We were concerned about copycats and that if we tried to be too specific, that these people are very adept at figuring ways to get around (the law).
We wanted the law to be dynamic and evolving but aimed with the purpose to ban assault weapons.
Former Massachusetts Democratic state Senator.
Cosponsor of the 1998 law.
August 20, 2016
1994 Massachusetts law at center of assault weapons clash
[I think the title should be “1998…”, not “1994…” but that’s not important.
The important part is that non specific and “dynamic and evolving” are weasel words for “unconstitutionally vague”.
And, as pointed out by Archer, don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]