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Gun Policy News, 21 October 1998


21 October 1998

Associated Press

BOSTON — Pro-gun activists greeted a new state gun control law Wednesday by filing a federal lawsuit that contends the statute is too vague. "This law is too vague to understand, too obscure to enforce, and too unintelligible to obey," said Michael Yacino, executive director of the Gun Owners' Action League. Also included as plaintiffs with the Northboro-based group were a sportsmen's magazine and firearms dealers. Both acting Gov. Paul Cellucci, and Attorney... (

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21 October 1998

Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 goes into effect today, adding to the state's reputation for having the toughest gun laws in the country by putting new licensing procedures in place and increasing penalties for gun-related crimes. The legislation became law in July, after state Senator Cheryl Jacques (D-Needham) had pushed it since 1993. "The primary goals of the new law are to protect children, to ban assault weapons, and to increase penalties for those who... (

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