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BILL: Don’t Let Healey Regulate Guns

State House News Ser­vice

BOSTON — Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mau­ra Healey would be stripped of her author­i­ty to reg­u­late firearms under a bill filed Fri­day after­noon by the state Sen­ate minor­i­ty leader.

Sen. Bruce Tarr, R-Glouces­ter, filed his “act to pro­tect due process and strength­en pub­lic safe­ty” 12 days after Healey announced her office would step up enhance­ment of the state’s 1998 assault-weapons ban on what she described as “copy­cat” guns that are sim­i­lar in con­struc­tion to banned guns or have inter­change­able key parts.

Healey’s announce­ment was praised by anti-vio­lence advo­cates and mem­bers of the state’s Con­gres­sion­al del­e­ga­tion, but was met with swift back­lash from gun own­ers who inter­pret­ed the move as an over­reach that cir­cum­vent­ed the leg­isla­tive process.

It’s very insid­i­ous, what she did, and as far as we’re con­cerned it’s a clear abuse of pow­er,” Gun Own­ers’ Action League Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Jim Wal­lace said Fri­day.

GOAL plans a lob­by day today, the penul­ti­mate day of for­mal leg­isla­tive ses­sions for the year, and in a Fri­day newslet­ter urged mem­bers to con­tact law­mak­ers in sup­port of Tarr’s leg­is­la­tion.

Tarr’s office con­firmed Fri­day after­noon that the bill had been filed, with Repub­li­can Sens. Don­ald Huma­son of West­field, Ryan Fattman of Web­ster and Patrick O’Connor of Wey­mouth as cospon­sors. A Tarr aide said he expect­ed addi­tion­al law­mak­ers to sign on to the bill.

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