Last Wednesday, Healey issued a so-called “enforcement notice” to firearm dealers in the Bay State in which she unilaterally announced that, effective immediately, sales of semi-automatic rifles that were perfectly legal in the state on Tuesday would be illegal on Thursday.
In other words, Massachusetts AG Healey simply redefined the law—at whim and at will by executive fiat—to mean whatever she says it means.
Sound familiar? It should. It’s just the latest example of executive-branch overreach by anti-gun Democrats that stretches from President Barack Obama and all his anti-gun executive orders right back to President Bill Clinton, who in 1998 unilaterally banned the import of 58 types of firearms.
At the time, Clinton’s so-called “gun czar,” Rahm Emanuel—who went on to become President Obama’s chief of staff—bragged, “We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.”
If she were honest and forthright, that’s exactly what Healey would have said about her edict.