Massachusetts gun laws

New England News
6:10 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Mass. Gun Law Seen As Solid Compromise

Governor Deval Patrick signed the gun legislation Wednesday at the State House.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed new gun legislation into law Wednesday. It's being praised by both gun rights activists and gun control advocates as a good compromise.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Groups React To Mass. Speaker's Gun Legislation

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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled long-awaited gun legislation. The bill is a compilation of more than 60 pieces of legislation filed at the beginning of the legislative session weeks after the December 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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New England News
4:53 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Mass. House Speaker Unveils Gun Legislation

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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled long-awaited legislation designed to further tighten the state's already strict gun laws. The bill mirrors many recommendations made by a task force that was created after the December 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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New England News
4:35 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Group Critical Of Mass. Task Force Report On Guns

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An organization representing Massachusetts gun owners is criticizing a new report by a task force that examined state gun laws, saying most of the panel's recommendations would put more burdens on law-abiding citizens.

The Gun Owners Action League, or GOAL, released a critique Tuesday of the report issued by the task force created by House Speaker Robert DeLeo after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

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New England News
3:46 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Report: Mass. Needs To Tighten Up Its Gun Laws

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BOSTON (AP) — A task force examining the state's gun laws says Massachusetts should require background checks for most private firearms sales, increase penalties for failing to report lost or stolen guns and tighten regulations on rifle ownership.

The panel created by House Speaker Robert DeLeo in the aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., released its report on Monday.

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New England News
12:38 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

MA Lawmakers Optimistic For Gun Legislation In 2014

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One year after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Massachusetts has not joined neighboring New York and Connecticut in passing gun control legislation.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Massachusetts Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Gun Bills

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The state legislature in Massachusetts is inching closer to acting on new gun laws more than six months after the school shooting in Newtown Connecticut.  A legislative committee is holding a series of public hearings around the state this summer.

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New England News
7:09 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Mass. Lawmakers Weigh Gun Bills

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Massachusetts lawmakers are still grappling with dozens of gun-related bills more than six months after the shooting deaths of 20 first-graders and six educators in neighboring Connecticut.

Some of the bills include sweeping gun control measures like a bill proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Other bills are more targeted, including measures to study whether GPS locators should be installed in guns and whether the state should create a Gun Offender Registry Board.

Not all the proposals are aimed at limiting access to guns.

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