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Gun Raffle to Benefit U12 Girls Soft Ball!

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We are raffling off a Dickinson XX3T-2 Commando Tactical Defense Pump Shotgun. All proceeds go to the Diamond Jaxx U12 Girls SoftBall Team for equipment and field fees. Please consider buying a raffle ticket to help these young ladies. Each Ticket is only $10.00. Please Contact Dave at SSD Tactical Training, Inc. at 413-204-0592 for more additional information or for tickets.

Thank you and Stay Safe

C.269 § 12D Carrying Rifle or Shotgun in Public

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C.269 § 12D Carrying Rifle or Shotgun in Public

 (a) Except as exempted or provided by law, no person shall carry on his person on any public way a loaded rifle or shotgun having cartridges or shells in either the magazine or chamber thereof. For purposes of this section, “loaded shotgun or loaded rifle” shall mean any shotgun or rifle having ammunition in either the magazine or chamber thereof, such ammunition including a live cartridge, primer (igniter), bullet or propellant powder designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun and, in the case of a muzzle loading or black powder shotgun or rifle, containing powder in the flash pan, a percussion cap and shot or ball; but the term “loaded shotgun or loaded rifle” shall not include a shotgun or rifle loaded with a blank cartridge, which contains no projectile within such blank or within the bore or chamber of such shotgun or rifle.

(Exemption: This section prior to chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998 allowed being on a public way while engaged in hunting. The purpose of the “engaged in hunting” language then as now was to allow a person who was hunting on one side of a public way to cross to the other side without unloading. A person is not engaged in hunting from the moment he leaves the front door of his home to go hunting. Therefore, a person going on a hunting trip cannot walk from a residential area to the woods without having the rifle or shotgun in a case.)

.Loaded Non-Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Misdemeanor

Penalty: Up to 2 in HOC or $500 to $5000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

Loaded Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Felony

Penalty: 1 to 10 years imprisonment or $1000 to $10,000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

 (b) Except as exempted or provided by law, no person shall carry on his person on any public way an unloaded rifle or shotgun, unless such rifle or shotgun is enclosed in a case. (Can be in an inexpensive soft case)

Unloaded Non-Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Misdemeanor

Penalty: $100 to $1000 fine

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

Unloaded Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Felony

Penalty: 1 to 10 years imprisonment or $1000 to $10,000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

This subsection shall not apply to drills, parades, military reenactments or other commemorative ceremonies, color guards or memorial service firing squads, so-called, as permitted by law. Sworn Law Enforcement is exempt.

Stay Prepared, Stay Safe

(Live-Fire) Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry (LTC) Firearms Safety Course CYBER MONDAY SALE CYBER MONDAY SALE $85.00 LTC CLASS!

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(Live-Fire) Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry (LTC) Firearms Safety Course CYBER MONDAY SALE
CYBER MONDAY SALE $85.00 LTC CLASS!

***To pay for the class and date you would like to attend click on the dates below***

December 03, 2017

December 10, 2017

December 30, 2017

Class Location: 100 Verge St. Unit #2, Springfield, MA 01129

Time: 8am-approx. 4pm

(P) 413-204-0592

Why pay $100 for a Non-Live Fire Course somewhere else and only be able to apply in Massachusetts. If you take this course you’ll be able to apply in MA, CT, RI, NH and many more states for your license to carry a pistol. (We must have 4 students to run the class)

Cost of class is: ($100) Please pay using link above. (Credit Processor charges a small service charge) (Great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card. And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry permit) (LTC)

Please Click Here: Application to apply.

ATTENTION: (You can fax applications to 413-301-5180 prior to start of class or send them to SSD Tactical training, Inc. P.O. Box 443 Ludlow, MA 01056)

This is a SHOOTING course. This course consists of handling several different types of firearms. The only way to learn is by seeing, hearing and doing. There is NO online portion or video games to this training course. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and many more. (This class meets the Chicopee Police Dept. resident requirements for applying for their License to Carry Permit.)

(This Class is taught by retired/veteran police officers)

Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts & Connecticut General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns (To learn safe gun handling). If these guns are handled improperly, there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate and a Certificate of Completion to apply to many other states . This course exceeds the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

If you’re not sure if you want to train with us then please check out our reviews on our website or Facebook.

**PLEASE DO NOT BRING AMMUNITION OR FIREARMS TO CLASS**

***SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY***

**We provide the firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection for this course**

***MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE RANGE***

See you soon

Stay Safe

NEW MASSACHUSETTS GUN CONTROL PROPOSAL BILL H.3979!!! 10/27/2017

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Late last night the senate took up and amended the bill, voted favorably and have sent it to conference committee, where it will be finalized and sent to Governor Baker to be signed.

GOAL Alert

10/27 Update 2:  ALERT – PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TODAY URGE THEM TO STRIP THE “LINSKY LANGUAGE” FROM THE FINAL VERSION OF THE BUDGET.

Late last night the senate took up and amended the bill, voted favorably and have sent it to conference committee, where it will be finalized and sent to Governor Baker to be signed.

The senate version was amended to include Senator Tarr’s language, which is a drastic improvement over the Linsky language. We will get one or the other of these versions on the final bill, there is no other option at this time.

Take Action!

Please contact the members of the Conference Committee TODAY and urge them to strip the “Linsky language” from the final version of the budget, should it pass it will create a legal quagmire for licensed MA gun owners.

The committee members are:

Budget Conference Committee

House:

  • Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, 617-722-2990 Chair House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 243
  • Representative Stephen Kulik, 617-722-2380 Vice Chair House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 238
  • Representative Todd Smola, 617-722-2100 Ranking Minority House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 124

Senate:

  • Senator Karen Spilka, 617-722-1640 Chair Senate Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 212
  • Senator Sal N. DiDomenico, 617-722-1650 Vice Chair Senate Way & Means Committee – State House Room 208
  • Senator Vinny deMacedo, 617-722-1330 Ranking Minority Senate Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 313C

10/27 Update. Please continue calling your legislators about stripping the Linsky language from the house budget, H.3979. (see last post for more info)

This is going to come down to which version gets passed and we need to do everything we can to ensure it’s not the house/Linsky version. Now that the house and senate have each followed procedure and approved the same bill it will go to conference committee. They will approve the final version between the two and send it to Governor Baker to be signed. He is going to sign whatever comes out of committee.

We should know who is going to be on the conference committee later today and we will need to make phone calls once we do.


10/26/17

GOAL has learned that the MA House of Representatives engrossed a new budget bill during informal session today, which includes the Linsky amendment regarding modification of firearms.  The language is in two parts.

The first section (Section 18), copied below, would make any basic modification and or maintenance of a firearm illegal, including required maintenance like lubrication of moving parts.

Section 131R. Whoever possesses, owns or offers for sale any device which attaches to a rifle, shotgun or firearm, except a magazine, that is designed to increase the rate of discharge of the rifle, shotgun or firearm or whoever modifies any rifle, shotgun or firearm with the intent to increase its rate of discharge, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison by not less than 3 nor more than 20 years.

The second section (Section 51) is equally egregious in that it gives EOPPS regulatory authority over all maintenance and enhancement of rifles, shotguns, and firearms.  Can you imagine what AG Healey would do should EOPPS be granted this kind of authority?  See language pasted below.

The Secretary of Public Safety shall promulgate regulations by January 1, 2018 concerning the allowability of maintenance and enhancement of rifles, shotguns and firearms consistent with the intent of this section.

We are being told that Governor Baker will sign this into law, by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Please take action immediately

Take Action

Please call your state representative and senator immediately!  Let them know that this amendment must be stripped from the budget bill.  This language is so broad and open to interpretation and abuse that it will cause a legal quagmire for licensed gun owners in Massachusetts.

You can call the State House operator at 617-722-2000 and ask for your state representative and/or senator, or you can look up their direct phone number by clicking here.

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