The legal eagles at geoffreygnathanlaw.com would like to remind past and potential clients that “According to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 274: Section 1, a felony in this state is one that is punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison. If the crime can be punished by a year or more in state prison, it also is defined as a felony.” Note: even if you don’t serve any prison time, if you’re convicted of a crime that could have been punished by a year in jail, you’re a felon. And under the new gun control bill signed by MA Gov. Duvall Patrick yesterday, police chiefs can stop long gun purchases. Oh, and a felony conviction means . ..
no guns for you boyo. Ever.
Alter or forge a lottery ticket? Felony. Dump hazardous waste improperly? Felony. Evade estate tax? Felony. Possession of drugs with intent to distribute? Felony. Clone an embryo? Felony. See that guy at the top of the post? If he does a little clamming at night in a contaminated area, he’d be a felon.
In terms of guns, Massachusetts considers it a felony if you sell a gun to a minor or resident alien, improperly store a firearm, possess or sell an “assault weapon” or create/own an “undetectable” firearm.
Click here for a full list of Bay State felonies. How many lives will be saved by making the felony gun ban mandatory and lifelong? Not many. How many MA residents convicted of non-violent crimes will lose their gun rights forever? Plenty. So what’s the point of that then?