Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Representative David Linsky’s bill to further regulate the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increase the sales tax on firearms and ammunition was the hot topic at Monday’s gun violence discussion in Foxborough.
Editor’s note: This is Part I of an ongoing series that examines the issue of gun violence in Massachusetts and Representative Linsky’s proposed bill. Area legislators agreed during a discussion on gun violence in Foxborough Monday that firearm-related deaths in Massachusetts – and the United States – is a significant problem that requires more than one solution to effectively address. The two-hour discussion, which was sponsored by the Foxborough Democratic Town Committee, centered on State Representative David Linsky’s (D-Natick) proposed bill - H 3253 - to further regulate the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increase the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition in an act to reduce gun violence and to protect the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The bill looks to close loopholes in existing state laws, require mental health background checks, strengthen gun storage requirements and require liability insurance for gun owners.
Friday, January 18
The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick. State Rep. David P. Linsky announced today that he has filed “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners. “This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take to …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
State Rep. David Linsky will be hosting a legislative meeting to discuss gun violence with members of the House and Senate.
Following the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, CT, at least one Massachusetts legislator is looking for "meaningful" changes to gun laws. State. Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick, whose district includes Natick, Sherborn and Millis, will be hosting a gun violence strategy meeting with interested colleagues from the House and Senate on Jan. 3 to discuss the filing of meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence. Linsky said he would really like to see a bill that limits types of guns people can own. “That’s at the top of the list,” he said. “People are appalled at how readily accessible these are. They’re not used for hunting. They’re not used for self-defense.” Legislation must be filed by Jan. 18. “I’ve been involved with anti-gun violence for …