One thing our hosts pointed out illustrated the idiocy of gun laws in Massachusetts, and made me thankful, once again, that I live in a free state. The following pic violates the law in Massachusetts that states that only licensed gun owners may transport ammunition, or any components thereof.Here's what he's talking about:
That's A Felony
(See how I've thoughtfully circled the actual felony?)
See, Borepatch (who has his own excellent write-up here) doesn't (yet) have his MA LTC. Owing to MA's insane gun laws, possessing even a single piece of brass is a felony. MA law treats any component of ammunition as ammunition itself, and in MA a LTC or FID is required to own ammunition. Had he left Harvard Sportsmen's Club (where he was the guest of licensed gun owners) with that brass still stuck in his boot, he could potentially have faced life-changing consequences.
Because if you don't have an FID or LTC and possess even one single piece of spent .22LR brass, you are committing a felony in Massachusetts.
Let that sink in. You could visit a friend in MA, hit a gun range, and walk out a dangerous felon. Get stopped by the cops, you could be arrested, charged with a felony, and lose your right to possess a firearm forever for one piece of .22LR brass inadvertently stuck in your boot. Kinda just a little infuckingsane, no? Might make you rethink the whole "Felons shouldn't own guns", don't you think, when you see just how watered down a felony has become.
MA: You're more likely to become a felon for exercising a constitutionally enumerated right here.
That is all.