An email from the Brady Campaign to Collect Donations:
The corporate gun lobby literally capitalizes on fear after every mass shooting, to spread irrational mistrust of people of color, stoke fears of terrorism, and raise the specter of jack booted thugs coming “to take their guns.” In fact, stock prices for the two largest gunmakers in the country soared the day after June’s tragic Orlando shooting, which killed 49 people. And at the RNC last night, the NRA once again tried to scare the hell out of Americans just to sell more guns.Yep, those racist, greedy, capitalist gun companies and their NRA cronies.
In an op-ed from the AG of Mass. :
The directive specifically outlines two tests to determine what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” of a prohibited weapon. If a gun’s operating system is essentially the same as that of a banned weapon, or if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, it’s a “copy” or “duplicate,” and it is illegal. Assault weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way to make their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.So they know an 'assault weapon' when they see one by any definition they make up at the time. Effectively banning a huge percentage of firearms by even the most conservative definitions of the above.
All the while these same politicians are protected by the weapons they want banned from civilians.
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