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Posted: 7/14/2002 1:18:14 PM EST
I was told that Massachusetts just passed a law, that you can not shoot at a target that looks like a person. I am trying to find out if this is true. It came from a guy doing IDPA at the range today. He lives there. Says they are cutting the head off of the Targets to shoot at a big Square. He also said this is true of silhouette targets also....
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 1:44:59 PM EST
He probably belongs to one of those clubs that forbids the use of human silhouette targets.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 3:35:58 PM EST
No I am telling you he said it was a State Law.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 3:40:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 4:02:32 PM EST
Sad but true; although this isn't that recent a law... it's been in effect since Sept 1998. [URl]http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/seslaw98/sl980180.htm[/URL]. "Such club shall not permit shooting at targets that depict human figures, human effigies, human silhouettes or any human images thereof, except by public safety personnel performing in line with their official duties". And from what I understand it doesn't apply to all gun clubs. What gets me is that the State requires safety certification/range firing for all new Class A and Class B LTC's and unrestricted permits to carry. Apparently they feel it's in the citizens best interest that permit holders recieve improper training.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 5:15:51 PM EST
Now that is scary..I thought it was something that passed a couple of weeks ago..They are talking about doing this in NYS,,,Nassau and Suffolk County. There are some horrable things comming down the line.It's going to make us forget about the AW ban sunset...I am trying to get all the info possible. BMG are going to be given the Boot in NY from what is being said. That is all I know so far.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 6:02:49 PM EST
The law mainly applies to shooting gallery type facilities that rent out guns or have a certain type of license. This is not true of all ranges. Tell your buddy that he should carefully check the law and whether it applies to his range or not.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 7:59:23 PM EST
OK Thanks for the info
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