GOAL Alert – Please Attend Upcoming Public Hearing
Joint Committee on the Judiciary announces public hearing – Tuesday 5/14/19 – Please consider attending in support of GOAL bill H.3398 “An Act relative to illegal drug and firearm trafficking”.
The MA Joint Committee on the Judiciary today announced a public hearing to be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 – 1:00 PM at the MA State House – Room A2.
This will be the first public hearing for GOAL’s bill H.3398 filed by Rep. Joe McKenna and Rep. Lenny Mirra. If passed this legislation would provide maximum penalties, up to life in prison, for criminals convicted of trafficking opioids and guns.
GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace states, “these people are not just filling their pockets, they’re filling graveyards, they are the worst of the worst. This legislation would help ensure that these criminals who prey upon society are permanently kept off the streets.”
GOAL would like to point out that the vast majority of gun crimes in MA are directly tied to the illicit drug trade. As we have documented in our #MACourtFails campaign, many of these death dealing criminals are being caught and released on a regular basis. This legislation would give prosecutors and the courts a great tool to ensure these monsters are put away and kept there.
It is important for lawful gun owners to take this matter head on. Despite the false narrative that Massachusetts’ gun laws are working, people are dying on our streets almost every day. Families, statewide, continue to lose loved ones to opioids and the violence that follows them. To make matters worse, the fallout from these horrific scenes is always more calls for infringements on our civil rights. Let’s do more to stop both.
Please consider attending the public hearing in support of H.3398, and please consider testifying in favor of this important legislation.
If you cannot attend, please contact your State Senator and State Representative – ask them to support H.3398.
Reminder: A phone call is by far the most effective means of contact. If at all possible, please call first and follow that up with an email.
Please note, The Committee Chair will limit testimony to 3 minutes and reserves the right to call public officials out of turn.