Matt Stout, Gov. Baker raises alarm about new Healey gun ban," Boston Herald, 7/26/16)
Baker Administration Calls For Clarity On Healey's Vague Directive
"Governor Charlie Baker’s administration said Tuesday that Attorney General Maura Healey’s new crackdown on the sale of so-called “copycat” assault weapons is so unclear that it might inadvertently prohibit many more guns, including pistols, that have long been legal in Massachusetts.
[Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts' Jim] Wallace added he is happy Baker is 'getting on the playing field now,' taking issue with the alleged ambiguity in the attorney general’s directive." (Josh Miller, "Baker administration raps Healey’s gun crackdown," Boston Globe, 7/26/16)
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