And this time ain’t farce.
The first time some tyrant seized arms in Massachusetts, it didn’t go well for the Massachusettsians or, eventually, the tyrants.
For months, Gage had been sending troops into the countryside to search for and capture arms and ammunition being stockpiled by the colonists.
So in his zeal, he just knew there were some more of the evil guns over there! (points off to the right)
One particularly large stockpile was held in a town called Concord some 20 miles northwest of Boston. Gage decided to send out two regiments, roughly 700 men, to march out to Concord, capture the ammunition and end all hopes of an armed conflict.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
In today’s exciting episode, we have the Mass AG:
a weapon is a Copy or Duplicate, for example, if the operating system and firing mechanism of the weapon are based on or otherwise substantially similar to one of the Enumerated Weapons.
So…. with no way to legally ban what he wants to ban, he’s just ex cathedra banned any semi-auto rifle in his state with that vague direction.
That can’t be legal, and in many other states it wouldn’t be, but since Mass has been one-party rule, I expect it to pass all judicial reviews.
I hope the court that decides it to be okay is in Concorde or Lexington, cuz lefties have no sense of irony.
We do get to see if the Massachusettsians are going to supinely let their masters tell them what they can have or if they will get pissed off at being treated like serfs.
Like NYers, I expect them to do the waving their paws in air thing.