Massachusetts: The wait starts for committee action on a silencers and multiple gun purchases

Massachusetts Index to gun legislation 2021
HB 1570 Silencers – allowing
SB 942/HB 1734 Multiple gun purchases – limiting


The wait starts for committee action on a silencers and multiple gun purchases

  • HB 1570 is to be heard in committee. It legalizes silencers in Massachusetts. The NRA promotes these for the “many benefits of reducing harmful sound.”  As usual, they never consider gun safety. Crimes committed with the use of silencers are particularly difficult to trace the source of the shooting. 👎 dislike
  • SB 942/HB 1734 is to be heard in committee. Limit to number of firearm purchases to 15 a year. The only ones buying that many guns are reselling them on the street.👍 like

Both bills had committee hearings in late July. Now, the NRA wants their members to put pressure on the members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary concerning these bills. Therefore, this is the time for gun violence prevention supporters to contact their State Senators and Representatives. Ask for opposition to HB 1570 and support of SB 942/HB 1734.


Good and bad bills to be heard in committee tomorrow 7/27

  • HB 1570 is to be heard in committee. It legalizes silencers in Massachusetts. The NRA promotes these for the “many benefits of reducing harmful sound.”  As usual, they never consider gun safety. Crimes committed with the use of silencers are particularly difficult to trace the source of the shooting. 👎 dislike
  • SB 942/HB 1734 is to be heard in committee. Limit to number of firearm purchases to 15 a year. The only ones buying that many guns are reselling them on the street.👍 like

Both bills will be hear by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary tomorrow (July 27). The NRA asked their members to contact the committee members. Please consider doing opposite by asking for opposition to HB 1570 and support of SB 942/HB 1734.