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Lawmakers Advance Bump Stock Ban
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have agreed on language that calls for a ban on ``bump stocks,'' devices that can increase the firing rate of a weapon.
The state would be the first to ban bump stocks since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U...
ACO: Banning Pit Bulls Not the Answer
New Bedford Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel says breed-specific legislation against pit bulls is not the answer in the wake of the recent killing of a 7-year-old boy by two of the dogs.
Cellphone Ban Moves Forward on Beacon Hill
A bill that would prohibit all use of hand-held cellphones by motorists in Massachusetts has moved forward on Beacon Hill.
The measure has been endorsed by the Legislature's transportation committee and was given preliminary approval in the House on Wednesday without debate...
Carney: Where Are Natives Weighing In On Proposed Name Ban?
The Massachusetts legislation is holding a hearing Tuesday morning regarding a proposed bill that would prohibit the use of Native American mascots by public schools. But at least one local tribe representative is more upset about being left out of the discussion than about the appropriation of Nati…
Montigny: New Bill Stronger Than ‘Useless’ Cell Phone Law
If you like to talk on your cell phone while driving in Massachusetts, it might be time to invest in some hands-free technology.
The state's Transportation Committee voted unanimously Friday for legislation that would ban all Massachusetts drivers from holding a cell phone to make a call, use th…

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