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Screw The Facts & Stats: Our ‘Feels’ Say A Gun Ban Will Work This Time

Mass­a­chu­setts — Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mau­ra Healey stepped up the ban on mil­i­tary-look­ing rifles yes­ter­day, prompt­ing licensed gun enthu­si­asts to flood gun shops on what they believed might be the last day to buy AR-style guns here.

Healey issued a notice to all gun sell­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers in Mass­a­chu­setts ban­ning guns which appear like the Colt AR-15 and the Kalish­nikov AK-47, but have been altered by man­u­fac­tur­ers to con­form to Mass­a­chu­setts’ ban on adjustable stocks, high-capac­i­ty mag­a­zines and oth­er fea­tures. An esti­mat­ed 10,000 so-called “copy­cat” assault weapons were sold in Mass­a­chu­setts last year alone, Healey’s office said.

The gun indus­try has open­ly defied our laws here in Mass­a­chu­setts for near­ly two decades,” Healey said. “That ends today. We have a moral and legal respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure that com­bat-style weapons are off our streets and out of the hands of those who would use them to kill inno­cent peo­ple.

Cyn­di Roy-Gon­za­lez, spokes­woman for Healey, said the office did not con­sid­er how many shoot­ings in Mass­a­chu­setts have been car­ried out with assault-style rifles, but insist­ed the ban is an effec­tive anti-vio­lence mea­sure.

Accord­ing to FBI sta­tis­tics, rifles of any vari­ety were used in just two of the Bay State’s 779 mur­ders in the past five years, which were main­ly car­ried out with hand­guns. In that same peri­od, hands and feet were cit­ed as the mur­der weapon 35 times.

Full Sto­ry Here: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_politics/2016/07/maura_healey_steps_up_ban_on_military_looking_rifles

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