Massachusetts creates national gun safety model
Huffington Post - 09/03/2014
While states in much of the country were content to take quick action to address gun violence, Massachusetts took time to craft a comprehensive and strong bill which has garnered wide support.
Our law in Massachusetts is unique. We are, for example, the only state that both closes the intractable secondary gun sales loophole and gives law enforcement officials discretion over allowing rifle and shotgun ownership.
Following the horrific instance of violence in Newtown, Connecticut, we in Massachusetts opted to reconsider our gun laws, already among the strongest in the nation.