State Attorney General Puts End to Sale of Black Rifles in Massachusetts

A.G. Healey at a news conference on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Attorney General Maura Healey at a news conference on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey is putting her foot down with respect to modern sporting rifles.  The 45-year-old Harvard graduate has decided to ban the sale of all state-compliant black rifles in an effort to, as she put it, “address the proliferation of guns, particularly assault weapons.”

“The gun industry has found a way to exploit our laws, a loophole of potentially horrific proportions,” said Healey in an open letter published this week.  “And it’s time we act.”

“On Wednesday, we are sending a directive to all gun manufacturers and dealers that makes clear that the sale of these copycat assault weapons is illegal in Massachusetts,” she continued.

“With this directive, we will ensure we get the full protection intended when lawmakers enacted our assault weapons ban, not the watered-down version of those protections offered by gun manufacturers,” said Healey.

The test to determine if one’s firearm fits the new state definition of “assault weapon” is as follows:


A weapon is a Copy or Duplicate and is therefore a prohibited Assault weapon if it meets one or both of the following tests and is 1) a semiautomatic rifle or handgun that was manufactured or subsequently configured with an ability to accept a detachable magazine, or 2) a semiautomatic shotgun.

  1. Similarity Test: A weapon is a Copy or Duplicate if its internal functional components are substantially similar in construction and configuration to those of an Enumerated Weapon. Under this test, a weapon is a Copy or Duplicate, for example, if the operating system and firing mechanism of the weapon are based on or otherwise substantially similar to one of the Enumerated Weapons.
  2. Interchangeability Test: A weapon is a Copy or Duplicate if it has a receiver that is the same as or interchangeable with the receiver of an Enumerated Weapon. A receiver will be treated as the same as or interchangeable with the receiver on an Enumerated Weapon if it includes or accepts two or more operating components that are the same as or interchangeable with those of an Enumerated Weapon. Such operating components may include, but are not limited to: 1) the trigger assembly; 2) the bolt carrier or bolt carrier group; 3) the charging handle; 4) the extractor or extractor assembly; or 5) the magazine port.

If a weapon meets one of the above tests, it is a Copy or Duplicate (and therefore a prohibited Assault weapon), even if it is marketed as “state compliant” or “Massachusetts compliant.”  

One of the charts used by A.G. Healey to make her point.

One of the charts used by A.G. Healey to make her point. (Photo: A.G. Healey)

For more details on the ban and the list of enumerated weapons (Colt AR-15, AKs, Steyr AUG, etc.) click here.

The expanded ban takes effect immediately, i.e. July 20, 2016, which means moving forward the sale of “assault weapons” will be prohibited.  There is an exemption for gun shop dealers (FFLs), who may sell these firearms if they can (a) prove via written evidence they received them before the aforementioned date and (b) they sell them to a person or business out-of-state where the firearms are lawful to possess.

Another exemption exists for individuals who lawfully purchased their “assault weapon” prior to July 20, 2016.  It appears they will be able to maintain possession of their firearm and to sell it as well (see Q&A below):

Q: What if I already own a gun that is a copy or duplicate?

  • If a weapon is a copy or duplicate of one of the models enumerated in the law, it is an Assault weapon. But, as a matter of her discretion as a prosecutor, the Attorney General will not enforce the assault weapons ban against those who possess or transfer a copy or duplicate of a listed Assault weapon, if the weapon was obtained prior to July 20, 2016, when she issued the guidance.
  • The AGO also will not enforce the law against a gun dealer that possesses or transfers a “copy or duplicate” weapon that was obtained prior to July 20, 2016, provided that transfers, if any, are made to persons or businesses in states where ownership of the weapon is legal.

In the letter, Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.”

She concluded by saying, “In the face of utter inaction by Congress, states have a duty to enact and enforce laws that protect people from gun violence. If Washington won’t use its power to get these guns off our streets, we will. Not only do we have the legal authority to do so, we have a moral obligation to do so.”

GunsAmerica reached out to Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, to get his thoughts on this latest development in The Bay State.

“This is an abuse of power by the Massachusetts Attorney General,” Gottlieb said in an email.  “It is no different than President Obama’s illegal anti-gun executive orders. If these firearms were legal yesterday they are legal today.”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 358 comments… add one }
  • David Collis October 19, 2018, 4:21 pm


  • Len Ziegler February 24, 2018, 4:04 pm

    Funny, I thought the Attorney General was supposed to ENFORCE the law, NOT WRITE IT. That is supposed to be the purview of the legislature.

    id I miss something. In Massachusetts is the AG now allowed to legislate and write the laws of the STATE?????

  • Carl November 13, 2017, 2:05 pm

    The way to stop this crap is for all of us 2A rights supporters to push for legislation that will require all politicians that vote to curtail the rights of law abiding citizens to loose the right to hire, or be provided with armed security. Every one of these politicians, especially the two nut jobs from California have an army of armed men to protect them 24 /7; It appears that they will not be satisfied until the only thing we have to defend ourselves with is a butter knife.

  • Barry Bibb November 10, 2017, 11:22 am

    In the letter, Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.””………………. AND YET IT WAS A MAN (good guy.with a gun) WITH AN AR THAT MANAGED TO STOP THE CARNAGE IN THE SUTHERLAND SPRINGS SHOOTING.
    You lefties with an ill advised agenda, and a general lack of knowledge about firearms, are a genuine danger to this country!!!

  • Mort Leith August 28, 2016, 9:21 am

    Yet ANOTHER clueless liberal that is ign0rant and naive enough to think that Criminals who already ignore laws against Rape, Murder, etc,,
    will magically obey ANY of their gun laws…
    Gun laws ONLY rob honest law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their families…

    • Daniel Haneline October 14, 2017, 4:32 pm


  • Ron Davis July 28, 2016, 11:47 pm

    Here is another of the plethora of examples of the ignorance of many of the anti-gunners.

    The mere fact that a firearm is a black, 5.56/.223 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine, does not make it the dreaded ‘assault’ weapon. The wimpy cartridge itself is not much compared to the powerhouse ammunition used by our military prior to it’s acceptance in the late ’50’s. Today you can get this ‘black assault weapon’ in lots of colors, including pink.

    The thinking that banning any type of gun is going to do anything other than give the criminals more reason to belive that their intended victim(s) is less likely to be armed, is assinine. And there-in lies the ignorance of those who believe that anyone will be safer if he/she can’t purchase their weapon of choice for self defense. The criminal will always be able to get his hands on any type of firearm still available, even if he has to go out of state to get it. The adage that “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them” , still rings true.

    If you don’t have a defense gun, get one. If your state doesn’t allow you to carry it, address that concern with your state representatives, or seriously consider moving to a state that recognizes the importance and the truth of our country’s ‘Second Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States Of America’, the land of the free and the home of the brave! Be brave! Protect yourself, your loved ones any other innocents under attack.

  • Mark July 25, 2016, 7:38 pm

    Wow it took 10mins to just scroll to the bottom of all the pissed of Americans,never seen so many supporters of wanting to hang one person…
    Pretty much shows that you can’t trust anyone once in office maybe someone will stab her and she will wish she had something long and black lol

  • cappy102 July 25, 2016, 7:13 pm

    In the letter, Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.”

    In other words, only the military or law enforcement should have weapons “…used to commit mass murder.”

  • Kalashnikov Dude July 25, 2016, 10:06 am

    I told you people this was gonna happen. And it isn’t over by a long shot. Every bit the same as illegal aliens being emboldened by Obama’s lawlessness, so are city and state official emboldened by this AG’s lawlessness. Voting doesn’t seem to provide any recourse. Nor does our judicial system. The executive branch is as mentioned above, a friend to this kind of lawlessness. It’s time to stop playing games and send a message to the perpetrators of this tyranny that this will not be tolerated. An AG cannot run a state this way. She’s not going to enforce her prerogative to prosecute someone for breaking her illegal laws, if they meet certain requirements that she pulled out of her ass? Not acceptable. This goes way beyond Massachusetts borders. This is an affront to the highest law of the land! It’s an affront to all law abiding gun owners in this nation. It’s an affront to every American citizen regardless of whether they exercise their 2nd Amendment rights or not. It’s time to take it back, for our children and theirs. It’s all of our duty as Americans.

  • Doug Partch July 24, 2016, 11:03 pm

    Just how spudit are these idiots getting. Really… She needs to be locked up with Hillary

  • Cam A July 24, 2016, 12:23 pm

    count Stephen whoever needs to take their bitching somewhere else and let the intellegent people have a serious conversation .Someone said we could not do anything about losing our rights, Get Out and Vote.”

  • Cam A July 24, 2016, 9:16 am

    I hate to say this I wanted a new SnW 45 Shield bad, but long as they are made in Mass I will not send my money to a state that keeps on stepping on my rights that were given to me 200 years ago. Come on people if we don’t start doing everything we can real soon we’re going to live in a country ran by guns that only criminals will have if we don’t act now it will not be far down the road.I’m getting old but I don’t want anyone to have to live in constant fear and sorry to say it but that’s what’s next.

  • Dale Francis July 24, 2016, 8:45 am

    Lady you don’t know a assault rifle from a BB gun.You just put yourself on the end of the unemployment line.Man has been killing each other for thousands of years.It don’t matter how many guns ,knifes,etc. you take away people will continue to kill each other.I really fill sorry for the stupid leadership you have .They are just catering to Obama and his stupid leadership.

  • Elmo C Sherman July 23, 2016, 8:36 pm

    Well, the moment you said she was a Harvard Grad, that was enough. Just look at the people who are behind this, and the Chief of Police should resign. These Liberals disgust me. We need Donald J. Trump to rid this country of these parasites.

  • JDS July 23, 2016, 5:52 pm

    Lots of MA residents visit FL every year. We can and do sell long guns to out of state residents.Takr one home if you visit.

    • Texan July 23, 2016, 8:39 pm

      I think Massachusetts residents are called “Mass-holes” as proven by the Mass-hole Attorney General.

  • Chris Valerio July 23, 2016, 4:39 pm

    When will our misguided rulers ever learn? Yes we have some serious problems, but the solution is not punishing law abiding citizens! Heck all guns should be legal! Why DRUNKS KILL FAR MORE PEOPLE WITH THEIR CARS THAN GUNS DO! SO LETS MAKE CARS ILLEGAL TOO??? They just don’t get it! Let me help the Attorney General in Massachusetts and all the other Gun Grabbers… I blame Liberals and Democrats for most of the problems our society faces today. It all started when you screwed up basic education with your stupid let the kids work at their own pace and express themselves agenda! I can remember one such science class in High School where I was told to follow the course on my own and at whatever pace I chose, with no teacher around ever! How stupid is that? Even more stupid was in collage studying business, I was required to take a pottery class! I could go on for hours, but basically our educational system has failed! You Liberals steered us away from the BASICS! You took away the foundations of a good education and let the kids express themselves! No wonder we have so many crazies today! That’s what you Liberals created… a society with practically no standards! Today I understand that schoolbooks have been altered to force your perverted agenda on our kids! Heck, that’s exactly what Hitler did in Germany. Brainwashed kids into Youth Nazis! You Liberals created this mess and now want to take my guns- Hell No! When I was a kid we played Cowboys and Indians. We also played 007 and shot each other in play. We had toy guns and plastic knives. But even at 5 years old I knew it was just a game and that real killing was wrong! That was in 1965 and I barely caught the tail end of quality education! Today kids do not understand right from wrong. I know because I employed them in my coffee shop and have to basically educate them as though I were their parent or teacher. I have to fix what you Liberals screwed up! They have zero work ethic and simply do not understand the concept of earning. They all just want free stuff. If they miss several days work because they frolic at the lake, they actually ask why their paycheck is less! Wow is that stupid or what? Stupid kids, stupid parents, stupid teachers and stupid leaders! Heck, the majority of my staff do not even know the name of our current Vice President! This is exactly what you Liberals want, because then you can manipulate and control the population for your gain and putrid agenda! Poor education is just the start and I could write a book! Were I KING, I would require education be returned to the basics and required of all our kids! Kids need to be told what to do and what’s right and good. They need to be punished for doing wrong, the base and foundation to responsible adulthood. I would require all teachers to pass exams and understand they’re to follow curriculum and not spew their sick agenda or be terminated! Then I would pay those qualified teachers double salary, because they are so important and pretty much shape our society. Next on my list are “Standards” and at the end of my list are our crooked self-promoting leaders. They are the ones profiting from a stupid America! We do need a PURGE!

    • Steve July 25, 2016, 3:40 pm

      Excellent comment. I remember reading reading a quote not too long ago regarding why China would never invade America. The response: Because behind every blade of grass their is a citizen with a gun. I do not normally make posts in regards to discussion forums, but this is an exception. The system is broken…..I am afraid voting now is to some degree a waste of time due to the inherent system corruption affecting newly elected politicians that is gamed and will not allow “change.” I firmly believe in our Constitution AND Bill of Rights. I also fought (volunteered) in Vietnam AND Desert Storm 1. I believe my service gives me, and you, freedom of choice regarding voting. I, myself, cannot in good conscious vote. Situations like this in Mass are WAY outside the scope of the 2nd Amendment. I am saddened with the direction our country is going and with politicians in authority interpreting the Constitution to fit their own beliefs or gaming/gaining public sentiment. I believe in Thomas Jefferson s quote: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”

      Again, this is just a discussion. I don’t plan on overthrowing the Government anytime soon….these are just my personal thoughts stating my own opinion. Everyone has a right to have their own opinion as well.

  • Scott July 23, 2016, 2:54 pm

    I believe that everyone that is involved in weakening our nation from a foreign attack on our citizens should be tried for treason in aiding the enemy. The use of political power to exercise laws against the state, that drastically weakens a nation are embedded enemies of the state. That includes the mass political reduction in fire power, in implementation of restrictions to 80,000,000 – 90,000,000 group of citizens gun owners that represent a major fighting force against any foreign nation attempting to invade within our shores. These people represent both a first and last resort of strength in an attempted invasion.
    These gun laws put the winning cards in the hands of other nations hostile to America.

    It is unfortunate that we lose citizens in acts of terrorism. But these laws are aimed at the wrong group of people. They are aimed at the defenders of our nation, not the attackers. The attackers will always have the weapons they need.

    • Bernie July 23, 2016, 6:07 pm

      I think Scott is right and they should be tried for treason and loose their citizenship of be put in prison or maybe both.

  • CHARLIE AYCOCK July 23, 2016, 1:38 pm


    • Dennis M July 24, 2016, 12:12 am

      No, that was semi-auto shotguns.
      Their definition of any semi-auto weapon as an assault weapon because it looks the same as an assault weapon is ludicrous. Maybe we ought to paint the ends of our semi-autos lemon yellow so as not to be mistaken as a full auto like was done with airsoft guns being painted orange so they wouldn’t be mistaken for a real gun when the government comes banging on our doors..
      Maybe we just need a law passed that spells out that an assault weapon fires full auto, period. I don’t think Hillary would get it even then.
      Side comment: if we can’t trust Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State to be responsible with classified information how on earth can we trust her as President?

      • Jerry G. July 24, 2016, 2:58 pm

        Painting air soft guns with blaze orange paint doesn’t work. My nephew is a Detroit cop and suddenly realized that the bad guys are painting the tips orange on REAL GUNS.

  • John July 23, 2016, 11:26 am

    ” I’m moving out of state ” Bullshit stay and fight the good fight why make room for another lib. You going to leave your job and be pushed out of your homes because someone doesn’t agree with your way of life. In my State of California I try to educate every person I come in contact with about my passion and love for hunting and Shooting. They all listen and are very interested. We’re outnumbered in these states. So don’t make the problem worse. Where are you going to go when this shit becomes Nationwide?

  • Frank Young July 23, 2016, 10:38 am

    I don’t get it. I am a dead shot with my 30-30 Winchester lever action. This weapon has been around for close to 150 years. When are the powers that be name this carbine as a weapon of mass distruction?

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:41 pm

      I don’t get YOU. Now you’re complaining about gun bans that DON’T exist. What is that – your idea of creativity?

    • Dennis M July 24, 2016, 12:29 am

      Don’t give them any ideas! They would have to ban trucks as they are weapons of mass destruction.

  • HARVEY LaFever July 23, 2016, 9:47 am

    It’s getting close boys and girls. Real close.

  • BrainSrgn July 23, 2016, 3:11 am

    Mass murders are committed by the mentally ill or more recently terrorists.

    The mental health care system is very broken nationwide. Why don’t we solve this problem rather than punish law-abiding citizens?

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 8:00 pm

      Unbelievable! An intelligent comment on this comic strip! Kudos, sir.

    • Dennis M July 24, 2016, 12:19 am

      The Baton Rouge and Dallas shootings were committed by ex-military. President Truman said “The buck stops here”. Why are we not holding Obama responsible for the failings of the VA lack-of-health-care-system both physically and emotionally for our veterans?

  • Shawn McManus July 23, 2016, 2:14 am

    So they are not weapons of self-defense but of mass murder, according to her. Yet, several local and state agencies in Massachusetts use them. Is she saying that police need them for mass murder, that the police are mass murderers, or both?

    • Nick Atkinson July 23, 2016, 8:44 am

      Well said! This is another example of the authorities making sure there is no resistance to their authority and control.
      Once again though, this will roll over us and we won’t do or say anything. AR15s, AK47s, and all of the other similar rifles are not used in the crime that has given gun ownership a bad reputation. Watch out America because this is how we will be disarmed; one piece at a time.

      • JD Spencer July 23, 2016, 9:50 am

        As far as I can tell the AG in Massachusetts is an elected position……so sounds like the dumbass voters got what they asked for or deserved.

        • Den July 23, 2016, 1:28 pm

          Appointed Sir, not elected. I live here.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:42 pm

      Neither, moron. Or didn’t you know that on-duty police officers are exempt from civilian firearm restrictions?

      • cappy102 July 25, 2016, 7:16 pm

        Does calling people names make you feel better?

  • Rich July 23, 2016, 1:35 am

    SHE’S 45?! She looks 65– must be that great health care they get in MA!!

  • Nic January July 23, 2016, 1:25 am

    It is arrogant, self-righteous, plebian-brained, authoritarian legal minds like this AG who give all lawyers a bad name while at the same time lending renewed fervor to one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines: “First, shoot all the lawyers!” How is it possible for anyone who went to Law School and presumably read the U.S Constitution to be so misguided as to assume State’s Rights (government) trump everyone’s Natural Human Rights (individual) to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, when an integral part of those rights is the Natural Right to DEFEND one’s LIFE and LIBERTY by any means possible … especially against the type of mindless government over-reach she, the AG herself, is exhibiting? This lady is a squirrel in search of a tree and is off her nut.

    Even IF her description of an “assault weapon” was correct (which it is NOT), her statement that the guns described are NOT DEFENSIVE WEAPONS is sheer lunacy. THE SAME GUN CAN BE USED DEFENSIVELY TO END AN ASSAULT BY ANYONE WHO IS USING THE GUN OFFENSIVELY IN VIOLATION OF AN INNOCENT INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO LIVE HIS/HER LIFE.

    What is truly scary is the number of people who will nod in agreement with her and be led like sheep to the s;laughter, selling their birthright of freedom for a false promise of safety.

  • JGK July 22, 2016, 10:56 pm

    Another state has banned sale/purchase of certain weapons. Sell or purchase and you’re in violation. Go directly to jail. End of story. Comply or go to prison. The liberal left is getting its way one state at a time. Check what Governor Moonbeam in California has recently signed into law and now what the governor of Hawaii has signed (owner and firearm registration to a government database so as to allow state confiscation if you are arrested in any state in the union).

    The end of private ownership of firearms under 2A has begun and it appears there’s nothing we can do about it. Sad. What constitutional right is next to fall?

  • Garry Sutton July 22, 2016, 10:29 pm

    Another educated idiot.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:44 pm

      Oh, yeah, God knows how you people despise education. You’re an inbred cretinous dog.

  • Dave July 22, 2016, 9:31 pm

    What a knucklehead. A few pieces of camo tape and your free to fire.

  • GARY E. July 22, 2016, 7:56 pm


    • Ernest Lawson, Jr. July 22, 2016, 10:43 pm

      Massachusetts is very much like California. Just different Coast!

      And think about it:

      “Why would you want to Ban the very Rifle from Law Abiding Citizens you hope the Cops will Bring to SAVE YOU??!!”

      Mass AG is an Idiot!

      And never argue with Idiots! They’ll just drag you down to their Level and then Beat You with Experience!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:45 pm

      Astonishingly illiterate – even for this haven of ignorance

  • John T. Vivanco July 22, 2016, 7:46 pm

    So, let me get this straight. One person…appointed… NOT elected…appointed by the governor has the power to ban the sale of a certain type of rifle? This person has the power to override the state legislature and decide on her own to ban this particular rifle on a whim? Did I get that right?

    • Rick B. July 22, 2016, 9:02 pm

      Yeah. What you said. I know MA is a little pinko, but how do you override the Legislature? Taking some lessons from Washington D.C. (also a rosy zip code), I guess.

    • mike July 22, 2016, 10:12 pm

      That’s the exact same question I asked myself. Thought the legislation made the laws and the attorney general prosecuted the violators of such laws.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:46 pm

        Guess you’ll never figure it out, will you, twinkie?

        • Chuck Sundermeier July 24, 2016, 12:55 am


    • Nick Atkinson July 23, 2016, 8:49 am

      I think I smell a future Presidential candidate! Don’t you? Isn’t this how a name is brought into the public view? She also seems to have learned how to behave from her mentor Barack Obama.

      • Evan Walburgh July 23, 2016, 1:05 pm

        You said a mouthful. I took one look AG Healey and thought to myself, “It’s a young Hillary Rodham. We’ll likely see her in the running in 2020. Her platform…”Just say ‘NO’ to guns for citizens!!” And how is it she is able to circumvent the legislature? I am more alarmed by her and her actions than I am by unsound individuals who manage to get their hands on coptcat black rifles!

    • JD Spencer July 23, 2016, 9:55 am

      The AG in every state is elected……sounds like dumbass voters in Massachusetts got what they asked for or deserved for being uneducated on how government works.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:55 pm

        The Massachusetts public educational system is #5 in the entire United States. Home to Harvard University and M.I.T., Massachusetts has a top-notch public and private educational system by any standard in the entire world. So when it comes to “Dumbass,” and “uneducated” – it seems to be you, moron, who fits that definition, not the voters of one of the best educated states in the country. So please STFU.

        • Marvin July 23, 2016, 7:37 pm

          Liberals confuse government and plant league education with common sense. All of the time.

        • JMichael July 23, 2016, 8:32 pm

          Count your IQ Stephen Von Semenswallow. What comes after the First Amendment? Your correct if you said the Second Amendment! With your IQ you should understand “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” and it’s meaning. Do they not teach that in Massachusetts? Another educated idiot or a dumbass?

          • cappy102 July 25, 2016, 7:19 pm

            Hear, hear!

        • Chuck Sundermeier July 24, 2016, 12:57 am

          You stfu!!!

      • Den July 23, 2016, 1:30 pm

        Come on JD, ours is appointed. Who is the dumb ass?

  • gary July 22, 2016, 7:46 pm


    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:57 pm

      We all know you’re a stupid, beer-swilling throwback. You don’t have to shout to make that plain.

      • Texan July 23, 2016, 8:48 pm

        You, sir, are a typical arrogant Mass-hole!

  • Robert Brown July 22, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Cops live will hold less and less value as they team up with tyrants to deny our most fundamental of rights.



    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 12:58 pm

      You are so mentally deformed you should not be loose on the streets. Your mother must cry every day for giving you birth.

      • Allen July 27, 2016, 5:12 pm

        Congratulations! You qualify for post-birth abortion.

  • Michael J. July 22, 2016, 7:19 pm

    It is sad and refreshing to know that all of the stupid people who allow more stupid people to make laws such as this, aren’t all from california.
    At a stroke of a pen they are manufacturing lawful citizens into criminals. California has no grandfathering of any gun related laws. We have no one to blame but ourselves.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:00 pm

      Yeah, everybody is stupid and sad but you, right Mikey?

      Seek help.

  • John Chinn July 22, 2016, 7:09 pm

    In the letter, Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.” Sooooo is that what our soldiers are doing when they are sent of to war ( “commit mass murder,” )? Or are they defending the values we hold so dear, like the preservation of our freedom. I know, I know there’s a lot of special interest corrupt use of our service men & women; but she just hit herself with a catch 22 using her opinion/definition. HA Gotcha bitch!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:04 pm

      No you don’t, pinhead – not by a long shot. The statements you quoted, are out of context and referred ONLY to assault weapons in the hands of American civilians on the streets of America, and you know it. Nice try at deception and dishonesty – but if that’s the credo by which you live your pathetic life, you really should get better at it. What an idiot you are.

      • Chuck Sundermeier July 24, 2016, 12:59 am

        This guy is a real Winner!!

  • Howard2374 July 22, 2016, 7:07 pm

    Does this mean that my grandfathered Browning A-4 and my 15+ year old Remington 1100 are banned?

  • Howard2374 July 22, 2016, 7:03 pm

    Does this mean that my grandfathered Browning A-4 and my 15+ year old Remington 1100 are banned?

  • frank July 22, 2016, 6:28 pm

    I’m glad I left Massachusetts …..this is the dumb actions that they say will solve all……it is a semi auto rifle no matter what it looks like…..stupid stupid person…..I thought her job was to enforce the laws they already have not make new ones.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:05 pm

      You thought wrong! As usual.

      • Willie-O October 2, 2018, 10:48 am

        Look Stephanie von Shitforbrains – every comment you’ve posted has been rather juvenile, extremely antagonistic and quite indicative of your own limited intellect. So many of your posted comments have been factually incorrect that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing all of them out – as a general rule your kind is totally resistant to common sense, logic and even fact. This likely stems from the programming or outright brainwashing, otherwise known as “higher education”, that you received at one of the esteemed cesspools of liberal propaganda in the state of mASS. Some of us, while proud of our college degrees, understand that they are in and of themselves, quite insignificant. Common sense is much more valuable, can’t be taught or learned and is in very short supply, which is proven each time your kind makes a comment about virtually anything. Many of us look forward to the day that the lines are drawn, sides are chosen and we clean this mess up.

  • Pete in Arizona July 22, 2016, 6:27 pm

    I used to live in the communist state of Massachusetts. I was fortunate to be able to settle in the southwest where just about everything is legal and we are free. I am sorry for the folks stuck there. My suggestion is to try to change things from within and if that doesn’t work then move to New Hampshire or some other gun friendly state.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:06 pm

      Yeah – run….RUN, you sphincters.

  • Arthur July 22, 2016, 6:22 pm

    This is of course a ban on firearms, in violation of the Second Amendment. “Tall Deval” (Eg Gov. Baker) should fire her now!

  • cisco kid July 22, 2016, 6:18 pm

    The Corrupt Courts this last month declared concealed carry is not a right and the Supreme Court declared the banned weapons after Sandy Hook were legal to ban and this is all Massachusetts needed even though what they did was illegal the law will be challenged but the Supreme Court will uphold it too as the rule of law means little to the Supreme Court.

  • Ken July 22, 2016, 5:26 pm

    States need to reconsider the function of attorneys general and how best to defend the constitutionality of state laws.

  • Just1Spark July 22, 2016, 5:18 pm

    So Blue Line enthusiasts. Will your ‘brothers in blue’ enforce this directive? Or will they refuse?

    lol We already know. They will enforce it.

    • Robert Brown July 22, 2016, 7:42 pm


      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:08 pm

        Oh yeah? Who’s going to make them perish, O deranged one? You? Will you get help from your fellow mental patients? Are you making plans?

  • Randall Slack July 22, 2016, 4:50 pm

    I have to ask all you gun owners in MA. Please look into your laws and see if it Constitutional that the AG who is NOT an elected official just pass a law without hearings and with no bill being written.
    This is tyranny at its finest. I would not comply with this Un-Constitutional law.
    It is up to your local and state reps to introduce bills, hold hearing on them and the governor to sign them into law.
    You must call you state reps and demand that there be hearings on this!!

    • Ken July 22, 2016, 5:28 pm

      Yes, this is a must!!!

    • Oldtiger36 July 22, 2016, 5:31 pm

      Ah yes! MA the Kal-E-Fornya of the East! DA pol who has NO IDEA what she is talking about! Mag capacity, pistol grip, flash supressor, shorter barrel, SEM-AUTOMATIC, BLACK (for God’s sake). A TRUE ASSAULT WEAPON. I wonder if she has a CLUE what a CLASS III BATF or assault weapon REALLY is OR does???????? VERY DOUBTFUL! The definition of IDIOT? MA attorney general. For the most part, GIRLS (and I use the term LOOSELY) should just leave the issue of weapons ALONE.

    • Kenneth Miller July 22, 2016, 5:31 pm

      I agree with you 100% I will never give up my guns and its not up to her to tell me what type of guns I’m aloud to have and own! Tell all of them to turn in there weapons and see what they think about it! They can kiss were the sun doesn’t shine!!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:12 pm

      WOW, are you are jerk! The Massachusetts Attorney General is an elected, constitutionally defined executive officer of the Massachusetts Government. The officeholder is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And YOU are the biggest idiot in a swamp of idiots.

    • Evan Walburgh July 23, 2016, 1:12 pm


  • TonyM July 22, 2016, 4:37 pm

    The birth place of the American Revolution and the whole drive for independence from England was Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s ride, Lexington and Concord were all in Massachusetts. I’m sure our founding fathers are in complete dismay to see what has happened to the cradle of American Independence. It may be time for Massachusetts patriots to defy there oppressors once again.
    I wonder what higher office her highness, the imperial AG has her eye on? Trampling on the rights of ordinary Americans, especially the 2nd amendment is a very popular way for liberal, quasi-communist politicians to position themselves for higher office. It’s a very sick system that’s developed. Look what’s happening in California?
    Can’t wait for November!

    • Nic January July 23, 2016, 1:32 am

      Well said. In response to your speculation about her higher aspirations, this may be a setup in anticipation of a Hillary Clinton presidency and her appointment of another pea-brained liberal Justice to the Supreme Court. The AG is just doing the biding of the LEFT.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:13 pm

      Neither can we, Obersturmbannfuhrer.

  • Robert July 22, 2016, 4:35 pm

    So, the “State Attorney General” can be “putting her foot down” by sending a “directive” AKA “guidance”?

    Why hasn’t the laughter silenced this?
    The article is written and replied to like its a law……..

    compliant is compliant and loopholes are loopholes

    whats changed except this ridiculous “guidance”

    • Methadras July 22, 2016, 5:39 pm

      Because laughter doesn’t silence Radical Marxist Progressive Collectivists like the Mass AG. Only a removal from office through sheer protest inertia will. She isn’t elected, so you will have to go through the Governor to have her removed by threatening him/her. Outside of forced removal, this is all you have and since Massachusetts has become a safe space sanctuary city for leftists, then this is what you get.

      • Robert July 23, 2016, 9:15 am

        If not elected then she must be a public official whom presumably sworn an oath to “bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and [to] support the constitution thereof.”

        If MA has a Militia I believe they have some work to do, hitting the books.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:15 pm

        She IS elected, stupid dirtbag. She’s the highest law enforcement officer in the commonwealth. God are you dumb!

  • Mike July 22, 2016, 4:06 pm

    HA HA The Ruger Mini 14 isnt on that list…Guess i’ll be buying one of those instead.. I call for a US travel ban on the state of Massachusetts.. You’ll get no more tourists, no more money, businesses will close down, do not do any online business with Mass, do not give them a way to collect state taxes. Crime will run even more rampent becuase we all know criminals do not obey laws. I call for all gun makers from Mass to pack up and leave at once if you want to save your gun business.
    Doesnt make sence to me when the POTUS just spoke today in a news confrences and spouted in his glory how much crime has decreased in the states since Reagan. If thats the case and the crime numbers are so low why would anyone would have to ban any gun in any state ?.. Oh but it does make sence afterall, typical democrat socialists taking away things they deem what they believe you should not have. Why do you people keep voting that way ??? Good god !!

    Ways around this ban.. Change the color of the gun? reclassify the name AR-15 to something else? make an onboard fixed magazine system? make a trigger system that can be quickly detachable? Incorperate the trigger system with a magazine? eliminate the external charging lever with an internal automatic or manual system? Just a few ideas.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:17 pm

      And I “Call for” your incarceration in an institution for the criminally insane.

    • Den July 23, 2016, 1:36 pm

      The mini 14’s are on the list. Sadly. Appreciate the support anyway. Mike, in order to make your points sound better. Use your freakin spell check,

    • Ron July 29, 2016, 1:19 am

      You might be just kidding, but that’s not a bad idea at all. I personally like the Mini Thirty because it uses a 7.62×39 cartridge, which I think is the better round, and it’s cheaper, so I can burn through them fairly cheaply. As you might know, Ruger currently has a Thirty with a 16 inch barrel, synthetic stock, M1 bolt, etc. But you better hurry, ’cause it’s ‘black’.

  • Chuck July 22, 2016, 3:54 pm

    Glad I don’t live in Mass. Glad I’ve only visited there 1 time, for a couple of days, many years ago and never went back. Looks like a communistic state to me. Come to Texas…..we’re free here. Yankees politicians have their heads up the behinds. We’re free now and will always be free.. Our motto in Texas – Come And Take It. Several judges in Texas have that very flag hanging on the wall of their courtrooms… We speak and live FREEDOM IN TEXAS..

    • Bob Seawright July 22, 2016, 4:02 pm

      I just moved out of Massachusetts. It’s a Liberal Democrat state.
      Everything you try to do there gets tied up in bureaucratic knots.
      It takes forever to get things done what with all the loops one
      has to jump through. If you live in Massachusetts, I suggest you
      seriously think about moving away.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:18 pm

        No, Now that you’ve moved out, the place is nice again. We can stay.

  • John austin July 22, 2016, 3:33 pm

    The AG is not a part of the legislature. She can not enforce such demands without such a law in place. A law drafted and vetted by the state legislature and signed by the governor. I pray that Mass dosen’t roll over for this the way that NY has do far

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:18 pm

      And you are completely WRONG – again.

  • Terry Edwards July 22, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Normally I don’t participate in elections, but in her honor, I will donate to the Trump campaign. You go, girl!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:19 pm

      I don’t think your $20 will make much difference, but you can bet Trump will take it.

  • Professor Fate July 22, 2016, 3:06 pm

    If I paint my AR-15 pink can I keep it, counselor? Just when you think these anti-gun zealots can’t get any more ridiculous, they raise the bar again. The massive illogic on the part of these Liberals where guns are concerned is breathtaking. My guns have never tried to shoot me even though they’re loaded and free to roam if they want to. Blame the gun, not the hand is the mantra in Taxachusetts, home of the Kennedy Dynasty and unbridled Socialism.

    • deanbob July 22, 2016, 3:24 pm

      What part of shall not be infringed (“…. the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”) is incomprehensible to this woman. The second amendment is specifically included in the constitution, whereas numerous other law that has been written by those people posing as SCOTUS justices is not.

      • Rouge1 July 22, 2016, 5:09 pm

        Why isn’t she going to jail for violating citizens inalienable rights. She is spitting on the constitution and the bill of rights. She should also be disbarred.

        • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:21 pm

          Are you really, truly THAT stupid? My God. It’s amazing…..

  • max hoyle July 22, 2016, 3:06 pm

    I think that the easiest way to deal with this kind of legislation, boycott! I don’t visit Massachusetts, buy ANYTHING from this state (sorry Smith and Wesson) and encourage the same from my friends and family, Healey’s haircut looks like she got it in prison! Fuck you very many!

    • Rick July 22, 2016, 3:37 pm

      Don’t feel sorry for Smith and Wesson. They have known for years now how their home state feels about their business. Smith and Wesson should have moved like Magpul did when their home state gave them the middle finger. I support Magpul and buy their products, as for Smith and Wesson, good luck without my business.

  • GRAYWOLF July 22, 2016, 2:29 pm

    Headline is incorrect. It makes almost every rifle illegal in MA (not just the black ones). It also makes almost every non-revolver handgun illegal.

  • JOHN T. FOX July 22, 2016, 2:21 pm


    • John Delisle July 22, 2016, 4:27 pm

      Where the fuck did she come from fucking Mars what a c u next Tuesday. this bitch is. Why do these people think it is the guns she is so misinformed about everything . She can take her Harvard degree and wipe her ass with it as far as I am concerned .I AM ASHAMED TO SAY I LIVE IN THIS STATE. if I DID NOT HAVE A 9 YR. OLD DAUGHTER I WOULD MOVE IMMEDIATELY.

    • Ernest Lawson, Jr. July 22, 2016, 10:56 pm

      Think any of her Body Guards posess any BLACK WEAPONS??

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:23 pm

      Your “comment” is not even coherent. I hope you’re drunk, because if that’s the way your brain works sober, you’re in big trouble mentally.

  • Arthur Russell July 22, 2016, 2:16 pm

    For being a Harvard graduate she either isn’t very smart or just hasn’t bothered to do her homework. Why is it that everyone but Liberals and anti-gun people don’t know the statistics? Go to the FBI website and look at all the homicides in a year. Approximately 8,500 people are killed with guns. Only 300 of them were with rifles, that is ALL rifles combined, not just AR’s or any one particular rifle. That represents 2.6% of ALL gun related homicides being committed with rifles and if 1/3 of those were AR’s, which more than likely aren’t, then that would mean that the AR Sporting Rifles are responsible for less than 1% of all gun related murders in the US. It drives me crazy that these idiots try to single out this gun because it looks like an assault rifle. Even the Sandy Hook gang is trying to sue the rifle manufacturer when the coroner’s report stated that NONE of the Sandy Hook victims were shot with an AR. They were ALL shot with a high powered pistol. That law suit is baseless.

  • nathan July 22, 2016, 2:13 pm

    Thank you Lynn…but its been said; ‘The MIND of a criminal will run amok” We have already featured this problem…but nobody wants that job because, so nobody hears it…because, IT’S TOO DAMN HARD!!! It’s much easier to take an inanimate object out the equation rather than take CRAZY! FUCKS! out of society…the mind is an uncontrollable thing

  • Patriot July 22, 2016, 2:09 pm

    Why do the people in Massachusetts, New York and California continuously elect damn fool politicians who do not respect the Constitution of the United States? I am sure you know who I these politicians are. Maura Healy, Schumer, Jerry Brown, Bloomberg, Feinstein, Pelosi, HILLARY, etc. It does not matter if Maura has a Harvard degree, she is absolutely against the freedoms of the United States AND SO IS HILLARY AND HER HUSBAND BILLY!

    • Robert Robertson July 22, 2016, 2:33 pm

      The three fairytale lands that you mention, Massachusetts, New York, and California continue to live in a land of their own. When you add to the mix that a large percentage of the humanoid lifeforms in these fairytale lands are just as stupid and ridiculous as the people they elect.
      It sounds like Massachusetts was upset because California was able to pass more ridiculous laws and infringe on more freedoms than Massachusetts. Being the idiots that the Massachusetts government is made up of they could not stand have California be more stupid and idiotic therefore they had outdo California’s ignorance.

      On a side note I said many times over that I no longer feel any sorrow for gunowners in Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Washington state, Washington DC, or California. The residents of these states deserve what they get because they elected these morons knowing full well what was going to happen. And if the gunowners didn’t go out to vote than they deserve what they get. At they don’t have enough guts to stand up to these morons and take back their states then why should anyone else try to step in and do their job.

      • Michael J. July 22, 2016, 7:24 pm

        It is sad and refreshing to know that all of the stupid people who allow more stupid people to make laws such as this, aren’t all from california.
        At a stroke of a pen they are manufacturing lawful citizens into criminals. California has no grandfathering of any gun related laws. We have no one to blame but ourselves.

      • James Robinson July 23, 2016, 8:20 am

        We didn’t elect AG Healey! The bitch was appointed. This entire action from the AG’s team is bullshit!! I own several of AR’s and AK’s and will continue to buy and collect more. This state’s gun laws do nothing but hinder all law abiding citizens, but ensures criminals that they can rob and murder someone knowing that they can’t protect themselves. She isn’t making our state safer by any means, this ban will get us all killed. Time to put my house on the market and move to New Hampshire.

      • Dan July 23, 2016, 1:53 pm

        Robert Robert, what did they run out of names when you were born? I’m smart enough to know the facts in this state, and I sincerely hope we are able to make our point at the rally today. The gun shop owners usually know what’s up in advance, this one came by email and fax on Tuesday night, to be enforced on Thursday. Wednesday morning every shop you saw looked like welfare check day and had a line hundreds of people long. They bought everything in sight.

        As I said, the owners usually have a heads up, not this time. We didn’t elect these people, and seven out of the past 8 governors were Republicans. So keep you misinformed comments to yourself, don’t call us morons, just remember this…tomorrow it could be your state, do something now to prevent it. The original Tea Party started right here, most of the residents are able to trace back to the revolution. As Jeffery Lebowski stated, ‘ the Dude says this aggression will not stand, man’ . Yep, she surprised us. I believe we will be surprising her back. No go back to mowing your lawn Forrest Forrest Gump.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:26 pm

      We elect them because we are the people and you are the IDIOT.

      • Chuck Sundermeier July 24, 2016, 1:02 am

        Give it up liberal!!

  • Bill July 22, 2016, 2:06 pm

    If it’s about saving precious lives ban abortion. ironic that the liberals willingly kill millions of babies but can’t stand the thought of 30,000 gun deaths. I call bullshit.

    • Dyral July 22, 2016, 2:45 pm

      I second that motion. Straight up and down Bullshit

    • Ron July 22, 2016, 3:32 pm

      Oh yes, I’m sure this “Brain Surgeon” Harvard Graduate is totally convinced that she has stopped every criminal from buying an AR. It seems to me these obviously intelligent (Harvard and others) scholars as soon as the get into places of authority must drink from the stupid fountain because they lose all common sense and reasoning. People with legal guns that are sound of mine are the ones that obey your stupid laws…. Criminals, terrorists and the mentally challenged are the problem. My advice to all these
      Attorney Generals who are entertaining this stupidity as a solution to murders is IT DON’T WORK!

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:27 pm

        Illiterate slob who hates the educated – nothing new here.

    • Bob Seawright July 22, 2016, 4:19 pm

      It’s called selective killing.
      Liberals think killing babies is acceptable because pregnancy can be inconvenient to the woman
      and the Democrats want those women’s votes.
      Liberals have no principles when it comes to getting votes.

  • Derek Tiller July 22, 2016, 1:58 pm

    #1 how does one woman have the power to make this kind of decision for an entire state?
    #2 does this mean that cops are not going to use them anymore? After all, they are not for “protection” but are for “mass murder”.

    • Rick July 22, 2016, 3:41 pm

      #2 Is a good question. Will all cops and swat teams (even fed agents in MA) go back to carrying .38 pistols, single shot rifles and pump shotguns? After all, it is now the law.

      • Evan Walburgh July 23, 2016, 1:43 pm

        Yeah right, that’ll happen. Those same MA cops, (…or FEMA, FEDS, Nat,’l Guard, or who ever the hell the goon squad happens to be) will be sporting those very same AR-15’s when they come a-knockin’ for a “wellness-check” at your house. “Sir, do you have any illegal guns on the premises that we need to confiscate in the “name of the LAW?” That’s the sound of their New World Order beating on your front door.

        • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 8:14 pm

          Sadly, you’re entirely right, Evan. This isn’t 1776, and it doesn’t matter what the home owner is armed with, the police will kill him if he resists. And “Resisting” is not getting on your knees fast enough. These guys who think their home assortment of nifty little weapons are going to save the day are fantasizing. It will just give the cops, Feds or locals, an excuse to kill you. Remember Ruby Ridge. He was a veteran Green Beret, so they didn’t get him – they merely killed his young son and his unarmed wife. How many of you are veteran Green Berets? You have no chance – NO chance.

  • Bill July 22, 2016, 1:56 pm

    Freedom is freedom. Anything less is less than freedom. “Shall not be infringed” means just what it says….

    * “America was founded by tough Hell-Raisers that evaded taxes, grew tobacco, smuggled weapons, brewed spirits, and stood against tyranny……And it will take this type of citizen to save her.”

    Let freedom ring

    • Dave Emery July 22, 2016, 6:38 pm

      Hey Bill, you’re right. And count this old Ranger in. They’d rue the day they came banging on my door. Sua Spomte.

  • Robert Hickman July 22, 2016, 1:51 pm

    These crazy people do not have any idea how to stop all this killing so they have to pick on honest gun owning people. It is a shame these guys take a oath to uphold the constitution and then they break the law. Should all be in jail for there violation of the constitution.

    • Bob Seawright July 22, 2016, 4:27 pm

      The Liberals of Massachusetts think banning guns will stop street killings. Really !
      I can see it now, a gang member needs a gun and concludes that he can’t get one
      because of the laws banning guns. Obviously, Harvard breeds Stupid !

  • Tommy Barrios July 22, 2016, 1:32 pm

    The AG of this state and it’s Communist Progressive Liberal POS Legislators have trampled the Constitution for a very long long time!
    It’s obvious the Brainwashed Indoctrinated Communist Progressive Liberal voting sheep majority want this, but that does NOT make it LEGAL under the Constitution!
    The Founders warned repeatedly that tyranny of the majority or the minority, is still TYRANNY!

  • Grant Stevens July 22, 2016, 1:24 pm

    Those responsible for this treachery have violated their oaths of office and should be removed from power and tried for treason – no compromise, no quarter. The Supreme Court has already ruled that the Second Amendment is inviolate. How many revolutions do we have to fight to make these political control-freaks understand what “shall not be infringed” means? The first American revolution began when a tyrannical government came for our guns. The tree of liberty is in dire need of refreshing.

  • Anthony July 22, 2016, 1:22 pm

    Looks like my Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 (22 CALIBER), meets the definition of an assault rifle. The fact that anyone would consider this a “weapon of war” shows the basic ignorance of these people

  • S. Velez July 22, 2016, 1:11 pm

    That’s why I never going to live in that “political correct ” sorry liberal state were people who think that there’s views are always welcome and morality right, because they considered themselves superiors. There are intellectuals.

  • Tripwire July 22, 2016, 1:09 pm

    “BLACK RIFLES MATTER” !!…To me and millions of others, so NO to this POS.

    • Evan Walburgh July 23, 2016, 1:53 pm

      Hey. Tripwire, YOu mind if I put that on bumper stickers, T-shirts, posters and anything else I can emblazon it upon, and give ’em out to everyone I meet? I like that saying.

  • december July 22, 2016, 12:56 pm

    One could reasonably argue that outlaws all semi automatic rifles as all have essentially the same internal function as the listed rifles. Gas operated – either direct or not, roller delayed (see HK G3), delayed (they don’t like Tommy guns there either).

    What is even more sad is that my old C96 broomhandle I could not have in CA since it is considered an assault weapon – magazine located in a position other than the handle.

  • Eddie Ray July 22, 2016, 12:48 pm

    Wow, so any semi shotgun would be illegal? Like Browning, Franci hunting shot guns?what about a pump shotgun? Is that semiautomatic too?
    I guess a Remington bolt gun or any other that could be easily converted to use a magazine is also illegal?
    All the .22 rifles that most of us learned to shoot with…… illegal assault weapons?
    Going by that description.Almost everything but a single,or double barrel shot gun., A revolver,and some but not all bolt action rifles are now considered an assault rifle?………
    Damn,I am glad I live in the south.

  • Gary July 22, 2016, 12:38 pm

    Just as the guy Mel Gibson plays in the movie Edge Of Darkness says over and over, “Everything is illegal in Massachusetts!”
    I love that movie!! Everyone should watch it.
    I don’t even drive Through that state anymore! Or NJ either!
    I believe Trump should EXTEND that wall to close off both those states and NY, and CA too!
    Maybe if we keep them away from others we can stop them from breeding with NORMAL people!
    I believe this anti gun thing is a coastal problem. Maybe they are to dumb to know which water to drink..?? WE all know seawater will kill you, but that don’t stop many from drinking it anyway.
    How do we know if they are that stupid? Perhaps judging by the fact that their leaders think magazines should be banned, because as they put it..”once empty they are forever USELESS!”
    Now that is leadership material for certain!

  • mrmike7189 July 22, 2016, 12:28 pm

    It is people in governemnt like this, that led to the American Revolution in New England. Unfortunately, the residents of current day Boston, and especially Lexington and Concord are liberal, tea drinking, yuppie , government sympathisers, who nod their heads and say”yes governor”. They should expel them and send them all to Britian. I am a MA resident, blue collar, coffee drinking, gun owner, and I WILL be contacting the governor, the NRA, and whoever else will listen to vote this bi@(h out of office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dave July 22, 2016, 1:04 pm

      Is she SERIOUS? Black? Guess camo is OK?

  • Ralph Solli July 22, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Perhaps there are some of you that can remember back in the 60’s when radical politicians began their attack on the Second Amendment. It was then that they began to identify guns with phrases like “Saturday night specials”. Their broad definition was a “cheap” gun, nothing specific. Here we are now in the 21st century, and they have perfected this to include ” Assault Weapons, “high capacity magazines”, “black rifles”, and more. They have reached this point in increments, which we as gun owners and the law abiding citizens of America have allowed. We keep compromising, and to the uneducated and uninformed, makes it look like they are on the right side of the cause. This adds to, and results in, these liberal politicians getting elected over and over again. This November, if ALL gun owners allow Hillary Clinton to become president, and the Democrats take back congress, we will surly be in that long line when she and her supporters demand we turn in our guns. Don’t stay home or waste your vote, because that will just be like a vote for her.

  • skipnclair July 22, 2016, 12:01 pm

    Another one of those Harvard graduates that demonstrates again that the degree shows nothing more then the ignorance they carry daily. Case in point HARVARD degree and still knows not the meaning of the word infringed. Anyone with an IQ above 60 could read the 2nd amendment and have zero problems with understanding it, yet these HARVARD folks can’t quite grasp or understand it. Seems the best thing to do is ban Harvard and change the nation, the people perhaps the world into a much better place. This HARVARD thing seems to be quite confusing.

  • PETTY July 22, 2016, 11:57 am

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I was under the impression that the Armorlite is the rifle that the AR is designed around and was originally designed as sporting rifle.

    • Randy July 22, 2016, 1:27 pm

      You are indeed incorrect. The AR-15 platform is the civilian market version of the M16.

      • SSGRick July 22, 2016, 3:42 pm

        Actually the Armalite Rifle came BEFORE Stoners M-16 it was sold initially, through MAIL ORDER and in stores as a VARMINT RIFLE.

  • Mark July 22, 2016, 11:57 am

    Ho hum, another senseless law. I didn’t hear of an amendment spoke about to “add” the statement about “copies”. As one stated, there is no new law written. So it is illegal for her statements and cannot be enforced by her deadline. A lawsuit can be filed and it shutdown. They can still be sold. Sheeple, don’t listen to her and all the other sheeple on the podium. My Remington 742 could have been the weapon used by the “persons” who were killed by the two killed. The tragedies mentioned about Orlando, California, Police being killed are acts of terrorism. Acts of war, whether it is ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist or the Radical Black Terrorist against LEO. My AR-15 has been used for hunting, but is designed for killing humans and hopefully never for tyranny in government or any that may knock on my door to take away my 2nd Amendment away!!!

  • Corsairguru July 22, 2016, 11:48 am

    “Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.”

    Sooooo….are you going to disarm your police force of their ‘weapons of mass murder’? You said yourself thatthey serve no other purpose! The cops deal with the same criminal element that the average citizen deals with. As a matter of fact, they generally don’t even arrive on scene until AFTER an average citizen calls them about a crime in progress. How do you justify arming the cops to effectively deal with domestic threats while leaving the average citizen disarmed in the same of the same threat?

    Put your money where your elitist mouth is and show us just how unnecessary these rifles are by DISARMING YOUR POLICE FORCE as well. If you truly believe these guns have no place in society, then that’s the first step toward showing us how fair-minded your decision is!

    • Eddie Ray July 22, 2016, 12:54 pm

      Good point. If we don’t need them
      Neither should they.
      Cheers mate

  • Larry July 22, 2016, 11:47 am

    Why am I not surprised? After-all this IS Democrat controlled leftist Massachusetts. Keep electing these anti-American fools from the Socialist Workers Party (Dems) & you will keep getting these bites into your Constitutional rights.

  • Winston July 22, 2016, 11:42 am

    State of Masshole AG: AR15s and related are to be only in the hands of CIA paid mercenaries to kill Syrian and Iraqi civilians and for US cops to shoot and threaten Americans. We deplore mass shootings of civilians you know.

  • Jay Dee July 22, 2016, 11:41 am

    How is she on pressure cookers?

    • Boris July 22, 2016, 12:18 pm

      How is she on moving trucks?

      • Joe McHugh July 22, 2016, 1:35 pm

        How is she on walking and talking at the same time?

  • Sam Colt July 22, 2016, 11:38 am

    Just another GAY Democrat that knows what is better for you that you do. There a lot of good people that live in MA that have no say in their government because they are now considered politically incorrect by the liberal press. Maura Healey cannot dictate law, even in MA so this edict will not stand and is probably can’t be enforced. This gets started every time there is a mass shooting. Healey was especially tweaked by the last one since it was here favorite bar that was targeted. There is no justification for any murder but there is also no justification for ignoring the Constitution of the United States and disarming the population in general. We have just seen that any guy with a truck can take out more innocent people than a wingnut with a semi-automatic rifle.

    • Joe McHugh July 22, 2016, 2:46 pm

      Sam Colt, don’t be so sure about the Massachusetts law that Attorney General Maura Healey is enforcing. If it is anything like our New York Sate S.A.F.E. gun law, AR15 type rifles are banned from gun dealer stores. Worse, privately owned AR15 rifles must be registered exactly like handguns are in New York. And just to rub salt into the wound the S.A.F.E gun law outlaws sales of privately owned AR16’s to ANYONE, even a relative or a gun dealer. If the AR15 rifle owner dies, his estate must turn that rifle over to the New York State Police for destruction. Yup, an AR15 cannot even be given to a close relative.

      Fun fact for consideration. There are an estimated 900,000 AR15 type rifles in New York State. Since the S.A.F.E. gun law was passed in early 2013, less than 50,000 of them were registered. That means that only 5.5% of all of the AR15’s in New York State have been registered. It took a court order to enforce a freedom of information request to get the embarrassed Governor Andrew Cuomo to release the number of registered AR15’s in Albany, New York. 94.5% of the AR15 owners in New York State basically told Governor Cuomo to stick his gun law in his ear. Andrew Cuomo succeeded in making approximately 851,000 New York State residents into defacto felons!

      I have read reports that the AR15 rifle owners in Massachusetts embarrassed their state legislators in a similar manner.
      Question for any liberal who might be reading this post. How does banning a semi-automatic rifle prevent crime? Seriously, how many gangbangers or bank robbers use AR15 rifles in their endeavors? You can find that answer in the F.B.I. crime statistics. Psst! The preferred firearm used by criminals is the 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. Guess how many of these handguns were registered by the criminals. Hint, the correct answer rhymes with the word hero. It’s almost like criminals don’t obey laws, even laws enforced by the likes of Ms. Maura Healey. And now citizens in both states are exercising their civil disobedience prerogative. “What AR15 rifle? I don’t have no stinking AR15 rifle!”

      Now let’s face reality. The politicians, both Democrats and RINOs aren’t interested in “fighting crime”. They are only interested in using gun related crimes as a pretext to register dangerous firearms. “Dangerous” firearms are any guns that could be used to resist an abusive government, you know, a tyranny.

      Fear the government that fears your guns. The person that registers his shotgun or rifle is the person who will, sooner or later, get a visit from the jack-booted thugs of the state. You will surrender your firearm, or you will become one with the universe.

      Oh, I don’t own a gun anymore. I suffered a tragic boating accident last year. I lost all of my firearms and all of my spare ammunition. We were on a fishing outing, but you never know when you might encounter a rabid duck that needs a 30-06 bullet. Dear readers, you believe me don’t you?

  • 2War Abn Vet July 22, 2016, 11:36 am

    Isn’t it racist to ban these African-American rifles?

  • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:35 am

    So this idiot on here asks”Why is that if the politicians are so concerned about protecting people from gun violence?” Wow!

  • Michael Keim July 22, 2016, 11:35 am

    Sounds like another petty tyrant. That’s why the 2nd amendment is there. Sooner rather than later we the people are going to have to take a stand and say NO.

  • Pete July 22, 2016, 11:34 am

    It’s scary when a person is smarter and more advanced than we are, and is willing to call a spade a spade. Good for her. Humans are supposed to evolve, not purposefully stay more primitive. AR lovers like us are the modern equivalent of the dead-end humanoids that died off along the way. This from a total gun nut who is just barely smart enough to know that the future will be generally better with less massive firepower. It’s just a matter of time! Change and progress is often painful and frightening. At it’s core, it’s part of what fuels the little minds of many mass shooters. Think about that honestly, slowly, and privately.

    • Keith July 22, 2016, 12:12 pm

      If you believe tyrants and secret combinations that wish to enslave you are going to happy you have less shots in your firearms than your are correct. The future will not be better with less ammunition in your rifle. The mass shooters in Colorado that went on a shooting rampage in a school many years ago used a 10 round magazines in a 9 millimeter carbine and they had shotguns. Less ammunition in their magazines did not stop them.

      The tyrants will come for your registered guns in several years if you keep giving in. They will get around to eight or five round shotguns soon enough. Will you be happy when you are mandated to keep your single shot registered firearm disassembled in a few locked safes and be subject to police inspections? Don’t believe the lies.

    • Right winger July 22, 2016, 12:26 pm

      Seriously did you just read what you wrote that has to be the dumbest statement I’ve ever heard in my life you can’t be a supposed gun nut as you claim to be, and even think of saying these things. What is wrong with people in this country the second Amendment was put there to protect us from tyrannical government and this is trendicle government at its finest right tyrannicle Government @ it’s finest and tell us what we can and can’t do (wrol) that’s without rule of law for this mediocrely educated person. you need to get a grip dude!!!

    • Boris July 22, 2016, 12:41 pm

      The future will be better when we outlaw cocaine and heroine too. There will be no more drug associated crime and violence either. Wait a minute….haven’t those been banned since the turn of the century? Then why is there a heroine epidemic? Is it because no matter how many laws you pass, the criminals refuse to obey them? Will the criminal lay down their arms and not use them against the “sheople” who were obedient their governing shepherd and disarmed themselves? Yes, the future will generally be better…if you are a thug looking to prey on the weak and ignorant. Humans are supposed to evolve, but as long as their are a select, very few that refuse to, we should remain vigilant, prepared, and capable of making our own decisions on how to remain on top of the food chain.

      • Dan July 22, 2016, 10:56 pm

        Boris, I know you are well intentioned and we are on your side. Please understand that a heroine is a female hero, heroin is an opiate drug. Just helping you out : )

        • Evan Walburgh July 23, 2016, 3:55 pm

          Yes! Yes there is a heroine epidemic in this country, like Boris said….More and more lil’ Attorney General Healeys being born everyday. He’s right, vigilant, and prepared, and above all, we need to stick together if we hope to have a prayer.

    • John t July 22, 2016, 1:14 pm

      Ya Pete. I thought about it honestly, slowly, and privately. You are an idiot!!!!!
      Have a nice day.

      • pete July 23, 2016, 5:19 pm

        Oh, thanks! you sure set me straight! I am aware that reasoning with idiots is a waste of time, like beating up drunks – it accomplishes nothing.

    • Dave Emery July 22, 2016, 7:12 pm

      Hey Pete, so when your guns are gone and the police quit because the criminals still have theirs and the gov comes a calling to take your (fill in the blank) who ya gonna call? The gov? The police? Your neighbors? How then are you going to defend yourself or your loved ones? I say that as long as there are those out there who wouldn’t hesitate to victimize me or my family or who would take my freedoms, I will posses whatever I need to defend myself and mine. Self defense is not just a constitutional thing: its a basic human right that goes beyond the Constitution. Furthermore, I feel that every law abiding patriotic able bodied American over the age of 30 should be trained in the use of AR 15’s, Glocks, and basic knife fighting and have one of each weapon in every such “citizen defender” household. Yep, its too bad that if we all laid down our arms we’d all be as good as dead. I’ll be keeping mine thanks. We must fight or die. By the way Pete, I don’t think this woman is smarter than the framers of our Constitution and the Amendments. Heck, she went to Harvard so she’s basically an educated idiot. How do I know? She is trying to do this, that’s how! I’ll give up my guns when our gov. stops pouring millions of M4’s into 3rd world countries to hook them on our military aid. When the world disarms, I will. And not a second before. This is America. Not Australia. Not Japan. Not China. If, or heaven forbid, when, we are conquered, then fine take them. Until then……good luck. And bring band aids.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 8:33 pm

      100% correct, I too am a gun lover, but I know that time for that freedom is over in the U.S. (or soon will be.) The 2nd amendment was crafted 240 years ago when America was a country of citizen soldiers. Today America is an oligarchy which rules peasants. Peasants who are scared, poor, hungry and utterly ignorant of the tenets of the constitution and the Bill of Rights. The police are the whores of the rich and do whatever they are told; the military is a corporate task force deployed only where there is profit to be made or in danger of being lost. Instead of citizen soldiers we have ruthless mercenaries who are called “Contractors” – and they will kill anyone they are pointed toward – and that means YOU, if it comes to that, Mr. citizen. America’s politicians are professional liars and frauds who spend tens of millions of dollars to get elected to a job that pays $270,000 a year. And the people who vote them in can’t figure out what their game is. In every presidential election you get to “Vote” for the lesser of two evils, and whoever gets in manages to never keep the promises they made to get there. America is the most punitive nation on earth, with 3.5 million of its people in prison. When the Catholic Church isn’t molesting little boys, its evading taxes, bribing victims with hush money and compromising local officials, while too many of our new immigrants never plan to assimilate, merely to exploit the rights and freedoms available here, and the whatever American money they earn home.

  • will July 22, 2016, 11:31 am

    “In the letter, Healey claimed that black rifles are “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.””

    Under her logic, trucks are “not machines used to transport goods” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder”

    • Bryan July 22, 2016, 2:22 pm

      So, by her account “weapons used to commit mass murder,” should only be in the government’s hands…to commit mass murder on civilians…really..? My weapons are defective…not once has one of these things jumped up an killed anyone like they’re apparently supposed to do on their own…maybe I got ripped off?

  • Steve Watkins July 22, 2016, 11:19 am

    It’s a sad day for the good people in Ma. Just the verbiage that spills from this so called Attorney General’s pathetic piehole is such liberal unfounded rhetoric, the Supreme Court needs to shut her down asap! This “C” needs to do her job, FOLLOW the LAW and not make-up new laws to serve her political agenda.

  • Todd July 22, 2016, 11:04 am

    I found it funny that she said ” If the federal government Is not going to do anything about this then we will” So does that same attitude apply to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Of course not. Very selective in what laws they wish to enforce. Politics as usual.
    The Constitution is quit clear. The governments job is to protect the borders. Is Boston one of those ILLEGAL Sanctuary cities?
    That might help explain the crime rate there.

    • Dan July 22, 2016, 11:00 pm

      Hi Todd. No, Boston is not a sanctuary city. The town of Cambidge is.

  • David Barnett July 22, 2016, 11:00 am

    If Mrs. know it all knew what an assault rifle was she would know that it borders on “impossible” to acquire an assault rifle. Ignorant people should be banned from making laws.

    • Flep Vandergaard July 22, 2016, 11:21 am

      Sadly, she’s not even smart enough to realize that laws are written by legislators, and that AGs are CLEOs. Harvard indeed.

      • Larry July 22, 2016, 11:50 am

        Being a Harvard grad stopped being the solution decades ago. It is just one more problem.

  • Mike July 22, 2016, 10:55 am

    The gun companies need to vacate the state. If the legislature lets her get away with they all need to be fired and she needs to be charged with violation of the oath of her office. This is just getting out of hand and it is time the people make examples out of what will happen to you if you start doing your own thing.

    • Flep Vandergaard July 22, 2016, 11:26 am

      Massachusetts suffers from decades of one party rule. I am a refugee; New Hampshire is my home now. I’m disgusted, and will be at the rally at the State House tomorrow. The feckless ‘Republican’ Governor is MIA.

      • nulisecundus July 22, 2016, 12:52 pm

        someone needs to inform this idiot AG’s do not make laws.

  • perlcat July 22, 2016, 10:53 am

    A Masshole is a Masshole. My condolences to all of the decent people in MA that have to deal with this pandering moron and al the morons she panders to.

  • mblack July 22, 2016, 10:43 am

    I would recommend all gun manufacturers and dealers that get requests from MA. for LEO bids to ignore and if any firearms are sent in for repair, keep them due to it being illegal to send back. Ronnie Barrett school of hard knocks. Once LEO feels the pinch, they will get involved in fighting this nonsense.

  • nick July 22, 2016, 10:31 am

    AND, that line should have read ………….she’s putting her JACK-BOOTED FOOT DOWN on the NECKS of ALL LAW-ABIDING MASSACHUSETTES GUN OWNERS and THEY ARE LETTING HER GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!…………..

    • FP1201 July 22, 2016, 11:07 am

      They already have gotten away with it: When the Citizens of Mass. allowed the JBT’s to kick in doors without warrant while patrolling the streets in armored vehicles with loaded crew served machineguns pointed at people in their houses, and lets not forget the “execution squad” that shot up an un-armed SUSPECT hiding inside a Boat parked in a driveway.
      Ballot box
      Jury Box
      Bullet box

    • James Harper July 22, 2016, 11:27 am

      Apparently this clown in a state power position has forgotten who she works for and the people of MA. have forgotten who has the power in that state!

      • Mark July 22, 2016, 12:09 pm

        There was no legislative vote for her agenda. Therefore unenforceable. May be why she brought the crowd to help her woo the sheeple to believe she has a right to do so. Gun shops should look at it closely and keep selling what they have. One had already mentioned there was no law change. He may have done that on purpose for all to know it is illegal… LOL

        • Dan July 22, 2016, 11:22 pm

          Lots of confusion on the issues faced by gun shops. Quick answer, they all were informed on Wednesday of this ‘law’ coming down by fax or email. Wednesday most shops had lines out the door and everybody sold out. There is a mandatory $5,000 fine for sale of the newly banned weapons, and straight to jail for the buyer. The fax said the law will apply to any gun from the ban list that was sold up to a week before she did this. The gun shop with an excellent indoor range and frequented by LE has a no bullshit reputation. Today when I went there, all of the guns that were on the list had been sold, from Tavors to AR’s. Gone. They did not change the prices, they didn’t gouge a soul. They quietly went about the business of selling legal weapons. Funny thing is, they have a license that will allow you to rent weapons that are full auto and to shoot them at the range. Sig Bull Pups to a viscous MP-40. Yes, it’s expensive, yes it’s legal, and yes they are real. They have a great, professional staff, they accompany you in your stall, and when the hell would a guy ever get to shoot an MP-40 at 800 rounds per minute. So, you can do that, but a shot gun with a mag is now illegal to buy. Say what you will about the un-enforceability of this idiotic ruling, but these guys aren’t going to risk losing the business. Remember this, our constitution has no mention of your duty to pay taxes. So how do you enforce a law that doesn’t exist? I don’t know either but I’ll bet you pay your taxes don’t you?

  • Robert Tuchel July 22, 2016, 10:31 am

    Assault Weapon? Assault STYLE Weapon? This person is out of her depth in that she has little knowledge nor understanding of the issue of violence, those who performed violent acts, the weapons they used and how they were obtained, nor the history of the civilian use of military styled weapons. Before she acts, she should know what it is she is doing.

    • David Barnett July 22, 2016, 11:02 am

      Its like teenagers putting wings and fancy wheels on a Honda and calling it a race car !

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  • Bcut July 22, 2016, 10:28 am

    Any body remember Lexington and concord wake up people it is time for the tree of liberty to be watered with the blood of tyrants and that of the Patriots who have the sack to nut up and fight the traitors who have failed to up hold their oath they took when the laid that slimy hand of theirs on the sacred book…..these people are nothing short of domestic terrorist them selves and need delt with as so

  • Bcut July 22, 2016, 10:28 am

    Any body remember Lexington and concord wake up people it is time for the tree of liberty to be watered with the blood of tyrants and that of the Patriots who have the sack to nut up and fight the traitors who have failed to up hold their oath they took when the laid that slimy hand of theirs on the sacred book…..these people are nothing short of domestic terrorist them sleeves and need delta with as so

  • DAVID July 22, 2016, 10:27 am

    I am curious how a state AG can just wave a wand and something that was legal yesterday is now illegal today? Shouldn’t there have been some kind of bill that went through to make this happen? Do WE the PEOPLE have no more say in how we are governed? It is no more majority rules it is we in power rule. God help us all. In my own opinion no matter who is elected president we are all in for some hard times. It may not be end of days hard times but we are looking at epic shift in God given rights being taken away. Simple choices are being removed from us and replaced by the government.

    • Mark July 22, 2016, 12:15 pm

      There was no “Law Change” as one of those who spoke mentioned. So it is unenforceable.

  • Bruce House July 22, 2016, 10:13 am

    These people really need to get a life. Here is another example of treading on peoples rights. They don’t know how to deal with their criminals so they disarm the honest and tred on the second amendment rights. Instead going after the criminals selling them. The anti-gun lobby will always go against the citizens and there guns to make them selves look like there doing something instead taking care of the problem!

  • JPS July 22, 2016, 9:40 am

    Bunch of bobble head dolls. Sorry for you folks that live up North. Time to head south!

    • Joppa Farms July 22, 2016, 10:42 am

      Like hell they do. They need to stay put because they voted those idiots into office. Let them deal with the mess they created themselves

      • David Barnett July 22, 2016, 11:03 am

        Amen, we seem to have enough idiots casting votes and picking up their EBT cards at the same location !

        • Magic Rooster July 22, 2016, 8:25 pm

          We don’t need anymore know-it-all idiots to move down South. Besides, we are uncouth, uncultured, ammo hoarding, gun owning, freedom loving Americans. We don’t want no more stinkin’ liberals to come here unless you volunteer to hold our targets for us.
          Hillary, there is an open invite for you to be the guest of honor at a gang bang.

      • Dan July 22, 2016, 11:27 pm

        Our MA legislature has 5 Republicans who were elected to office. The other 220 are Democrats. The AG was appointed, not elected. As our favorite bumper sticker says ‘ Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than my gun’

    • SSGRick July 22, 2016, 4:01 pm

      @JPS ARE YOU FREAKING CRAZY??? TIME TO HEAD SOUTH? Why would you want the IDIOTS who VOTED top put a MORON like this into office moving into your State? All they will do is settle in your gun friendly State, then begin VOTING bringing about the EXACT SAME MORONS who just did this to MA only next time it will be done TO YOU!

  • Doc July 22, 2016, 9:38 am

    So the AG can make law now? Just bypass the legislature because they won’t pass the laws she wants? Hmmm…sounds familiar.

  • Mitch Barkett July 22, 2016, 9:37 am

    Like this going to make a difference? There are already millions of these guns out there for criminals to get. The only people this will hurt is the law abiding sportsmen. More platitudes from a nit wit state of liberal Ivy League boneheads. See you in court.

  • Kent Allen July 22, 2016, 9:32 am

    A quote came to mind when I read the article. “Common Sense is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s garden.” Out lawing an object or tool’s possible use in murder does not solve the basic issue of man’s free will in committing the crime. Murder is murder no matter what the implement of destruction is used. Common sense – go after the criminal rather than the implement of destruction. Ranting and raving about what has happened in the “state of confusion” will not solve this issue, moving this issue into the legal system and into the voting booth will solve the problem.

  • Joe Messina July 22, 2016, 9:26 am

    Check out the tall bobblehead standing behind our new MA dictator

  • james July 22, 2016, 9:25 am

    AR15’s shoot a 22 caliber (.223) bullet – the smallest caliber made (we know this!). So the radicals upgrade to the more efficient killing devices like hunting rifles – are these next? Hunting rifles could kill 4-5 people with each shot. She has no idea what she’s doing except disarming the law abiding citizens as they move to a police state.

    We have room in Florida for all those in MA that’s tired of their DA leaders. We won’t tolerate it here! Our AG rocks and she’s easy to look at too!

    • David Barnett July 22, 2016, 11:05 am

      It looks like your just asking for a bunch of ignorant voters to move to your state and ruin it. Thats how this POS was elected. Stupid voters.

  • Justista July 22, 2016, 9:25 am

    Well, so much for being innocent until proven guilty. Looks like Mass. has declared any semi automatic owning sportsman a menace and assumes depriving these law abiding folks semi automatic rifles will solve MA’s crime problem.
    That’s funny!
    State’s rights. If that’s what they want that’s what they deserve.

  • Marielle July 22, 2016, 9:23 am

    It is a disgrace to see the state where the American Revolution began play host to this kind of stupidity and infringement of the rights of American citizens. Perhaps she should move to Great Britain and reside among the unarmed people of the island we fought to be free from. Assault Weapon. No such thing. We all know that. Why doesn’t this parrot of liberal memes know that? Why is this one woman a dictator for Massachusetts. By the way, I was born and raised in Massachusetts, so I weep for the infringement of rights in the state the fostered liberty at the outset. Shameful. This woman needs a mandatory education on guns — starting with the fact there is no such thing as an “assault weapon” on the market. Semi-auto guns are not the equivalent of automatic weapons, which are military issue and not available to the public — and have not been since the 1930s. The woman’s ignorance is deep and wide. Mass. needs to find its roots in liberty and stop electing liberal idiots who will foster ignorance and fascism. Glad I moved out of there in 1975 and never looked back. Shame on Massachusetts. Do something about it!

  • Roger July 22, 2016, 9:21 am

    Another Harvard college educated fool that thinks she knows how to make the world a safer place. People like her are so selfish and just plain stupid really. She knows nothing about guns, nor what to do about anything related to them. She’s just a rider on the anti-gun band wagon. What she and others need to do is focus on people and crime, and how to reduce the amount of crime. Putting a ban on guns will do absolutely nothing to prevent crime.

  • Mark Are July 22, 2016, 9:09 am

    Maybe someone needs to stick a knitting needle in her neck. SHE IS A TRAITOR. Well, let us examine the second amendment!
    A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
    Well regulated , meaning to run smooth, be disciplined , well supplied.
    Militia meaning the body of people consisting of lawful citizens of the free state.
    Security , meaning to keep safe .
    Necessary meaning needed , essential
    Free state, meaning the collective of states, the whole nation.
    The right , meaning those essential liberties that all people have regardless of government.
    The people, the lawful citizens of the free state.
    To keep, meaning to own and posses
    And bear, meaning to carry on or about ones person either open or concealed.
    Arms , meaning weapons
    Shall, meaning must, will .
    infringed,meaning restricted , retarded , suppressed.

    Therefore , a well regulated, smooth running ,well supplied, disciplined Militia being necessary ,essential, needed, for the security, safety, of a free state, the whole nation, for national security.
    The right, liberties, of the people, free and lawful citizens, shall not, must not , will not be infringed, restricted suppressed.
    Now if you suppress, restrict or infringe upon the rights and liberties of the people to keep, own, and bear arms, open or concealed you are compromising national security.
    The crime of jeopardizing national security is treason.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 8:34 pm


  • aryeh Sax July 22, 2016, 8:56 am

    Instead of worrying about these guns in Boston or the whole State, she needs to worry about Pot and Pans (Pressure cookers). That is how much sense all this makes.

  • Bushmaster0369 July 22, 2016, 8:52 am

    MASSACHUSETTS, MASSACHUSETTS, MASSACHUSETTS, Well, you have finally done it. Now I know why being born there, I had to leave because of the ridiculous laws against the people you always enact! This time you did the right thing, you reinstated an “assault” weapons ban throughout the entirety of Massachusetts. For this I applaud you! To explain the ignorance of the elected politicians in Massachusetts we must look at the law. These 2016 law makers are only about 85 years behind the federal government by banning “ASSAULT WEAPONS”! The federal government made a law roughly in the 1930’s, stating ASSAULT/FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS WERE ILLEGAL TO HAVE. The exception was if you want to own one you had to go to the ATF and buy a stamp giving all your info about you and your ASSAULT WEAPON. Now Massachusetts letter to all the gun manufacturers is erroneous, completely confusing, illegal under the constitution and ridiculous to Massachusetts citizens! WHY??? IF THERE ARE NO ASSAULT WEAPONS LEGALLY ALLOWED IN THE UNITED STATES, HOW CAN A FEW STUPID MASSACHUSETTS POLITICIANS MAKE A LAW AGAINST A COPYCAT ASSAULT WEAPON NO ONE CAN LEGALLY HAVE. (Personal thought, I wonder if the politicians are going to wear their little girl’s outfits on the date of the vote???) They probably will as they are too stupid in their research, knowledge of weapons and looking at the laws in place to understand, YOU CAN’T BAN SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST. Just because some idiots in the political arena want to continue to call a SEMI-AUTOMATIC weapon an assault weapon shows their ignorance of the subject.

    MASSACHUISETTS STATES; The directive specifically outlines two tests to determine what constitutes a ‘copy’ or ‘duplicate’ of a prohibited weapon. (If there are no prohibited assault weapons allowed, the manufacturers understand this and cannot break federal law and won’t produce illegal firearms!) THERE CAN’T BE A COPY OR DUPLICATE OF A NON EXISTING WEAPON PERIOD! If a gun’s operating system is essentially the same as that of a banned weapon, a fully automatic assault weapon. (NOW, A SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPON IS LEGAL UNDER THE LAW) or if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, it’s a ‘copy’ or ‘duplicate,’ and it is illegal. (You can’t compare a guns operating system from original to copycat/duplicate as one is a semi-automatic and the other assault weapon is a fully automatic illegal weapon, SO THERE IS NO COMPARISON.) Assault weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way to make their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.” (Again some anti-gun panty waste against hunting of any sort must be the one putting this forward. Any hunter could have told them hunting regulations only authorize (in most cases) five (5) rounds in the GUN for deer hunting on down to three (3) for other types of hunting. Check state regulations! People of Massachusetts your elected panty waste politicians are trying to take away your ability to protect yourself and your families. Your Attorney General falls into the category of Fienstien, Polosi, Bloomberg and all the other anti-gun DUSHE BAGS WHO WOULD RATHER TAKE AWAY THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES IN THIS MORE VIOLENT WORLD, SO THEY CAN FURTHER THEIR OWN AGENDA’S! Demand a vote by the people and crush the elected idiots. YOUR FAMILIES ARE WORTH PROTECTING!

  • Martin S July 22, 2016, 8:50 am

    Massachusetts aka California

  • Nemo July 22, 2016, 8:49 am

    I am no fan of Lincoln, but one thing he said has stuck in my mind ever since I first read it:

    At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?– Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!–All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

    At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. (Emphasis mine)

    The threat has rarely been in front of us, but has almost always come from behind us. Often the threat in front of us was fomented by the one behind our backs, aided and abetted by it. What happened a few days ago in the very State where the first shots were fired in starting the Revolution is a perfect example of that.

  • Dean Quick July 22, 2016, 8:43 am

    AR’s and Semiauto SHOTGUNS!!! Big leap in the confiscation thinking. Be sure to turn in the ammo first. To the men in blue. time to honor your oath to the Constitution . A illegal order is not to be obeyed. This is clearly not constitutional.

    • WilliamDahl July 22, 2016, 10:54 am

      If the officers believed in their oath to defend the Constitution, they would remove / arrest her.

  • Gingerbaker July 22, 2016, 8:35 am

    This IS clearly unConstitutional. Assault rifles are protected because they are so popular, which makes them commonly-used, which makes them protected. It is as if this AG hasn’t bothered to read the relevant S.C. decisions.

    This is the exact sort of thing that pisses me off about some liberals who don’t like guns. All they are doing is helping Karl Rove to get more gun nuts to vote Republican. Republicans – almost all of them these days – and, yeah, that almost certainly means all the readers of this blog – are pretty much fucking nuts. You all realize that you are mostly just testosterone-hyped juvenile morons, right?

    • Roger July 22, 2016, 9:25 am

      Speak for yourself. I’m not “nuts” as you say.

    • Richard C July 22, 2016, 9:35 am

      Gingerbaker, Did you even read your comment? I think it is plain for all to see your stability.

    • Handgunner July 22, 2016, 9:52 am

      I can tell by your beautiful language you are a highly educated person!!!!
      I can also Tell you are probably a dishonest person because you are a (hillery) fan,,, as a likes attract each other!!!

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 10:52 am

        I can tell by your illiterate comment that you are an extremely ignorant person. So naturally you are suspicious and afraind of intelligence in any form (such as the comment to which you responded. Since we all know “You can’t fix stupid.” I have no suggestion for you except go to: the dentist. You may be a moron, but you don’t have to look like one.

    • Vernon Rosa July 22, 2016, 10:37 am

      Gingerbaker: I don’t often respond to silly comments, but yours (“You all realize that you are mostly just testosterone-hyped juvenile morons, right?”) was such that I felt I must. Liberals like yourself tend to paint everyone, at least everyone who doesn’t agree with your vision of things, with a broad brush regardless of the lack of evidence to support your opinions. How does your use of ad hominem attacks against gun owners accomplish anything? All of us are morons? You strike me as the type who, like Obama, cautions us to not judge all Muslims because of the actions of a few lunatics, but who expects, or even demands, that everyone judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few criminal lunatics. I feel sorry for you.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:03 am

        As we do you, poor fellow. I can only imagine the exquisite grief and pain a mendacious, bellicose, knuckle-dragging, semi-upright simian like you will experience in November when your nascent Fuhrer goes down in the inevitable ignominious defeat at the hands of normal Americans. But please don’t do what so many of you gun nuts do, and turn your treasured gun on yourslf.

        • Vernon Rosa July 22, 2016, 11:12 am

          How long did it take you, Count, to look up all those words? I’m happy I forced you to educate yourself in your attempt to belittle me. Why is it, I wonder, you folks must resort to insults when responding to someone’s comment?

        • Dan July 22, 2016, 12:53 pm

          Hey Count, there was just a mass shooting in your homeland, Germany. They think it was a German terrorist, MA is about to ban Germans now. Especially if they are black. Check CNN.

          • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 10:48 pm

            JMichael Douchebag: The second Amendment, Mr. One Trick Pony, must be interpreted. The Supreme Court has done so. And various Governors of various states have done so as well. So have I – you have not. You’re the kind of fool who takes the Bible literally too, so you think the world was actually created in six days. So, the government has already infringed the shit out of the second amendment. And they formed the ATF to enforce it. You can’t buy a Thompson any more. Or a nifty BAR – or Schmeisser, or BREN. Your rifle or shotgun can’t have a barrel shorter than 18″ and you need a permit for a handgun – or you can’t have a handgun AT ALL in some places. You’re kidding yourself. It’s coming – more and more restrictions – especially on the state-by-state angle. Better get those cold, dead fingers ready, there, sphincter boy.

    • The Great Gearoni July 22, 2016, 10:40 am

      Well……YOU’RE HERE!

    • Rick July 22, 2016, 11:13 am

      Ah yes, the tolerant left… ahhh… feel the hate soak through to the very marrow of your bones!

      I swear Ginger or any of the rest of them could fill in for the Emperor in the Star Wars film series.

      Yes, if we could only be more tolerant and sane like that Democrat and Hillary supporter who murdered 49 people in a gay bar just a few weeks ago. Or more tolerant and sane like that New Black Panthers/Democrat who murdered five police officers in Dallas. The BLM black racists demanding dead cops, and demanding them now, while marching in the streets are endorsed by the Democratic Party and are guests at the White House.

      Yeah… those are the really smart, mature, kind and compassionate people Gingerbaker identifies with. No the testosterone-hyped juvenile morons who reject Gingerbaker’s kind, thoughtful Democratic theory.

    • dep July 22, 2016, 11:34 am

      Hey Ginger, you’ve already made an ass of yourself by not knowing wtf you are talking about. I live in this Commonwealth called Massachusetts. We are not allowed to hunt game with a long rifle. Period. An exemption for squirrel and certain other small game is legal with the caliber no larger than .22. Look it up on the website

      I’m not going to engage in a mental battle with people, such as yourself, who are unarmed. The latest poll of Southern Democrats, shows that 73% support the second amendment. Those would be your people. Can your mind handle the fact that Democrat states support the right the keep and bear arms? Going forward, from today onward, if you strive to be politically correct, our whole country is a republic. We use a democratic system of governance. The party you support is grammatically incorrect when you call it the ‘Democratic Party’. Both of the largest parties use the democratic system. Therefore, referred to correctly as the democrat party. Got it Ginger?

      So, please exercise your right to free speech. But if you are going to refer to the majority of the readers of this site as Republicans, you are a very misinformed person. A democrat in the south would be a republican in MA. I live within a two hour radius of Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Kahr, Ruger, and three other manufacturers. If Healy has taken a page out of our current Presidents law making coloring book, ( see Libya, Syria) and makes up a law and ignoring the 1998 hi-cap ban, now 90% of the weapons that the aforementioned weapons produced within a half a tank of gas of here, I CAN NOT BUY. That is an ass load of weapons that a law abiding cc citizen of this commonwealth are off limits, and I live here!

      Yes, I’m sick of our democratic voting process has been pissed on. Yes, I’m sick that we have two sanctuary cities that literally have signs stating this professionally erected. Since 1998, no weapon can be sold that holds more than 10 rounds. There are some 22 cal exceptions. My 1986 Glock is a highly coveted weapon because it is pre-ban. I probably could sell it for over $1,000. I saw the same weapon in a GA store, for $175. I live in the only major city that has ever put on virtual lock down while they hunted for the marathon bombers. This was a legitimate thing for public safety, but wouldn’t you want a weapon to defend yourself when you find out the freaking bomber was in a boat in your back yard? The following LE response was a pissing contest over who had authority in Watertown, and while I applaud their successful capture of the bomber…..lets just say watch the film on Netflix about the crime and see how comfortable you feel in your Birkenstock sandals. So Ginger, until you get your facts straight, stfu and let me figure out a way to continue defending myself while our state makes laws up with the voting process. My plea to any Republican office holder in any other state. Do the exact same thing that Obama did, and now Healy, and pass your very own law without due process so I can come and live there and maybe be lucky enough to buy a new Glock, Kimber, Springfield, Colt, etc because right now they are illegal to buy or transfer in in MA. Kiss my ass Ginger.

  • Chick July 22, 2016, 8:34 am

    So, all semi automatic rifles with detachable magazines are now banned. I wonder if she realizes that includes the Remington Woodsmaster rifle, that is popular for deer hunting up there. And the Ruger Mini 14 is gone, as well. The classic Browning BAR is gone, as well.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:04 am

      Tsk tsk. O lamentation!

    • Dep July 22, 2016, 12:13 pm

      Hey everybody, I just need to clarify that we MA residents are NOT permitted to hunt with rifles, an exception is made for small game and with .22 caliber only. Everything else is shotgun only. Just an FYI.

  • Chick July 22, 2016, 8:27 am

    The police are civilians. These anti-gun types will try anything to take firearms out of our hands. I hope the witch heard Trump last night. And, in Mass, is it ok for the AG to just create laws on a whim? I would have thought something like that, had to be voted on, after passing the State House and Senate.

    “Hey Witch! Why don’t you just ban murder?”

    • The Great Gearoni July 22, 2016, 10:51 am

      Yeah, and like the black guy in Baton Rouge, LA said “They have never passed a law making it illegal for a white man to murder a black man!”. I know, one would think that would be understood by making it illegal for one person to murder another person, but I guess not! Anyway, shouldn’t Healey dictate that as well in Mass? Just sayin’.

  • Jay S Leonard July 22, 2016, 8:24 am

    Healey is a CLOWN!!!!!

    • bUSHMASTER0369 July 22, 2016, 9:08 am

      NO, She is a political whore that gives herself away to all the cry baby miniscule complainant’s. As a whore willing to get anything by any means and do stupid things for nothing against the people of Massachusetts, she dignifies that term. It is wrong for any one in government to make and enact laws as an individual without the elected officials voting on it or have a vote of the people.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:09 am

        Congratulations! Your incredible ignorance of the law, civics, political science, public administration and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts qualify you to be known publicly as: THE STATE’S NUMBER ONE MORON! You obviously never went beyond the 8th grade. So shut up, close your robe and go back to chasing your little sister around the trailer.

        • Dep July 22, 2016, 12:20 pm

          Ummmm, Count? Use the spell check with an emphasis on punctuation. As Ben Franklin may have said, ‘better to remain silent and considered a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt’ or something to that effect. BTW I ran really fast around the trailer chasing my sister who is an excellent sprinter, but I think she let me catch her on purpose. We do that sort of thing in the sanctuary city of Cambridge, MA.

          • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 8:35 pm

            What do you do with the children?

          • JMichael July 23, 2016, 9:10 pm

            Count your IQ Stephen Von Semenswallow. What comes after the First Amendment? Your correct if you said the Second Amendment! With your IQ you should understand “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” and it’s meaning. Do they not teach that in Massachusetts? Another educated idiot or a dumbass?

  • flintman50 July 22, 2016, 8:12 am

    John Hancock is spinning in his grave…..

    • Taylor July 22, 2016, 9:11 am

      As are Captains John Parker and Issac Davis.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:10 am

        But look at that! George Washington is dancing with joy!

  • Hal Aluya July 22, 2016, 8:06 am

    Mauron Healy’s logic: Guns cause crime and if we take guns away from people who haven’t broken the law yet, then criminals will also not have guns….somehow. Gun-free zones also protect people from criminals, who we’re sure won’t enter “gun-free zones” for some reason. Unless they do…. Which proves the problem is actually law abiding gun owners somehow or another. And that’s why we need more and more gun laws until all the people who obey gun laws can’t have guns any more, which will save us from criminals and crazy people who don’t care about the law.

    • bUSHMASTER0369 July 22, 2016, 9:11 am

      Very well said, thank you for clearing it up for the politicians.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:11 am

      Only a genuine moron would spell moron “Mauron.”

  • Rudy Pattay July 22, 2016, 8:03 am

    Another case of being “outspoken” without being “informed”

  • Ardvark July 22, 2016, 8:02 am

    But a proliferation of communism in many states is perfectly acceptable!

    • WilliamDahl July 22, 2016, 11:02 am

      Back in the old days, it was perfectly acceptable to say, “The only GOOD communist is a DEAD communist”.

      We need to go back to that attitude… And back it up with action… 🙂

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:13 am

        Advocating murder, you swine? Well, at least you’re on record now. I hope your post comes back to bite you in the ass in court someday down the road.

        • Dave Emery July 22, 2016, 7:19 pm

          Count douche bag? Is that you?! Murder? Nobody here would ever advocate murdering anybody. Are you crazy? Kill ’em all, who cares if anybody gets sorted out: I’m advocating pest control. Got ants? What an idiot.

  • Jay July 22, 2016, 7:54 am

    Neo Nazi Liberalism, that breeds misery, intolerance, inequality, division and human suffering that equates the wars we have fought to preserve Americas Freedoms! America is the last vestige of freedom, Are you going to one of the sheeple that let it slip away?

  • Angryvet1973 July 22, 2016, 7:50 am

    Harvard Graduate; just goes to show education does not teach common sense and fosters stupidity!

  • Infidel7.62 July 22, 2016, 7:49 am

    What is a magazine port? I think she is a racist, they are only banned because they are black. Black Rifles Matter.

    • The Observer July 22, 2016, 8:50 am

      That made me chuckle. Thanks. 🙂

  • Steve July 22, 2016, 7:48 am

    Did the Governor sign this into law? I did not know an AG could pass laws?

    • WILLB July 22, 2016, 8:45 am

      The only sensible question or comment on this board so far today. The AG can only interpret the laws enacted by the State Legislature. While it may be illegal (in her opinion), the real test will be does the Court(s) (Federal and State) agree with her.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:13 am

      Learn to read and you won’t be caught off-guard next time…….

  • Pete F July 22, 2016, 7:35 am

    If I read this correctly, firearms described are “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.” . I wonder if law enforcement will still be allowed to purchase a described firearm. If so, is she implying that law enforcement officers are mass murderers? Maybe she will define local law enforcement as ‘military’ and not civilian so they can still purchase but that seems to condone mass murder.

    • barnjoer July 22, 2016, 7:59 am

      Just need to put A stop to Stupid Black people!! If they were at work they would not have time to be shooting Law Officers.

      • BJG July 22, 2016, 9:05 am

        Barnjoer you got that right!

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:15 am

        What about stupid white people? Oh – sorry – I forgot you were a stupid white person

        • Dep July 22, 2016, 12:33 pm

          Last thing Count, I know you’re just toying with the boys here trying to get a rise out of them. But ‘Count’ was a title that could only be transferred by vote in Heidelberg at the time, which was pre WW 2…….so you are evidently a real old bastard but also, did you know what Adolph Hitler’s mothers maiden name was? Yep, Siebenburgen. She changed her name just after WWI because she was concerned for her safety and her bastard sons ambition because she is of Jewish lineage and thus carried the mantle as all Jewish women do, of carrying the faith forward. Mazel Tov! What say you?

          • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 9:39 pm

            You suffer from such gross misinformation. Hitler’s mother was born Klara Pölzl, on 12 August 1860 in Spital, Weitra, Waldviertel, Austrian Empire. She was a Roman Catholic. This is long-established public information.

          • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 11:09 pm

            Also, Heidelburg is in Germany, Siebenburgen was in Austria (it is now in Romania and is called by its original name, Transylvania.) Heidelburg had nothing to do with Austrian nobility. “Count Von Siebenburgen” merely means “a noble from Transylvania.” My father was Count Maximillian von Siebenburgen (1896-1971) and no title was ever “transferred” to me, I was born with it.

    • barnjoer July 22, 2016, 8:02 am

      Just need to put A stop to Stupid Lazy people that won’t work & want our working Tax dollars to pay there way !! If they were at work they would not have time & would be to tired to be shooting Law Officers!!!

  • Pete F July 22, 2016, 7:35 am

    If I read this correctly, firearms described are “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.” . I wonder if law enforcement will still be allowed to purchase a described firearm. If so, is she implying that law enforcement officers are mass murderers? Maybe she will define local law enforcement as ‘military’ and not civilian so they can still purchase but that seems to condone mass murder.

    • barnjoer July 22, 2016, 8:05 am

      If you looked real close just below her hair line, Stupid was written!!

  • Pete F July 22, 2016, 7:34 am

    If I read this correctly, firearms described are “weapons used to commit mass murder,” and that “they have no business being in civilian hands.” . I wonder if law enforcement will still be allowed to purchase a described firearm. If so, is she implying that law enforcement officers are mass murderers? Maybe she will define local law enforcement as ‘military’ and not civilian so they can still purchase but that seems to condone mass murder.

  • Dan July 22, 2016, 7:32 am

    If these are truly “not weapons of self-defense,” but rather “weapons used to commit mass murder,” I assume Healey will also ban their use by all police agencies within her state, as I don’t recall mass murder being part of their job description. These types of weapons are either useful for self defense, or they aren’t. If they aren’t, let’s see the police, and all those agencies protecting various government officials (presumably Healey as well) lead by example and be the first to abandon their use. After all, no police agency faces any criminal not likely to be faced by any one of us, and we don’t have the benefit of back-up just a radio call away. What’s a good weapon for them is a good weapon for us.
    As an expansion on that thought and earlier comments about disarming the Jews before taking them away…. Right now the police are the good guys. But remember, when they did take away the Jews, it was usually the police who came to get them.

  • David July 22, 2016, 7:21 am

    I couldn’t help noticing what appears to be a police chief in uniform on the dais. Make no mistake, the cops want you unarmed too. It’s much easier to subjugate an unarmed population!

    • Seth July 22, 2016, 8:43 am

      Trust and believe the police DO NOT want you unarmed! We are some of the most pro 2A people you will ever find. That said I would never give up my weapons on or off the job, nor would I expect the citizenry to comply with any law that mandated such. I took an oath. It (the Constitution) will always trump any law that contradicts it.

      • Dave Williams July 22, 2016, 9:53 am

        Perhaps “politically appointed liberal police administrators”, then?

      • willowbrook July 22, 2016, 10:49 am

        I am glad to hear that. I’m afraid that not far behind is an internal edict that states “any law enforcement officer that refuses to enforce this law is subject to immediate termination with future pay or any accrued benefits.”

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:16 am

      They could “subjugate” an idiot like you with a paper clip

  • Dan July 22, 2016, 7:14 am

    Outside the fact the law forgets about all the company’s in MA that manufacturers ARs or parts for! Should they not be closed down ? Aren’t they in fact contributing to cause in a effect ? Think of the jobs lost! Who’s going to support those families without jobs now! Really dumb anyway you see it!

    • Dave Williams July 22, 2016, 9:55 am

      Good point. Future production by S&W will not be in their possession before the date specified.

  • Dr. Edward July 22, 2016, 7:07 am

    Surprised no one has started “Black Guns Matter”
    And, just paint the guns a different color. Done.

  • Henry Poussard July 22, 2016, 7:05 am

    Doesn’t the governor have a say in this? And what about G.OA.L. or the NRA, what are they saying or going to do about this?

  • Joe July 22, 2016, 6:59 am

    Heil Hitler….
    Liberalism at it’s lowest bottom feeding level,
    Harvard brainwashed POS…

    • Randy July 22, 2016, 10:03 am

      This is a joke, unarmed citizens with absolutely no way to protect themselves/families is the goal of these bottom feeding liberal bleeding heart panty wearing idiots. They should be exiled from this country as enemies of freedom!!!!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:17 am

      You mother – (you know)

  • Jack July 22, 2016, 6:58 am

    I emailed her office and suggested she ban French refrigerator trucks, as they are VERY dangerous!

    • An1 July 22, 2016, 8:21 am

      Can you post her email – I need to tell her we also need to ban black cars next.

  • chicago76 July 22, 2016, 6:56 am

    The AG knows the problem. It is Muslim terrorism, and yet she blames all Americans. This AG is practicing taqiyyah and intentionally assisting Muslim terrorists just like Obama does by attacking the victims of terrorism for what the Muslim terrorists do.

  • John Sykes July 22, 2016, 6:43 am

    She clearly does not understand guns… she has her head way up her ass

  • PaperPatched July 22, 2016, 6:38 am

    Massachusetts has the Bartley-Fox law that mandates a one year jail term for any unlicensed person caught with an unregistered handgun. Two years ago 1500 people (mostly in Boston) had illegal guns seized by the police. Not one of them spent any time in jail. They were released with a warning to sin no more. If 80% of the crime is committed by the 20% of the population Massachusetts defied the laws of physics and created a perpetual motion machine. Maura Healy is not concerned with crimes committed with guns, she’s drawing attention to herself to run against the Republican Govenor — and Massachusetts has launched more than one President — so beware the Healy.

    • Steve July 22, 2016, 8:24 am

      Exactly!!! Do not talk about types of guns. She refuses to do her job as in the examples above and can hide behind a stance that it is the judicial system letting this folks go but that she CAN arbitrarily ban a product. I want GOAL, NRA, 2a Comm to buck up. Again, do not talk types of guns or features. We need to say, ‘Yes’ this is a gun that kills people (and used in competition, hunting, etc.) and, since it is a good weapon for killing people, it is MY choice for firearm for the purpose of, under 2a and Declaration of Independence, and therefore, you (any gov’t entity or representative) do not have any rights under these two tenants of our society to take away my right, or infringe on my right, to self protection, to own a firearm under 2a.

    • Dr Motown July 22, 2016, 8:53 am

      I suspect a lot of those 1500 people released were known to that stupid black pastor standing next to her. Maybe if the black churches spent more time preaching morality to their congregants, instead of “liberation politics,” the crime rate might go down…

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:19 am

        Racist much?

  • JimMcCarthy July 22, 2016, 6:27 am

    Yet again, the state in their infinite wisdom, denies us our basic rights because some moron from Harvard, who doesn’t know the difference between an assault weapon and a bird hunting weapon, decides she doesn’t like them. Ms Healy I wish you nothing but bad things in your life. It is because by passing this standard, you have just endangered millions of you’re citizens. You fail to see the big picture and you will be put in the same category as Adolph Hitler ( who disarmed Jews ) prior to perpetrating their massacre. You are a criminal.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:20 am

      And you sir are as deranged as the rest of your family

  • Gene Siburn July 22, 2016, 6:13 am

    Just one more ignorant politician blaming guns for their lack of law enforcement. Constantly feeling sorry for “Crazy People” that they permit to go free and enhance the possibility of them going off. Laws like this will never stop people who want a gun from getting one and if they can’t, like the nut in France they can just get a truck and do even more damage.

  • Steven Kaspar July 22, 2016, 6:09 am

    Liberals and Democrats are the biggest threat to our rights,how the hell can some unelected witch with a stroke of her pen ban something because of the way it looks, She’s a traitor and every body else on that stage is a traitor and should be dealt with like any other traitor!

  • Bobby Kirby July 22, 2016, 5:51 am

    Our guns is the only thing keeping other countries at bay as soon as there gone, china will be in our back yard you might want that 30 round clip then ,besides we talked about it for years look what a truck can do when it comes to killing people or even a big knife or shotgun its not the gun its these crazy people.I think if everyone that wanted to tote a gun did these people that are killing people would be dead before they would kill as many as they do an would be scared to pull it out when everyone around that wanted a gun had one ready to shoot him if they felt there life in danger. There are no easy answers but taking GUNS is UNAMERICAN and not what made this country Great lets make this country Great again leave the guns alone we have enough gun laws let the people have true freedom as it was intended. Thank You

    • Victor July 22, 2016, 6:41 am

      You can Bet that any Criminal or Gand Banger will still be able to buy these guns, Any Time They Want

    • R. Moorer July 22, 2016, 7:05 am

      they are not 30 rd.”clips”…they are MAGAZINES!

  • John July 22, 2016, 5:37 am

    Sad just sad

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:21 am

      Yes, and you should prepare to be a lot sadder in the months and years ahead.

  • Joe Deats July 22, 2016, 5:20 am

    They haven’t earned the nickname “massholes” for nothin….if you are a masshole refugee we in Idaho are accepting applications to live here but you have to meet certain criteria like you can’t have voted Democrat, Progressive or Communist in the lest 20 years. You must be willing to allow others to live their lives without the need to pass a law every 5 minutes that bans something they do that bothers you because it’s to “free”.
    You must refrain from trying to tax everything. Any use of the word “social justice” will instantly have you placed on the banned list. You must know the difference between a “clip” and a magazine. You must own a minimum of 5 firearms at all times, at least 3 of the 5 must be larger than 22 caliber. Ownership of and use of a “coexist” bumper sticker is grounds for banishment to Kalifornia, which is the 7th Hell in the ring of unconstitutional geography.
    If you invite family members who are hippie trash to live wth you they to must follow all rules regarding being a citizen of Idaho. If at anytime they use the terms “BLM”, “Social Justice”, “empowered” “self realized” they are vegan or think Soccer is a real sport they will be escorted to the state line and told never to return.
    Good luck in your application to move to a free red state.

    • SteveK July 22, 2016, 6:20 am

      +Joe Deats – Great comment! I especially liked, “…think soccer is a real sport”.

    • David G July 22, 2016, 6:38 am

      Yeah man you’re so hardcore. 😒

    • Rand oneill July 22, 2016, 6:48 am

      Funny stuff!

    • Cyrus July 22, 2016, 7:28 am

      I vote Joe Deats for AG of Massadonia!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:27 am

      Apparently you are the most un-american scum ever to appear on this forum. Of course an impotent, psychotic neo-nazi freak like you would bridle at the mere mention of social justice. Your hate-filled diatribe speaks to a serious mental disorder. Could that be caused by the fact that you never knew who your father was? Or was it simply your mother’s relationship with the 7th Fleet?

      • Dave Emery July 22, 2016, 7:28 pm

        Hi Stephen, this is a site for Americans. Not the site that you were looking for. We don’t have Viagra or penis pumps for you. Maybe your Dr. can fix your low-T. Good luck finding your manhood. Sincerely, America.

        • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 9:42 pm

          stupid, but funny

  • Steve Holsten July 22, 2016, 5:09 am

    I wish some good lady like Mama Bear Sara Palin would whoop this Communist sorry useless Bitch’s ugly stinking ass. This is deliberate infringement of our precious 2nd Amendment. President-Elect Trump will save our precious 2nd Amendment by appointing Pro-Gun Supreme Court Justices. This Idiotic Bitch will be stopped by law then!

    • Jay July 22, 2016, 6:27 am

      Congress makes laws judges don’t. Judges revise the law or overturn law through litigation. Duh.

      • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:27 am

        Duh – you obviously know nothing of the law.

        • cappy102 July 25, 2016, 7:31 pm

          Mr Speilburger…do you ever sleep? How do you find time to respond to all these posts? Do you frequent other forums as well? Do you do meth? Do you have a life? You’re way too high, dude.

  • Robert July 22, 2016, 4:32 am

    When these friggin idiots realize that all these new laws and regulations they want to initiate are already on the books and are just not enforced ,everyone will see this is nothing more than lip service. Wake up, just enforce the laws that are already on the books and quit penalizing the law abiding citizens and put the bad guys in jail and friggin keep them there!!!

    • Rand oneill July 22, 2016, 7:03 am

      Premrditated murder convicted without use of circumstantial evidence deserves $.25 bullet NOT $88, 000 annual COST ON DEATH ROW or million on court appeals.

  • Tomo1948 July 22, 2016, 4:31 am

    Alcohol and tobacco kill, directly and indirectly, many times the number of people killed by firearms. Do not hear anyone talking about banning alcohol or tobacco products! Why is that if the politicians are so concerned about protecting people from gun violence? Why do they not also wish to protect people, especially children, from second hand smoke and alcohol related violence? Other than lobbyists, not logical!

    • Rand oneill July 22, 2016, 7:08 am

      Good questions.
      If U.S. so against gun violence then why are military hardware one of our largest exports. DO FOREIGN LIVES NOT MATTER?

  • Naturalist July 22, 2016, 4:30 am

    I carry where ever I travel and do not concern myself with local laws that do not allow me to protect myself and my family.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:31 am

      And when you’re caught you’ll go to jail, just like you suggest all law-breakers do.

      • Dave Emery July 22, 2016, 7:30 pm

        ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

        • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:28 pm

          Yuk it up, bozo. There are plenty of cells – little laughter……..

          • Naturalist July 24, 2016, 3:10 am

            Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

  • Steve July 22, 2016, 4:00 am

    Typical action taken by a typical liberal that knows what’s best for the rest of us. She has 24/7 protection and a limo to boot. The pity of it is that our founders wouldn’t recognize one of the very states the Revolution began in. She no more understands what an assault rifle is than the man in the moon. No semi auto shotguns? No handguns with removable 10 round magazines? Like Obama she governs by fiat. You people in Mass better wake up and smell the liberals you’ve been putting in office. Why take on the handling of the mentally ill, Islamic extremists and criminals that are the real culprits? They’ll always find a way to kill and maim innocent people. It’s easier to attack the law abiding citizen and manufacturer. The woman is a totalitarian… no, wait a minute. It’s politicians like her the Second Amendment was written to protect us from, but then I’m assuming the good people in Boston et al have read and understand the Bill Of Rights.

  • STEVE July 22, 2016, 3:57 am

    Just another example of the craziness of having to share the same planet with these insane people who think writing on paper will change reality. Enough with the carpeting of the world, just put some damn slippers on your own feet, you crazies!

  • Shannon July 22, 2016, 2:47 am

    Another liberal college elitist diesel dike who thinks she’s GOD. So glad we elect politicians in this country and states who think they can make decisions for thousands to millions of people. Well to the people who live in MA, you elected these dopes, along with Elizabeth Warner…there’s a reason I hate seeing MA plates on cars here…MASS-HOLES

    • Ralph Dixon July 22, 2016, 8:34 am

      Not all of us Mass Holes are damn liberals !! We have an on going battle with these libtards here !! If I didn’t have a business here and family I would get the hell out !! I might anyways !! Taker my business and my tax dollars to a commie free state !! I’m an avid sportsman and love shooting competition trap . I hunt and fish and I support the 2nd amendment . I’m going to vote for Trump and get as many people to do the same as I can !!

  • BMW July 21, 2016, 9:29 pm

    Notice she said black RIFLES, and not AR-15 style weapons? Does that also include hunting rifles and such? Also, another note. I want to personally bitch slap (pardon my english) any person that calls an AR-15 an assault rifle. It isn’t. An assault rifle is defined as a weapon with selective fire between semi-automatic and automatic fire. Not only that but they think AR means assault rifle, it doesn’t, it means ArmaLite Rifle. Jesus. Do some research before you say something stupid. I would most likely be considered just a kid (18) my most of you and I know more than the Massachusetts Atorney General. Wow that’s just damn sad.

  • Kyle gibbons July 21, 2016, 3:21 pm

    How dare you stand up there and say weapons are the reason for these mass shootings, most of them were committed by unstable people with mental health issues, or by Islamic extremists. You took an oath to uphold the constitution. You are a oath breaker and good luck getting votes for next year. No matter what kind of weapon someone buys, it is there rights as an American to have it. You guns grabbers are what is wrong with the world today, instead of addressing the real issue your going after law abiding citizens. Shame on you.

  • Patrick Wickersham July 21, 2016, 2:26 pm

    I just hate when a civil servant completely forgets her place…she won’t even call it a law, she calls it a guidance, with the full penalty of a law, based on her own discretion.

  • Alan July 21, 2016, 2:15 pm

    See you in court for another violation of the 2nd amendment. All gun owners in these states need to band togeather and fight this liberal lie of blaming guns. Time to remove and stop electing all left wing nut idiots that cant use common sense. According to manufactures information there are 5-8 Million AR-R15’s legally in the hands of USA Citizens, less then 1/10th of 1% of those guns have been used in crimes but they want to punish all of us for having a “copy” or stop us from wanting to buy one? NO, Let the USA Spring begin.

  • DOUG July 21, 2016, 7:50 am

    COMUNISM 101!!!!!

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 22, 2016, 11:33 am

      You’d better try Spelling 101 first

  • Christian July 21, 2016, 6:13 am

    The whole time I was waiting that the police officer on the right would throw his gun away, as this would be the only logical reason for him to do, if all those people standing there are so badly against guns. So, I was surprised when he did not but even started to speak as well.

    They mentioned murdered police officers, killed by assault rifles. What if, after the ban, police officers are now being killed with kitchen knives, shall these then be forbidden too? Or what about giving them such a bad punch with your fist into their face that they die because of it as well? Forbidding hands and order every law abiding citizen that their hands shall be cut off, while only the criminals have hands left? Or what about if someone crushes the head of someone with a simple rock? Shall we then forbid rocks too? Sorry guys, but this is such a crap logic that I cannot even find the right words for this to express my anger.

    I do feel for the man, whose son died in an early school shooting but remember a school shooting that followed 7 years later: Columbine. Eric and Dylan never bought the guns themselves, but have sent a female friend to buy them legally at a gun show and the Tec-9 they bought from a non-law abiding citizen. It is simple as that. Making the access to guns for the law-abiding citizens, that want to defend themselves and their families, harder in general, won’t stop mass shootings at all. My friend wants a gun but he is still a minor/doesn’t have a license etc.? No problem, I am already an adult and I have the right to buy guns so I go and buy one myself and give it to my friend later. It is simple as that. And by the way, the guns they’ve used at Columbine were already semi-automatic, so if you guys are not careful, they ban ALL the semi-automatic guns soon too. This is not just about assault rifles guys! This is about your freedom in the 2nd amendment in general!

    If they are so much against assault weapons in general, why don’t they have the guts to take all the guns away from the American army and tell them to fight ISIS and all the others with bubble guns or some nice and friendly “liberal” exchange of vocal arguments? Maybe that will show those terrorists that misuse Gods name for killing others! Oh God, can’t the whole American civilization see what this “leftist” crap is all about?

    By the way, about Southland district attorney Dan Conley (not sure if I wrote his name right, sorry!), let’s take a look at his first statement in this video at 11:33:

    “Study after study has shown that gun laws work. And here in Massachusetts where firearm fatalities are among the lowest in the nation, our gun laws save lives.”

    Yeah right Mr. Conley, tell this to the citizens of Chicago or to all the dead teachers and children of school shootings that had NOTHING to defend themselves! Maybe if your children would have been victims of such a shooting you would understand how wrong your statement is. But hey, that is the “liberal” logic: Try to get your hands into something you have never been involved to and which you cannot understand a bit but you suddenly believe that you can make it all soooo much better! I spit on that!

    It is really funny, instead of seeing the shooter as the perpetrator, they see the guns he/she used as the factor. Don’t these people understand how MUCH it needs to bring those young people, that have NEVER been born like that, this down so the only reason out of their mess these poor persons see is to kill others and then themselves? Guns are the smallest factor in this topic. Bullying at school, the huge problems in our western societies as well as psychological problems that continue to rise in numbers are much more important factors. Take the problem at its root and not at the smallest leaf of the tree!

    By the way, I try to follow the American news as much as I can but I think that Mrs. Healey has told you guys some lies in the video:

    Right at 1:00: “Whose sister Shannon was killed by an assault weapon.” HAHA, right Mrs. Healey, as if the gun suddenly came to life by itself and started to shoot at Shannon all by itself. How stupid do you think the people are? It is the perpetrator that pulled the trigger who killed Shannon and not the gun itself! Get this into your head before start talking!

    And here is another one at 2:12: “Every day you, should know, 90 people in this country die (by) the hand of a gun (and) another 200 more are injured.” Again, Mrs. Healey, not by the hand of a gun but by the hand of the bad guy that pulled the trigger! And I suspect that most of these cases are suicides and attempted suicides, as this is also a high factor in the 33,000 that died in the USA by gun violence in just one year. Most of them are plain suicides, yet the lying press is hiding this fact.

    And of course the same statement continues without a break: “There were more mass shootings last year than actual calendar days.” LIE! I never saw so many mass shootings in the news happening. If this would be the case, then the USA would already be a warzone, which the Asian-American woman (her name is Poe… something, I didn’t understand her family name) denies short to the end in the video. And Poe, just to live close to Sandy Hook doesn’t mean that you are suddenly an expert about school shootings and it does not allow you to speak AGAINST the 2nd amendment of rights! And Mrs. Healey, remember that just because one guy shoots at himself or at just one other person, whatever the reason is, you cannot call this a mass shooting to support your lying propaganda and your own wrong political goals!

    What you guys do is to destroy the safety in the USA by taking the guns away from law-abiding citizens and at the same time strengthen the criminals because they always will get their hands on guns from the black market. But I have my hope in something: I hope that in November the American people will leave you a stern message for this, right inside the voting cabins in this country! Because the blood of all the innocent of school and mass shootings are on the hands of these so called “liberals”. They were ruling the USA now for 8 years, yet, although they hunt and hate guns so much, it is their political time, since president Obama has been elected, where the shootings have finally become out of hand! It is the fault of the democrats and the blood of all the children and other people that died by gun violence is on their hands as they take the tools for defense away from the hands of the law-abiding citizens that only want to defend themselves and their beloved families from the mess you “democrats” have created!

    Thank you for allowing me to write down my anger to this topic once again.

    • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 1:30 pm


      • Christian July 23, 2016, 5:10 pm

        Hey Mr. Count (or shall I write Mr. Troll?), if you are so upset/bored/whatever about my and all the other peoples opinions then may I ask what the hell you are in fact doing at I’m sure there are better forums for you where you don’t have to deal with us, as we are surely all just stupid idiots in your belief. Get happy with Hillary if you want and become one of the payed folks that have to cheer for her when she is doing one of her infamous anti-gun speeches again. If your ancestors, the ones that fought and died for your freedom to say what you want, to have guns if you want etc., just knew what their grandchildren would raise so many years later…..

        • Count Stephen von Siebenburgen July 23, 2016, 9:52 pm

          I am here because I happen to love guns. Always did. But I recognized that the majority of today’s Americans are not responsible citizens, but rather a rabble, with an infestation of multi-various immigrants who have no intention of EVER assimilating or respecting noble democratic norms. I believe that the day of the responsible American citizen soldier is over, and thanks to an irresponsible press, self-serving politicians and corrupt religions, the America we knew and loved is, in fact, long dead. And that insane fraud, Trump isn’t going to resurrect it either. SOOO, today’s denizens of the former “Land of the free” should NOT have assault rifles – they can’t be trusted, they are not responsible citizens, and that particular interpretation of that constitution right is no longer sensible.

          • Christian July 24, 2016, 4:47 am

            Finally, a non-insulting comment from you on this page. If you can express your thoughts so clearly then why you haven’t done this before on this blog but just insult all the people at first? It would help your credibility a lot if you would have done different in the first place. Anyway, I have had some nice discussions on with some people and I honestly never saw that you couldn’t trust them with guns. I do believe that, when reading this entry first, most people are very upset and of course express their anger on this website immediately and therefore some of them might be full with misspellings too. This happens everywhere in the world and in every language. I saw it a lot on too many webpages. Just take a look on the same person and record him/her if he/she talks calm and then record him/her when he/she talks with a huge amount of anger. To me that is just natural.

            Anyway, if you can choose for Hillary or Trump, do you have any option (independents never stood a chance in America) if you want to keep your guns? You write that most shouldn’t have assault rifles because they cannot be trusted. Well, remember Virginia Tech? Cho had two pistols only but an ill brain. Columbine: Just one 9mm semi-automatic rifle, rest were two shotguns and one 9mm Tec-9. No assault rifles. Charleston church shooting: A pistol in the hands of a white supremacist. A mass murderer or ill-minded bad guy will always find a way, no matter how much you want to forbid. Take a look to Munich right now. That boy used a pistol and the ID number on it has been scratched out, which means that gun was illegal. Or let’s take other German shootings. Erfurt 2002: shotgun, Winnenden 2009: pistol. I could continue like that worldwide as well but I think you get the idea. Criminals will always get their hands on all kinds of guns. That is why they are criminals because they do not want to obey the law and they give a damn about the decisions of politicians. Again, you don’t need to have assault rifles to commit a mass murder. If you are a gun-owner yourself, as I guess because you’ve stated that you love guns, then you should know this even better than I do.

            I don’t say that Trump would be the best of the best, in fact it is his senators you will vote for and from what I saw so far they are dependable, but Hillary and her democrats would be the complete downfall. Not just for the 2nd amendment but in all other aspects too. You say that American religion is corrupt, there is an irresponsible self-press etc.? Well, Obama is, just like Hillary, a democrat and he as well as his senators had an enormous time of 8 years to do something about it. In fact, all the shootings and crisis in America have started to break out rapidly since Obama took office. I do believe that America is tired of Obama, as well as of the democrats and all what was going on since 8 years. Vote for whom you want to represent you and believe into whom you want. That is your right and freedom the USA was built upon but accept the fact that this is still a democracy and therefore you will meet a lot of people, like supporters of Trump, that do not share your beliefs. I would even go this far as to say that Hillary, if she would know you herself, won’t like the fact that you love and maybe even keep guns. Again, she said it herself: The supreme court is wrong on the 2nd amendment after it stated that the 2nd amendment stands for the self-defense for every American citizen and therefore for the right to keep and bear arms. So how else could we interpret her saying? Shall the people stop defending themselves when some bloodlusty maniac enters their homes? That is not an option, if you ask me. So much about that and this alone is already, in my personal opinion, a reason for every law-abiding American to not vote for the democrats in November.

  • Steve Day July 21, 2016, 3:27 am

    Quote: 88

    Funny how the same device is a defensive or peace keeping tool when in the hands of their State Police Gestapo lookalikes, yet suddenly become a tool for “mass murder” when in the hands of a mere “civilian”.

    It’s appalling that civilian police forces believe they are military rather than civilians. It helps with the “Us vs. Them” mentality when it comes to loading the local taxpayers into boxcars I suppose!

    A couple of photos. Many more are available on Google…

    7/6/2016 – Man steals AR-15 from State Police vehicle:
    Photo shows body armor and suppressor equipped AR-15, apparently for “mass murdering civilians” (paraphrased)…

    Photo of Massachusetts State “Mass Murderer” aiming AR-15 out of the turret of an armored vehicle at “Civilian” scum.

  • hutch July 20, 2016, 11:56 pm

    This is idiotic. Doesn’t this bimbo know that murder is a state of mind not guns. I for one will hide all my illegal guns and not worry about the legal ones. My suggestion is get yourself several black powder guns as they are not registered and will put just as big a hole as a center fire any day of the week. Just don’t be stupid about it, just quietly go about your business.

    • Naturalist July 22, 2016, 4:27 am

      One can legally purchase without an FFL cylinders that will fit inot Black Powder Gun frames and theyaccept conventional modern smokeless powder cartridges.

    • Ken Sparrow July 22, 2016, 8:37 am

      Correct and 50 cal will put a big hole in your ass. You could add some of the top of the line air guns rifle. You can get some of these with a silencer shipped directly to you home with out going through a FFL and background check. This idiot might want to look at what the shooter used in Dallas. It was a WW II SKS with a fixed mag. This has to be loaded with stripper clip of only 10 rounds. If the shooter in Dallas had a Remington 700 series in 308, 7mm, 8mm or 30/06 with a scope there would have been not 5 dead but most likely all would have been dead. Depending on the ca ridge it will hold 1+ 3, 4, 5. then again just get a truck and make a run at the cops that were on each side of the protestors. That seemed to work very well.

  • Scott July 20, 2016, 11:16 pm

    AG Healey has just spent millions of taxpayer dollars to defend oncoming lawsuits. These lawsuits WILL prove this move unconstitutional and illegal. Shortly, the residents of MA will be able to purchase all AR style rifles. Unfortunately, they will also be stuck with all the legal bills. When will our appointed officials start working for the people and quit wasting their time and our money on personal vendettas?

  • Robert Donovan July 20, 2016, 8:57 pm

    Electric knives will be next!

  • Jeff Charlton July 20, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Will you be banning trucks and possibly all other vehicles since they’re used to run over people, as we all saw on the news? Maybe just the ones that look like that truck? You people are idiots!

  • Lynn July 20, 2016, 6:39 pm

    Do you have any plan to stop the criminals who obtain guns illegally? Probably NOT!!!!! AS ALWAYS, go after the legal, law abiding citizens because they are the easy ones to go after! This world is SO FUCKED UP!!!!!!! Always going after the people who did nothing wrong. Going after the inanimate objects, since they committed the crime, instead of going after the criminal himself. Oh wait, this is all being done by Obama and Hillary so they can both get what they want when Obama declares martial law! Smarten up America!!!!! Find a way to go after the CRIMINALS, NOT the law abiding citizens who have done everything legally!!!!!!

    • Chris Baker July 26, 2016, 11:29 pm

      It took me several minutes to see any difference other than the magazine. I finally figured out that the flash suppressor is missing from the right hand version. Why is it heavier? I don’t have a clue. Why is the stock longer back to the shoulder rest? Is she discriminating against people with short arms?

      I hope none of those folks behind her have a gun. That evil gun might just jump out of the holster on it’s own and shoot some people.

      It all comes down to the whole point of the liberals and their gun control laws. The point is not in any way to control crime, it’s not to control guns, it’s to control citizens who might get uppity and vote them out of office.

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