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Mass Live:

Restrictive firearms rules in Boston and Brookline are constitutional and do not infringe on the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said in a decision.

The implementation of the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute in Boston and neighboring Brookline “passes muster under the Second Amendment,” the court said in upholding a lower court’s ruling.

2 Responses to “Live free or there”

  1. Blue Falcon in Boston Says:

    Because the Bill of Rights, aside from the 3rd Amendment, was totally meant to only apply inside one’s home.

    SCotUS really needs to get off its collective ass and stop allowing the 2nd to be treated like a constitutional orphan.

  2. Daniel Schwartz Says:

    I live in Brookline. A friend told me, a couple of years ago, that between 98% and 99% of *applications* for a Massachusetts license to carry, in Brookline, are turned down. (And those that ARE approved are, in general, bullied by the police into accepting a “FOR SPORTING USE ONLY” restriction on the license… which effectively limits concealed carry.)

    Massachusetts is may-issue, of course. So it’s up to the police chief to decide how strict he/she wants to be. (I have been told that, in other Massachusetts communities, licenses are trivially easy to get.)

    Brookline is, on the whole, a very law-abiding community. One can only wonder on what grounds those 98% to 99% are turned down.