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Gov. Patrick Outlines New Gun Control Bill

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By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is filing gun control legislation he says will close loopholes in Massachusetts’ existing laws while strengthening mental health services.

Some measures in the bill have been filed by Patrick in the past, including restricting gun owners to purchasing one firearm a month and mandating buyers undergo background checks before purchasing weapons at gun shows.

The bill would also tighten access to high-powered ammunition, create four new types of firearms-related crimes, and require the state to send all relevant mental health records to a federal gun license registry.

Patrick’s bill also includes $5 million for Department of Mental Health programs, including training teachers to recognize symptoms of mental illness in students.

The push for tighter gun laws has intensified in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting


  • anonymous777

    All part of the scheme to weaken any resistance before a forced RFID implant rollout…you tube / sandy hook hoax.) DONT FALL FOR THE ELITE PLAN

  • weasel

    Yep, the majority of crimes committed by his own Liberal supporters. The ex-chief of police in Holyoke used to tell it like it is. No sooner to I charge someone and they are out on the street my a Liberal Judge. Yes Patrick you head up the Party of Crime.