SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
I support fully citizensâ€™ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Massachusettsâ€™ onerous and inane anti-law-abiding-citizens firearms laws, particularly provisions embodied in the draconian Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998, should be abolished. Any Massachusetts resident not convicted of a violent crime or felony, who has not been treated for a mental illness involving a risk of harm to himself/herself or others, who is not an illegal narcotics user, and who passes an NRA-certified firearms safety course, should be entitled to own and possess firearms at home and carry a firearm concealed for all lawful purposes. I disagree with any Massachusetts or federal laws to the contrary.