OK, apparently there WAS a beginning of how the Airsoft/BB-Pellet Gun/Paintball-Killing House Bill 3476 came to be. What appeared to be a fast-track of the bill through the Statehouse on Beacon Hill was derailed and send back to committee on Wednesday, partly through the efforts of pro-gun groups including Gun Owners Action League/GOAL…and a bunch of our fellow-‘softers up-North, SISU MILSIM & ROB from FUBAR Airsoft and his guys included.
But, the fast-track-trickery DID have some ‘sunlight’ that was missed in the big run-up to this week’s continuing drama….in a hearing covered back on January 7th by WBZ-TV in Boston. And, we finally get to see and hear from the “proponents” of H-3476, including the bill’s sponsor…and Boston’s police commissioner BILL EVANS. You remember…the guys who told people to stay indoors/shelter in place after the Marathon Bombings as they “kept Bostonians safe” by forcible armed WARRANTLESS SEARCHES of private homes and businesses in the aftermath of the Marathon Bombings. Yea, do you trust them to protect your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in our current situation? This “JOURNALISTIC HIT PIECE” VIDEO…where we never actually hear from an opponent, BTW!…is infuriating!
NOW…Lawmakers bill-author DAN CULLINANE (D—of course he is) and 7 co-sponsors are trying to “just do SOMETHING” because inaction isn’t good enough.
CLICK EITHER PIC to watch the video,…get even MORE MAD that you already are, and start lighting up the phone lines, e-mail inboxes and get ready for ROUND TWO. This time we all need to CRUSH THESE LAWS once and for all!
BEARING ARMS also posted up a GREAT Op-Ed piece that might set your mind straight before your actually watch WBZ’s (highly slanted) “report.” Thanks for the ‘scary’ anchor pitch, too….CLICK THAT BANNER TO READ AND GET MAD!