House Passes Domestic Violence Bill 142-0.
Northboro, MA – -(Ammoland.com)- Great news! The Massachusetts House has voted favorably on the pepper spray amendment 142-0! The bill will now go to the Senate for vote.
The LTC portion was dropped and not voted on. We will update when the Senate is ready to debate this important legislation.
Thanks to everyone who helped with this amendment and especially to Rep. Kim Ferguson.
Boston.com coverage: “The House backed an amendment sought by the Gun Owners Action League that would allow women to purchase pepper spray as protection without first obtaining a firearms identification card.”
Boston Herald coverage: “Wallace and GOAL pushed an amendment to the much-needed bill strengthening domestic violence laws. It would allow anyone over 18 to buy pepper spray without a Firearms Identification Card.”
Gun Owners’ Action League is the official state firearms association in Massachusetts. We are an association of law-abiding citizens who believe in the basic right of firearms ownership for competition, recreation and self-protection. GOAL works hard to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights against those in Massachusetts who wish to infringe upon the freedoms guaranteed by our forefathers. The programs sponsored and developed by Gun Owners’ Action League are supported by competitors, sportsmen, recreational shooters and law enforcement throughout the state. We were formed in 1974 to protect the right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are recognized as the state’s premier gun rights association. www.goal.org