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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3245         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3362

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

F. Jay Barrows, (BY REQUEST)

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the preservation of the second amendment.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ron Bokleman

West Street


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3245        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3362

By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3362) of Ron Bokleman for legislation to prohibit the infringement of the right to keep and bear firearms.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the preservation of the second amendment.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. To prevent federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms; nullifying all federal acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

              The legislature of the State of Massachusetts finds that:

              A. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

              B. All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the 2nd Amendment

              SECTION 2. Prohibition on federal infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.

              A. The Legislature of the State of Massachusetts declares that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.

              B. It shall be the duty of the legislature of this State to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

              SECTION 3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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