BAN MANUFACTURE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS IN BAY STATE

By Bob Katzen

A bill filed by Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton) would prohibit the in-state manufacturing of assault weapons that are banned in Massachusetts except for sales to the military or law enforcement.

“We often speak proudly of our tough gun laws in Massachusetts, including our ban on assault weapons,” said Creem. “However, we can no longer ignore the fact that assault weapons built here in Massachusetts are being exported and used to murder our fellow citizens and law enforcement officers in other states. These weapons increase the likelihood of multiple murders. They are designed for military use, and do not belong in the hands of civilians. We have banned them from being sold here in Massachusetts and now we need to acknowledge our further responsibility to reduce gun violence by prohibiting their manufacture.”

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