- The worst gun control bill proposed in Massachusetts has been stalled due to a dispute among Democrats over who gets credit for it.
- The bill, if passed, would bring sweeping reforms to gun safety in the state, including new tracking systems, a ban on carrying firearms in public places, and licensing changes.
- The dispute is between house lawmakers, who want the bill vetted by the Judiciary Committee, and the Senate, which wants the Public Safety Committee to lead.
- The delay highlights how gun control is often used as a political tool to further careers, rather than being about saving lives and protecting Second Amendment rights.
Welcome back, everyone. In this update, I want to share some news that made me smile, at least for this weekend. The proposed gun control bill in Massachusetts, which I believe is the worst ever, has been stalled. But it's not because it was defeated by Republicans. No, it's because Democrats can't decide who gets the credit for it.
This bill, known for its sweeping gun safety reforms, has caused quite a controversy. In fact, the National Association for Gun Rights even issued a travel warning to Massachusetts because of it. But now, it seems that the bill is going nowhere, not because it didn't pass, but because Democrats are too concerned about who gets the credit for passing it.
According to reports, the internal dispute between House and Senate leaders is centered around which committee should hold a public hearing on the bill. House lawmakers want the Judiciary Committee to vet the bill, while the Senate wants the Public Safety Committee to take the lead. They are so focused on getting the feather in their cap for passing gun control that they can't decide where it should go.
This dispute exposes the true nature of gun control. It's not about saving lives or protecting people. It's about furthering political careers and getting political points. Gun control has become a low-hanging fruit in Massachusetts, and politicians are eager to take credit for it. This is what they do at both the state and federal levels. It's all about who can get what feather in their cap to expedite their political careers, even if it means infringing upon our Second Amendment rights.
But this is not the only unfinished business on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers have yet to approve this fiscal year's budget, and a promised tax relief proposal is stuck behind closed-door negotiations. It's clear that these politicians are more concerned about their own egos than the well-being of the people they serve.
I expect them to iron out this dispute sometime next week, but there's always a chance that their egos will get in the way and delay the process. It's truly disappointing to see how they view the Second Amendment as a punching bag, a means to further their own political careers. It's a gross misuse of power and a violation of our rights.
Let me know your thoughts on this matter in the comments below. I hope you found this update informative, and I'll see you in the next one.