Northborough, Massachusetts – September 2, 2016 – GOAL seeks all public records pertaining to Healey’s politically motivated attack on law abiding gun owners.
This morning the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts announced that they have filed a FOIA request for all public records pertaining to Attorney General Maura Healey’s controversial new interpretation of Massachusetts gun laws she announced announced on July 20, 2016.
“Since 1994 everyone understood the laws and abided by them. The federal government (BATFE), the state government (EOPSS), the manufacturers, the family business retailers and the families that purchased firearms. What is clear to everyone is that the only person who did not understand the law was, in fact, Attorney General Maura Healey,” said Jim Wallace Executive Director of GOAL. “With everyone else on the same page and having a clear understanding of the law, we want all of the information in her possession, which shows everyone else has been wrong for over two decades and she is right. Further, we are asking for information she may have on why this new brand of gun she has invented is a proven public safety threat in the hands of lawful citizens in the Commonwealth. We are confident that the records will show that she is deliberately misinterpreting the law.”
The FOIA requests all public records as defined in 950 C.M.R. 32.03 and includes among other things; all sketches, drawings, statistics, operating instructions, manufacturers pamphlets, warnings, catalogs, correspondence, emails, memoranda, research, telephone notes, calendars, newspaper articles, studies, committee reports, statistics, police reports, audio and/or video news reports and other documents and/or electronic, computer or printed data generated by or obtained from many state and federal agencies and other offices including; the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), Massachusetts State Police or any other federal, state or municipal law enforcement organization or agency, Everytown For Gun Safety, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Democratic National Committee, or other organization promoting firearms restrictions and/or gun control measures, Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, or the public safety committees of the Massachusetts Senate and/or Massachusetts House of Representatives, staff counsel within the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, the office of any other attorney general of any state or territory of the United States or any attorney, firearms experts or consultants and other individuals.