MA gun owners says membership is soaring
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's top gun advocacy group says membership has soared in recent months.I'd believe it. I renewed my MA LTC last month, and in talking with the licensing officer, our little town has DOUBLED the number of gun permits from last year to this year. My local gun shop had to install a deli counter-style ticket machine to handle the throngs that pack the store every single day. As my good friend Weerdbeard points out, what happens in MA is that you don't see tepid gun owners in MA - when we go in, we go all in. You don't jump through the hoops just to have a deer rifle you shoot once a year.
The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts said that it has surpassed 16,000 members in the state. The group said it has added about 3,000 members since January.
I ran into Jim Wallace (GOAL Executive Director) at the NRA convention and we talked for a bit about the proposed MA legislation coming up. We're facing some pretty nasty proposals (like NY) in the legislature, and GOAL has been instrumental in organizing pro-2A demonstrations on Boston Common and making people aware of the complexities of MA gun laws. Anything that makes the life of the gunowner in MA a little better is a good thing - and GOAL has been doing great work here recently and always.
It's good to see that their hard work is paying off - because we all win that way.
That is all.