So, while New Hampshire flirts with permit-less Constitutional Carry, legislators across the border in Massachusetts are busy trying to ban all semi-automatic firearms. That would be the effect of House Bill 1561, which mandates that “(B) All semiautomatic firearms as defined in Chapter 140 Section 21 manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer within the commonwealth shall be capable of microstamping ammunition. (C) For purposes of subparagraph (B), a firearm is capable of microstamping ammunition if – (i) a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the of the firearm is etched into the breech face and firing pin of the firearm; and (ii) when ammunition is fired from the firearm, the characters are copied from the breech face and firing pin onto the cartridge case of the ammunition.” Hey homie, hand me that metal file. Actually not. No manufacture would bother building a MA-compliant microstamping gun. So who’s behind this back door gun ban?
David Paul Linsky is the State Representative for the 5th Middlesex House District representing the towns of Natick, Sherborn, and Millis. He was first elected to the seat in 1999. Representative Linsky serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight and as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight. Prior to joining the State Legislature, Representative Linsky served as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County for fourteen years, during which he prosecuted hundreds of cases including sexual assault, murder, and white collar crime. He is currently an active practicing trial attorney and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Linsky, a life-long Natick resident, was educated within the Natick Public Schools and is a graduate of Natick High School. He earned his B.A. from Colby College in 1979 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1982. Linsky has three sons.
That’s the official bio on the six-term (i.e. career) politician. I wonder how his work as the House Chairman of the Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight is going. Email the man here: Rep.DavidLinsky@hou.state.ma.us