by Tim Brown
As we have made mention of before, our Declaration of Independence defined clearly that our rights come from God and those rights are unalienable. However, in the federal government and in many states, lawmakers think they are authorized to write laws that infringe on the unalienable rights of their citizens. The latest example is Massachusetts. Governor Deval Patrick signed a new, sweeping gun bill into law last week that could be picked up by other states, which grossly oversteps the bounds of government in the restriction of firearms, and citizens need to be made aware of what is going on so that they can stand up for their rights.
The sweeping new measure, effective immediately, is the first of its kind in the country. It most notably allows Massachusetts law enforcement officials the ability to withhold a firearm identification (FID) card from a resident who poses a threat to public safety. Before Patrick signed the bill on Wednesday, police chiefs could only prohibit someone from obtaining a license for a handgun, not for a rifle or shotgun. The chiefs now have 90 days to appear in court to defend their reasoning for the denial of a license to a certain individual.
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