Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, two hundred and forty years later:
- There are 33 steps that you must go through to purchase a handgun
- You can't have more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition without a permit
- There is an approved list of firearms that can be legally sold in Massachusetts
- You can't buy a handgun unless you have a carry permit
- Carry permits are issued on a "may issue" basis which means that the police chief gets to decide if you are allowed to defend yourself (hint: you generally won't be allowed)
- You can only own "high capacity" (more than ten rounds) magazines or firearms if you have the right kind of carry permit AND the firearm is on the approved list
- "Assault" weapons are basically banned. Keep in mind that "assault weapons", as defined by the media, the anti-gun left, and Massachusetts, are not actually assault weapons. They are commonly available semi-automatic actions which are installed in a rifle with certain cosmetic features such as collapsible stocks, flash suppressors, pistol grips, and detachable magazines
This is only a quick synopsis based on a speed review of the GOAL website and some of the Massachusetts state government websites on gun ownership. Fortunately for me my father left Boston 45 years ago and I didn't have to grow up in a totalitarian state.
Freedom, baby. Happy Anniversary, Massachusettsians. Do you even remember why you fought those battles?
Thanks to No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money for pointing out this anniversary.