H.1296 Will Stop Ad Hoc Attacks On the 2A In Massachusetts – Please Call Your State Legislators Today – Urge Them To Sign On To Rep Miceli’s Letter
State Representative James Miceli has written a letter to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, urging them to vote favorably on his bill, H.1296 “An Act Relative To Constitutional Rights”.
This important legislation creates a new section of law that provides a presumption that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right in Massachusetts.
For many years Massachusetts’ courts and law enforcement entities have been confused due to the state’s poorly written laws. With a clearly defined presumption of rights, lawful citizens will be saved unnecessary harassment. Likewise the courts and law enforcement will no longer waste time and resources on lawful citizens who are simply exercising their civil rights.
H.1296 also provides protections against other government entities in the state from passing laws and regulations restricting Second Amendment rights. This helps avoid a potential patchwork of laws across the Commonwealth that causes confusion.
Today, please call your Massachusetts State Senator and Representative, urge them to support Representative Miceli’s H.1296 by adding their signature to Representative Miceli’s letter to the Public Safety Committee. They need to contact Rep Miceli’s office directly to do this. A large showing of support for this important bill will help ensure it’s passage through the house, senate, and various committees, before arriving at the Governors Desk.
SECTION 1. Chapter 140 shall be amended by inserting the following section:-
Section 120A. No county, municipality, township or other community entity within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may enact, pass or enforce any law, ordinance or regulation concerning the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of firearms, antique firearms, ammunition or ammunition components.
The right to keep and bear arms as an individual civil right shall be presumed to exist in all matters regarding the ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of firearms, antique firearms, ammunition or ammunition components unless expressly prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.