Massachusetts AG Healey Hands Out Fine to Dealer Selling Glocks

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. (Photo: Healey/Facebook)

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is handing out stiff fines to gun shops that don’t follow the state’s broad gun control policies. Attorney General Maura Healey has enacted stiff gun control measures statewide in the name of consumer safety.

The Worcester-based shop, the Gun Parlor, Inc., agreed to change their store policy and pay an immediate $10,000 fine. The shop faces up to $35,000 in fines if they don’t comply with the state’s policy for the next two years. Additionally, the Gun Parlor must pay for the cost of the investigation.

“In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the law,” said Healey in a public announcement. “Today’s agreement requires this Worcester gun dealer to come into compliance with our firearm safety laws and regulations, and do its part to prevent access to unsafe and illegal weapons in our communities.”

“Today’s settlement is one more step in A.G. Healey’s efforts to enhance gun safety and to assure compliance with Massachusetts gun laws and regulations,” said the announcement. “Last year, she led a multi-state effort urging Congress to lift the ban on gun-violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and is working with medical professionals to help develop resources for physicians to aid conversations with their patients about guns in the home.”

See Also: Judge OKs Healey ‘Consumer Safety’ Investigation of Glock

The “consumer safety” regulations require that all newly-made handguns have a loaded safety indicator and magazine disconnect safety. Handguns must have manual safeties or trigger pulls in excess of 10 pounds. Guns must pass safety testing requirements as well and be on a roster of approved firearms. Gun stores in Massachusetts must also provide buyers safety disclosures about guns. These safety disclosures include warning potential buyers that guns with short barrels may be less accurate.

As of 2004, Massachusetts banned the sale of all Glock pistols to consumers due to the design’s lack of a magazine safety disconnect and loaded chamber indicator. Only select personnel such as law enforcement may purchase Glock products.

These restrictions do little to make gun owners safer and the Gun Parlor sees them as a way to hassle gun store owners and limit consumer options.

“This yet [sic] another gun-grabbing scheme is [sic] carefully crafted to put gun stores and FFLs out of business and hurt them and their families through financial duress,” said the Gun Parlor. The shop is asking for help via crowdsourcing to pay their fines.

Healey has been working hard to restrict gun sales and limit gun ownership in Massachusetts. Healey recently expanded the state’s “assault weapons” ban and has filed investigations targeting manufacturers including Glock and Remington.

“Last July, A.G. Healey issued a notice to gun manufacturers and licensed dealers in Massachusetts, warning that her office is stepping up enforcement of the state’s assault weapons ban, including a crackdown on new sales of copycat weapons,” said the office. “Since then, illegal sales of assault weapons have stopped in the state.”

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Paul Bartomioli February 12, 2017, 11:15 am

    Another instance of controlling the meaning of words, you control the debate. WHY are these firearms illegal? The STATE has said they are. Arbitrary requirements, and “public safety” messages are part of the package. Gee, short barreled firearms are less accurate than those with longer barrels, who knew? This is a public safety issue? Also, the obligatory Police/Military exemption must be honored. Why?? IF these firearms are unsafe for the general public, why are they not unsafe for our police? BTW, there are more Negligent Discharges by police with Glocks than the general public, a MUCH larger group without the “benefit” of “professional training.”

  • BUURGA January 17, 2017, 1:17 pm

    Somebody better give Putin’s niece a copy of the United States Constitution – and someone to read it for her. The sooner these left-wing, nut jobs are out of office, the better.

  • Shawn January 16, 2017, 10:01 am

    It’s interesting to note that police (and “select personnel”) are permitted to have dangerous handguns to perform their duties in public.

  • Will Drider January 14, 2017, 3:04 pm

    Bullshit the Law 940 CMR 16.00 says:
    “(2) It shall be an unfair or deceptive practice for a handgun-purveyor to transfer a handgun
    directly to a retail customer located within the Commonwealth without demonstrating how to
    load. unload, and safely store the handgun, and how to engage and disengage all safety devices
    on the handgun. This shall include an explanation of the circumstances for which the safety
    devices are designed to prevent the firing of the handgun. The handgun-purveyor shall also note
    for the retail customer the absence, if any, of the following: a load indicator, a magazine safety.”

    Therefore Glocks could be sold buy a dealer to lawful non LE citizen as long as the buyer is informed. Healy is trying to enforce Amplifying Regulations and not the Law as written.
    disconnect or an internal safety.

  • chris January 14, 2017, 12:24 pm

    Typical Mass Liberal ignorance. I wish they would secede from the US like California proposed. Come to think of it Colorado should too, along with the other Liberal states. They could call it the USSA. Awesome idea!!

  • ArvadaDude January 14, 2017, 12:37 am

    Glock does have a loaded chamber indicator, umm duhhh!!!! True it does not a magazine disconnect, but who would want that? bad guy can hit your magazine release and now you can’t shoot.

  • Steve January 13, 2017, 10:52 pm

    Well, with the new incoming AG of the USA, I would hope he would step in and halt all states illegally infringing upon the rights of all citizens of the USA.

  • FirstStateMark January 13, 2017, 10:48 pm

    That’s funny, all my Glocks have a loaded chamber indicator. They are just too stupid to know where it’s at.

  • Rouge1 January 13, 2017, 12:46 pm

    Why don’t states do the same things with say voting rights? This should show everyone how corrupt our government is and that no rights are written in stone. This woman should be imprisoned for violating a whole states constitutional rights, but not a peep. If a state can infringe upon your second amendment rights they can impose poll taxes they can restrict religious freedoms and no freedoms are safe.

  • Rouge1 January 13, 2017, 12:36 pm

    Getting exactly what they deserve. Submit resistance is futile.

  • Scott M. January 13, 2017, 12:29 pm

    AG healy did not enact these Glock rules, they have been in effect for years (even prior to 2004). Long before the liberal twits that populate Massachusetts elected this sorry excuse for a lawyer etc. Ag Scott Harshbarger started this crap back in the 1990’s.

  • Rick January 13, 2017, 12:23 pm

    What a dumbass state. Didn’t think any were worse than Illinois but guess this one is.

    • Jake January 13, 2017, 1:15 pm

      Illinois is a GREAT state for gun owners who do not live in Cook County, home of $hitcago. Except for a 10 round mag law in Aurora in Kane County, the rest of the state has concealed carry, no mag size restrictions, all the MSR’s you want, and internet ammo sales.
      We even have a chance of legalized suppressors passing this year.
      In Illinois, you are pretty much like the rest of the country in 101 of the 102 counties
      Don’t forget, Winchester makes ammo here, and we are home to Krebs and DSA, Armalite, Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms, Ratworx, and Lewis Machine & Tool.

      • Greg Milligan January 13, 2017, 2:56 pm

        So when are the lemmings in Crook county going to wise up and vote out all of the criminal democrats and get their rights back? As a former Oak Forest/Orland Park resident, this was part of the reason I left the Communist state of Illinois and moved to Indiana.

        • Jake January 13, 2017, 9:00 pm

          I thought Orland Park was in Will County. No matter. There is no hope for those people. You know why. Liberalism is a mental disorder. Kill babies and outlaw guns. Bring in illegals and alien religions. Believe otherwise and you are a deplorable.

      • Tom Horn January 14, 2017, 7:05 pm


        You must live in a different Illinois than me. In Illinois you must have a Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card in order to buy ammo, or even touch a firearm. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the only document you should have to have to own and carry a firearm. Period! The FOID System creates a data base of gun owners that makes confiscation very easy, should the govt. ever decide to go that route. Constitutional Carry is all that should be necessary.

      • ejharb January 18, 2017, 5:01 pm

        Your one acronym answer,FOID

  • Gary January 13, 2017, 11:28 am

    This; “Attorney General Maura Healey has enacted stiff gun control measures statewide …. ” Since when does any attorney general anywhere enact anything! More BS from MA! Mindless twit!

  • gbro January 13, 2017, 10:32 am

    the Glock in fact does have a loaded chamber indicator. When a round is in the chamber, the extractor is moved out from the slide and can be seen or felt easy.

  • Patriot January 13, 2017, 10:27 am

    For whatever reason, some states are screwed up when it comes to common sense. It has been this way for a long time and will probably last much longer. The old saying, “There is no fool like an old fool.” definitely applies to the way of thinking in states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, California, Oregon, Washington, and a few other states that have rediculous gun control laws and feel that deranged Hillary would have been a better president than Trump. Maura Healey is definitely one of these “old fools”. She obviously feels that some day the “rest of us” will eventually correct our thinking and “feel good” about her damn fool gun control efforts in Massachusetts. In the meantime, Massachusetts deserves what it elected and the situation may never get any better.

  • Alan January 13, 2017, 10:20 am

    I’ve always thought that we should hold Politicos to a similar standard, when they attempt to pass B.S. Unconstitutional legislation, they should be fined when it fails.
    It’s in the name of the Public good, right?

    • DaveGinOly January 14, 2017, 1:10 am

      I think that when a law is found unconstitutional, the legislators who proposed it and any who sponsored it should lose their seats immediately, and be prohibited from holding public office in the future. Would this intimidate them? Yes, it’s supposed to. They do not have a right to their seats, and their holding of public office should be prohibited for failure to abide by their oaths (false swearing).

  • David January 13, 2017, 10:15 am

    Gee! They are Dems. Who would have thought.
    Attended collage there. They have a hot line to call if you find something they don’t have a law against.

  • Flep Vandergaard January 13, 2017, 10:14 am


  • Vanns40 January 13, 2017, 10:03 am

    The heat should be put on Glock to stop selling ANY product to any law enforcement agency in Mass. If Glocks are too dangerous for citizens to own then they are too dangerous for everyone to own.

    • Ranger Rick January 13, 2017, 12:13 pm

      Exactly, cut them off, no service either.

  • Chuck January 13, 2017, 9:35 am

    This is total BS.

  • Stan January 13, 2017, 9:18 am

    I live next to MA and these dopes keep putting ALL Dems back in office. They are stupid enough NOT to do away with a tax when given a chance a couple years back (PROP 2 1/2) by popular vote. They voted to KEEP THE TAX!!!! You think the people of MA will do away with gun grabbers? WRONG, and these Dems have been moving to my “free state” and bringing their stupid ideas with them and what was a Republican state has now gone almost 50/50. Unless we build a fence (ha ha) to keep out this stupid crowd, slowly we will become like MA. MA is the East Coast version of CA. If run for office and have a “D” after your name you get elected. Sen. Brown (R) LOST to the fake Indian E. Warren (D) Trump has talked about on many occasions. .

  • Jay S Leonard January 13, 2017, 8:46 am

    Time for Healey and alike to GO!!!!

    • Jay S Leonard January 13, 2017, 8:48 am

      AG should be appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature just like the Attorney General,not voted in….TOO MANY STUPID IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR THAT!!!

  • M lewis January 13, 2017, 8:19 am

    They still haven’t figured out why Trump kicked Hillary ass

  • Ron Stidham January 13, 2017, 8:06 am

    The list of restricted firearms is getting out of control. The shop owner is responsible for the selling of these weapons. Selling a restricted weapon in the state he lives in, come on. Better sharpen up, the AG is making a example starting with you! Start selling those 10 pound trigger guns to her staff, maybe they’ll shoot her.

  • C J January 13, 2017, 8:04 am

    This is what the northeast US has become. People embracing fascism in exchange for the perceived safety, their “betters” have told them they’ll get.

  • Infidel7.62 January 13, 2017, 8:03 am

    The gun companies need to stop doing business in these states. If the firearms are not available to the general public they should not be available to government agencies wither.

    • Rouge1 January 13, 2017, 12:49 pm

      Smith and wesson is there.

  • Steve January 13, 2017, 8:02 am

    This dam state is in the stone age. I’m hesitant to contribute anymore to G.O.A.L. or the NRA because Ma is going backward. I’m moving out of this fascist state run by and inhabited by mostly liberal a-holes. The amendment dies here a while ago. 10 round limit, AR ban, Glock ban. All unconstitutional but fine with too many of the inhabitants.

    • Steve January 13, 2017, 8:05 am

      2nd amendment that is. Unable to edit, but you get the idea.

  • Jim January 13, 2017, 7:39 am

    Why any one remains in this state amazes me ! They can keep their socialist laws & their sanctuary cities. Sooner or later they will figure out their down falls, it may take 50 years because they really are slow learners.

  • Bob January 13, 2017, 7:21 am

    The only way to fight ignorance and (self-serving reelection) posturing is to remove them from office.

  • Art January 13, 2017, 6:42 am

    I believe majority of the people in Massachusetts need to be made wards of the state. It is clear that voting for the politicians they did has provided a Hitleristic society. That means they are incapable of telling right from wrong and that means they are legally incompetent. So take those folks commit them and then the vote goes to the people who are competent to determine right from wrong not just the people who are buying the fake news being reported. Yes, New York Times,FAKE NEWS.

    • dinger89794 January 13, 2017, 9:39 am

      If they agree and/or won’t leave, they are wards of the state.

  • Michael Burbank January 13, 2017, 6:03 am

    Illegal sales stopped. Is the AG office daffy. Go to Springfield any night and put out the word for an fully automatic firearm. Bingo, within the hour they will have one, perhaps from Hartford, CT. When will these politicians learn?

  • Z January 13, 2017, 5:41 am

    She (and her Brothers in Marxism) are perfectly ready to be flushed down the septic basket !

  • Tom Horn January 13, 2017, 4:25 am

    How does a 10 lb trigger pull make a handgun safer? The excessive pressure needed to pull 10 lbs of pressure with the index finger will pull the sights out of alignment in almost any shooter’s hands. Look for more unintentionally shot bystanders.

    The only people who will be safer by the requirement of unwanted safeties on handguns will be criminals, when defenders forget to flip to it fire, as they are assaulted by the criminals.

  • b January 13, 2017, 4:17 am

    This is one of the last bastions of left-wing nonsense. And since when does an attorney general ‘expand’ anything? They enforce existing laws, they don’t create them – well, except Obama’s AG.

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