AG Healey Hides Info Behind Iron Curtain Of Secrecy

Maura Healy AG Massachusetts
Attorney General Maura Healey
Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL)
Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL)

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Attorney General Healey yesterday responded to GOAL’s FOIA request for documents leading to her July 2016 enforcement notice.

While we have not yet received any promised documents, one thing is perfectly clear in her response; Healey affirms her belief that licensed gun owners in Massachusetts are a threat to public safety.

She also believes we do not deserve transparency.

GOAL believes that everyone deserves transparency from our government. We asked for transparency from Attorney General Healey and yesterday received notice from her basically denying it. She continues to hide behind an iron curtain of secrecy, refusing to disclose any real information regarding the genesis of her enforcement notice.

She sites her “ongoing investigation” into gun safety and that releasing this information could threaten people’s lives.

This is an insult to all gun owners.

AG Healey demands transparency from others – while failing to provide it. Do as I say – not as I do. GOAL waited over 120 days for the Attorney General to comply with the law and answer our FOIA request.

It should have taken 10 days. Her failure to follow the law is the height of hypocrisy.

What is Healey hiding? No one is above the law – not even the Attorney General.

 

Summary of the GOAL FOIA Request and AG Healey’s Response:

  1. Information and records used by the AG from federal and state law enforcement agencies on individuals committing any crime with a semi-automatic rifle, deemed now an “assault weapon”, that she used to formulate for her July enforcement notice.
  2. Information and records used by the AG from federal and state law enforcement agencies on individuals committing any crime with an “AR-15 style” rifles, deemed now an “assault weapon”, that she used to formulate for her July enforcement notice.
  3. Information and records used by the AG from federal and state law enforcement agencies on individuals committing any crime with an “AK-style style” rifles, deemed now an “assault weapon”, that she used to formulate for her July enforcement notice
  4.  Information and records used by the AG from federal and state law enforcement agencies on individuals committing any crime with Massachusetts compliant semi-automatic rifles that were declared illegal under AG Healey’s July 20, 2016 enforcement notice.

Exemptions Claimed:

– Deliberative process – still ongoing enforcement notice deliberations – Investigatory exemption – jeopardize law enforcement investigation by her office.

– Public Safety exemption – would jeopardize the lives of others if information is revealed.

5. Information on communications and correspondence with anti-civil rights organizations that are opposed to the 2nd amendment including, but not limited to, the Democratic National Committee, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Actions.

Exemptions Claimed:
– Investigatory exemption – jeopardize law enforcement investigation by her office
– Public Safety exemption – would jeopardize the lives of others if information is revealed.

6. Information, records or testimony utilized by the AG from the MA Legislature or the Executive Office of Public Safety on formulating her July Enforcement notice

Exemption Claimed:
– Attorney General claims they utilized no records or information from either of these sources to formulate her July enforcement notice.

7. Information, correspondence, or records gained from other state’s Attorneys General, another attorney or legal office that represents an organization or group promoting firearms restrictions and/or gun control measures utilized by the AG to formulate the July enforcement notice.

Exemption Claimed:
– Deliberative process

8. Information, correspondence, and records from firearms experts or consultants, law enforcement experts or other sources utilized to add firearms to the list of banned firearms in her July 2016 enforcement notice.

Exemption Claimed:
– Investigatory exemption

9. Information, correspondence, and records from firearms experts, consultants, law enforcement experts or other sources to consult on firearms that were already banned in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Exemption Claimed:
– Investigatory exemption

10. Information, correspondence, and records from firearms experts, etc that led to the new interpretation of firearms as “copies or duplicates” under her July 2016 enforcement notice.

Exemption Claimed:
– Investigatory exemption

Look for a GOAL alert shortly after the holidays regarding future actions.

 

About Gun Owners’ Action League:

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.

For more information, visit: www.goal.org.

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Rock
Rock
3 years ago

WE THE PEOPLE see Healey as a threat…

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

Mass. is controlled by the democraps and the people that live there are sheeples. It is hiLIARy’s stomping grounds.

Ron H
Ron H
3 years ago

Hoplophobia is a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.” It is also used to describe the “fear of firearms” or the “fear of armed citizens.” Hoplophobia is a political term and not a recognized medical phobia. Contrary to not being recognized as a medical phobia, it is a real condition. I personally suffered through it as a symptom of my PTSD. I am retired military and retired LEO who taught firearms for decades, and was always considered a gun nut. During this time, I could not… Read more »

Big Lou
Big Lou
3 years ago

How does this woman still have her job? Why have they not voted her out of office?

W. Radford
W. Radford
3 years ago

You folks in Massachusetts NEED TO GET YOU A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE and replace this Statist garbage monger with someone who knows what Liberty means. She has demonstrated a complete lack of qualification for the post she holds.

REPLACE HER ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerry Rylander
Gerry Rylander
3 years ago

It appears, based on the reasons given (investigatory exemption enacted, public safety concerns perceived and deliberative process ensuing) for refusal to release any records/information, are clearly a smoke screen/legal ploy. It’s clear her words can and should be used against her. If she is still investigating, believes somehow the public is in jeopardy if information can/would cause harm, and she is still mulling over (deliberating) what information she currently has or is attempting to acquire, then it is abundantly clear that she has no evidence and passed law without cause. A lawsuit should be initiated to eliminate the right to… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Gerry Rylander

A state’s Attorney General has NO AUTHORITY to enact law… and what she has done IS enacting law. File a court action to declare her pronouncement null and void, and then charge her with malfeasance in office and remove her. Most states’ AtG are elected by the people. That means a recall can be mounted. She seems to be cut of the same rotten cloth as the Clinton She Unit. Perhaps, facing a threatening recall election, she will grow increasinly shrill, nonsensical, unstable, just like the She Unit did.. and turn what few supporters she thought she had against her.… Read more »

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

She is obviously not capable of carrying out the duties and responsibilities associated with her position and should be dealt with accordingly.

Eaglesnester
Eaglesnester
3 years ago

She obviously is a hoplophobe. Individuals suffering from this malady should never ever be in a position of authority where they can curb your second amendment rights. They have an unreasonable fear of guns, whether they be in the hands of a criminal or a law abiding gun owner. Some individuals suffering from hopolobia actually have physical symptoms when they see a gun, such as nausea, unreasonable fear and panic attacks, sweating, and fight or flight response.They require therapy both psychological and chemical. There have been many studies on this malady and there is pressure on the AMA to list… Read more »

Captain Witold Pilecki
Captain Witold Pilecki
3 years ago
Reply to  Eaglesnester

Folks that have a healthy brain that operates with common sense, KNOW that Hoplophobia is a very real disease of the mind. How else do you explain such an irrational fear of inanimate objects (weapons)? A weapon is nothing more than a tool until it is used as a weapon. For some reason, these delusional idiots are not afraid of other tools that are commonly used as weapons like hammers, baseball bats, kitchen knives, gasoline, rope, etc, etc. They have been conditioned with visual cues by a biased media and the libtard anti-gun agenda to automatically fear certain images. Sad,… Read more »