Ignore election-year pandering; here are the facts.
“[Semi-automatic firearms] are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” Mitt Romney
(from his own 7/1/2004 news release)
The Brady Registration Act (Boston Globe 6/12/1994)
Mandatory Firearms ID Cards (Boston Globe 2002)
5-day waiting period (Lowell Sun, 3/30/2002)
Federal Feinstein Gun Ban (Lowell Sun, 3/30/2002)
Signed the Massachusetts Semi-Automatic Ban (7/1/2004)