Bill: MA HD 135
Sponsor(s): Rep. David Paul Linsky (D-5)
Position: Strongly Oppose
Summary: Mandates Universal Background Checks
If passed, MA HD 135 would require all private transfers of firearms to be conducted by an FFL at their primary place of business. HD 135 would authorize the FFL to charge up to $25 per sale or transfer. The penalty for failing to comply with HD 135’s universal background check requirement would be a minimum $10,000 fine, up to 20 years in state prison, or 2.5 years in the house of correction.
Universal background checks are unconstitutional, invading individual privacy and serving as a barrier to the right to keep and bear arms. From a practical perspective, they don’t reduce crime, but they do increase government spending and cost for private individuals.
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