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1 October 2002

Massachusetts News

Jim Wallace remembers the implementation of the Bartley-Fox law in Massachusetts in the 1970s which imposed a mandatory one-year term in prison for carrying a gun without a permit. "I was just a kid," Wallace told MassNews, "but I remember that they ran ads all over the place. You couldn't turn around without seeing something about this new law. We knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if we possessed a gun illegally we would be standing in front of a judge and sent... (

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