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1/18/13 Action Alert Sent to GOAL Members

Attention GOAL Members,

Our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms is under attack on many fronts.
Governor Deval Patrick, Representative David Linsky (D) Natick, and many others are in the process of, or already have filed new legislation which will severely restrict our second amendment rights while doing NOTHING to solve any real issues.

Once again our state legislators are committing "Blame and Punishment" of Massachusetts gun owners.
Among the many things our legislators are proposing:

•    10 round magazines loaded with more than 7 rounds, punishable by more than two years in jail.
•    Magazines containing more than 10 rounds, punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
•    Potential confiscation of lawfully purchased long guns and high capacity magazines (greater than 10 round capacity).
•    A complete ban on semi-automatic rifles with certain cosmetic features. (AR type rifles)
•    Up to 2 ½ years in jail for receiving more than 1 gun or magazine in a 30-day period.
•    Mandatory large capacity guns storage at gun clubs instead of in home.
•    Lawful private sales recorded on FA-10 forms will no longer be allowed.
•    Ban "high power" ammunition. (there's been no definition provided as to what that is)
•    Expanding local licensing authorities discretion to deny or restrict licenses to all guns including FID cards.
•    Mandatory insurance for all firearms owners. (see link for more info)
•    New proposed sales tax aimed at firearms/ammo purchase. (this has not been clarified)
•    Mental and physical health waivers to be signed upon applying for a gun license
•    Creating new crimes of assault with a firearm that requires no physical action by the lawful possessor

How to take action - what to do:

Today! Tomorrow! Every Day! Call - email - write:
Governor Deval Patrick: Phone: (617) 725-4005 or (888) 870-7770 (in state) Fax: (617) 727-9725.

Every person that reads this should phone/fax him daily! You can also e-mail him by using the form on this page.

Your state rep and state senator's office: http://www.malegislature.gov/People/FindMyLegislator
Tell them the Governor's bill and Rep. Linsky's new control legislation will do nothing to stop crime, or lower crime statistics, it will only continue to heap punishment on law abiding gun owners by further restricting and controlling what we can lawfully purchase, possess and do.

Urge them to stop the punishment of law abiding gun owners of Massachusetts.

When writing: Be brief, polite, and to the point. Use your own words - form letters etc.. don't get nearly the attention that a personalized short note gets!