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Concealed Carry

   Dear Representative DeMacedo: On May 6, 2009, Governor D. Patrick submitted for the House to consider, a bill entitled “An Act To Reduce Firearm Violence”. In the governors first paragraph he states; ‘We simply cannot allow violence with illegal guns to continue’, next he claims that his proposal tackles the problem of violence and illegal firearm possession in several ways:* It shrinks the supply of illegal guns by limiting gun buyers to one firearm per month.

   Really. Mr. DeMacedo, in case you missed what that last sentence just said, by limiting LEGAL gun buyers to one firearm per month he feels he is limiting illegal guns! So legal permit holders are all criminals? In his mind, we are the perceived crime problem?! I understand that politicians do not like to read a bill, they vote first and read it later, but in this case could you convince people to read this one first? Maybe you and others could ask the governor to explain how limiting me, and all those I associate with, and all those they associate with, and so forth and so on, (you get the picture), we want to know how this bill will deter one criminal from committing a gun crime? We would really like to know.

   News flash! Criminals have no gun permits, do not go into, cannot go into gun stores to buy guns, but all your law abiding constituents, (you know, people who vote) with permits can, and do. This proposed so-called legislation only targets law abiding citizens, and after reading the entire convoluted mess, I am strongly asking you to vote NO to this infringement into law abiding citizens lives and their rights!

   I have lived long enough to figure out that virtually everything is about money, this ‘Act’ is nothing more than an attempt to raise revenue. It takes away the legal permit holders ability to transfer a firearm to another legal permit holder by forcing them to sell it at a gun dealers store. Why? Tax money for the state from the fees charged by the gun shops, that’s why.

   I did not realize that our jails were so empty that there was room for 10 years for anyone with a legal high capacity permit caught buying 2 high capacity magazine’s / guns within a month, that is what the governor wants. Pedophiles who rape and molest our children, even killers get a lessor sentence, sad but true. Section 2 of the ‘Act’ boils down to gun registration, how else would anyone know when someone buys a second gun or magazine in one month? That is unconstitutional.

   Nothing in this proposed bill stops or even reduces crime, it just picks the pockets of and threatens law abiding citizens. There are laws on the books for criminal behavior already, enforce them. Does the governor really believe criminals guns will be registered? If he doe’s Ill sell him a bridge in Brooklyn. If you want to clean up crime, start in the House were the last 3 out of 4 Speakers have been indited. Leave the law abiding public alone!

   I will end this with some astute words of wisdom from a once prominent Italian lawyer. {“False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from man because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailant’s; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”} Cesare Beccaria, circa: 1770.

   {Note: If you want to call your public servant at the State House call 617-727-1100 then press 0 for a real person. Mark Shean–

UPDATE, 7-3-09, I did get a reply from DeMacedo’s office, one of those form letters they use to brush you off with. You know, “Thank you for your concern in this matter,……and here is a phone number to a representitive of G.O.A.L, you can contact him with your concern. Excuse me Mr. Vinny DeMacedo, if Im not mistaken, I voted for YOU to represent me, not G.O.A.L.!

 Sincerely, M.Shean  written 6-19-2009

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