Tag: Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Guidelines For Doctors Talking to Patients About Guns

The doctor is supposed to take responsibility on bringing up the issue.

The Huffington Post published an article about how the state of Massachusetts is creating guidelines to help doctors talk to patients about guns. I didn't know this before reading the article, but apparently Florida tried to pass a policy called Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA),…
Ruger AR-556 State Compliant

Ruger Introduces State Compliant AR-556

Legal for sale in several states.

On March 17, 2017, Ruger announced the Ruger AR-556. This version of their semiautomatic rifle weapon meets standards making it legal for sale in Colorado and Maryland, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. The new gun lacks some of the features of the AR-15 which make…
Massachusetts Sued Over Gun Laws

Massachusetts Sued Over Gun Laws

NRA and activists sue the state for being too strict.

Massachusetts has some of the most strict gun laws in the country. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey last year implemented a ban on guns that are made to look like AR-15s. Before that, ARs were banned in 1998. The lawsuit seeks to make Healey's "copycat…
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Should Schools Give Students Active Shooter Training?

They teach kids about earthquakes and tornadoes.

Do you think schools should give students active shooter training? They already hold fire drills. Depending on the part of the country, schools may give earthquake drills or tornado drills (which is what I grew up getting) along with the standard fire drills. So why…
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Mass. Attorney General Questions Remington and Glock Safety Features

Healey scrutinizes major gun manufacturers in probe

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has safety concerns over guns manufactured by Remington Arms and Glock. She wants to further investigate firearms she deems “prone to accidental discharge." She wonders if the gun makers knew about the defects but failed to correct them, Boston Globe…
Massachusetts Sued Over Gun Laws

Smith & Wesson Donates $500,000 to Group Fighting Massachusetts Law

In response to Attorney General's crackdown on "copycat assault weapons"

In response to the Massachusetts Attorney General's crackdown on "copycat assault weapons" that we published about in this post called "Massachusetts Gun Dealers Feeling Assault Weapon Crackdown," gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson announced yesterday that they were donating $500,000 to the US's largest gun industry…