The MA assault weapons ban mirrors the federal one. And the AG of MA thinks that following the law is a loophole. Because loophole, these days, basically means “any law I don’t like”. She did so in an opinion piece at the Boston Globe. Says the mental giant:
On Wednesday, we are sending a directive to all gun manufacturers and dealers that makes clear that the sale of these copycat assault weapons is illegal in Massachusetts. With this directive, we will ensure we get the full protection intended when lawmakers enacted our assault weapons ban, not the watered-down version of those protections offered by gun manufacturers.
The directive specifically outlines two tests to determine what constitutes a copy or duplicate of a prohibited weapon. If a guns operating system is essentially the same as that of a banned weapon, or if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, its a copy or duplicate, and it is illegal. Assault weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way to make their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.
Well, I see her getting sued right quick. And most guns operate under essentially the same operating system these days.
Governing by edict.
Massachusetts: Live free or there.