Support Repeal of all MA Firearms Licensing Laws

As adopted at LAMA July 2019 Convention:


WHEREAS, the Libertarian Party asserts that all individuals have the right to self-defense, and that defense of individual rights against aggression is a legitimate use of force, where this is codified in the Platform of the Libertarian Party which states “We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.”, and we condemn government in restricting these rights, where the Platform states “We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition”;

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has enacted laws which regulate and restrict the possession of firearms, in a manner not uniform or consistent within the state but at the discretion of the local authority, and enacted arbitrary lists of acceptable firearms under the guise of public safety and at the opinion of the attorney general, and modified existing law without debate or by constitutional legislative processes;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts supports the repeal of all existing firearms licensing laws and restrictions on firearm ownership in the Commonwealth, and that the Party condemns any restrictions on any individual’s right to bear arms where due process has not been followed.