Sarat says politicians need to hear that the Second Amendment pertains only to what Is necessary to protect a free state.
The three candidates vying for the seat now held by retiring Massachusetts state Representative Sean Curran of Springfield saw eye-to-eye on most of the issues discussed at a candidate roundtable. But as New England Public Radio’s Tom Relihan reports, they diverged on gun control.
Massachusetts lawmakers are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, forcing bills through, often with little or no debate.
Massachusetts Legislative leaders this week could act on bills allowing more charter schools, reducing gun violence, and imposing new rules on super PACs.
Opponents from both sides of the issue spoke against the proposal on Tuesday.
The Massachusetts House Speaker unveiled the legislation with only two months for lawmakers to pass it before the end of the session in July.
The fiscal 2015 budget talks head into complete darkness this week with the appointment of a six-member conference committee that will recommend a final spending plan.
After talking about the issue for years, the Massachusetts legislature could soon take up gun control legislation.
A Massachusetts legislative committee held a hearing at the statehouse Friday on gun bills. It’s the last public meeting on the issue before lawmakers draft a final bill.
Dozens of gun control bills were the topic of a state legislative hearing in Springfield Friday.
A gun control bill that bans many assault weapons and high capacity magazines was signed into law Thursday by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.