Target: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
Goal: Applaud recent crackdown on illegal gun sales.
Semi-automatic “assault” weapons will no longer be sold in Massachusetts. Despite a ban on these weapons, manufacturers had been skirting the law and exploiting a loophole to sell thousands of guns, but dedicated efforts from legislators and state officials have ensured that these dangerous weapons will be harder to obtain.
According to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, 10,000 assault weapons were sold in the state last year. Gun manufacturers and vendors avoided the ban by making minuscule adjustments, such as removing a telescoping stock or flash suppressor.
Healey announced in a press conference that this practice will no longer be tolerated. “We put gun manufacturers and gun dealers on notice that we’re cracking down on the sale of illegal assault weapons,” she said. Notices have already been sent to more than 300 gun dealers.
The proliferation of assault weapons presents a danger to citizens across the country, as evidenced by this ForceChange petition. Sign the petition below to thank the attorney general for enforcing the ban and protecting the people of Massachusetts.
Dear Ms. Healey,
I am writing to applaud the recent enforcement of the assault weapons ban. For too long, gun manufacturers have skirted the law and exploited a loophole that allowed them to sell thousands of illegal and highly dangerous weapons, but your dedicated efforts have put an end to this practice and made the state a safer place.
The ban previously placed on assault weapons demonstrates how dangerous they can be, and it is vital that such deadly firearms be kept off the streets. Thank you for your vigilance in cracking down on illegal gun sales.
[Your Name Here]
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