National Association for Gun Rights Publishes Travel Advisory for State of Massachusetts

On July 11, 2023, the National Association for Gun Rights published a Travel Advisory for gun owners to and within Massachusetts as  a response to the State Legislature’s 140 page bill, House Docket 4420. HD 4420 is a vast gun control bill that would prohibit more guns than any current law on the books in the United States.

NAGR listed off some of the provisions featured in the bill:

* Updates the state definition of “Assault-style firearm” to ban almost all semiautomatic firearms.
* Bans concealed carry of firearms at private businesses unless expressly permitted.
* Retroactive compulsory registration of all firearms.
* Registration of all firearms magazines/feeding devices, no grandfathering.
* Requires all feeding devices/magazines to have a serial number.
* Ban for anyone under age 21 from buying or carrying a semi-automatic shotgun or rifle.
* Lays out compulsory “safe storage” requirements.
* Changes the definition of firearm to include stun guns.
* Puts more regulations on firearms dealers.

“This is probably the biggest and worst package of gun control regulation I have ever seen, and that is saying a lot. A ban on almost all guns, registration of every gun and magazine in the state (old and new) and a de facto ban on firearms carry are in the bill. Massachusetts just secured top position as the most hostile state in the union to gun owners,” declared Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “That is why NAGR is issuing a Travel Advisory for all gun owners within the state or thinking of traveling to the state.”

“Your gun rights and your freedom are at serious risk in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you live there you might want to pack your bags and if you are thinking of traveling there, you need to reconsider,” commented Brown.

NAGR called on its members to contact members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to manifest their opposition to HD 4420.

NAGR’s legal arm, the National Foundation for Gun Rights filed a lawsuit (Capen v. Healey) back in September 2022, taking on Massachusetts’s current prohibition on “assault weapons” and standard-capacity magazines.

The NAGR lawsuit contends that the Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban infringes on the 2022 Supreme Court decision handed down in the NYSRPA V. Bruen case, which proclaimed that gun control laws must find their justification in the Second Amendment’s history, text, and tradition .

Massachusetts is one of the most anti-gun states in the Union. According to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners, Massachusetts is ranked in 47th place. This is a state where the right to bear arms dies. Such a travel advisory is very necessary. 

If anything, Massachusetts gun owners should receive an advisory  about how they should move to red states if they want to enjoy any semblance of gun rights.

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