CAMBRIDGE – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – The following is a statement from Jay Gonzalez, Democrat for Governor.

“Gun silencers exist for the sole purpose of hiding the source of gun fire. While Governor Baker has privately pledged his support for lifting the ban on gun silencers to gun enthusiasts, publicly, he has stayed silent on the issue. Why in the world would Governor Baker ever support lifting the state’s ban on these deadly accessories? Baker’s responsibility is to protect the public safety, not help pad the pockets of the deep-pocketed gun lobby. Charlie Baker owes the public an explanation for his meeting with SilencerCo, and must be clear about whether he supports lifting the ban on silencers. Massachusetts has some of the strongest gun laws in the country, and while Charlie Baker is working to weaken them, I’ll fight to protect them.”