(Breitbart) On July 25 Breitbart News reported that Massachusetts police chiefs wanted “sole discretion” over who can purchase a long gun, be it a rifle or a shotgun.

On August 1 state lawmakers passed a bill that gives police chiefs such discretion.

According to Reuters, police chiefs already had final say on would-be handgun purchasers, and the new law would extend that by providing them with “the authority to turn down a resident’s request to buy a rifle or shotgun.”

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