I read the text of 330 and while it could be cleaned up I don't understand this comment in the article:
or this one;Penny Dean, a gun-rights attorney, urged rejection of the bill, which she called, "horrible, horrible, horrible." She said the language in it raises a list of vague wording that will give police free rein to stop anyone with a weapon.
Can someone explain what I'm missing please?John Hohenwarter, a Washington, D.C., based liaison for the National Rifle Association, urged delay on the bill, agreeing with Dean that it could lead to police abuse.
He said it interferes with the right to self-defense, and argued that police are not obligated to protect anyone.
And then we have this gem from Fish and Game Maj. Kevin Jordan.
I've never heard of a gun going off in a crash, LPG tanks exploded on many cop cars here in AZ, but never a gun to my knowledge.A loaded gun poses safety risks to anyone in a vehicle, he said, not only from movement of the weapon but in the instances of a car crash or air bag deployment.
We have the border problem, not you. Don't try to take our spotlight!
The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police also opposed the bill. Salem Chief Paul Donovan said that particularly in border communities, police worry Massachusetts gang and drug activity that moves here will become more violent.