Chapter 284 Update: With the passing of Chapter 284 comes increased penalties for failure to properly secure a stored firearm. A conviction for failure to properly store a large capacity firearm will result in lifetime prohibition from legally owning firearms/ammunition. Reference MGL C.140 §129C
Non – large capacity rifle or shotgun:
Large capacity weapon or machine gun:
Non – large capacity rifle or shotgun where a minor without an FID could gain access:
Large capacity rifle or shotgun or machine gun where a minor without an FID could gain access:
The law requires guns to be stored in a specific manner. All guns, when not in use, with the exception of primitive firearms, must be stored or kept “secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device,” to prevent unauthorized use. Penalties are assessed even if no underage person obtains access.
TRANSPORTING IN A VEHICLE:
The law specifies how certain types of guns are to be transported.
CARRYING RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS ON A PUBLIC WAY:
The state has enacted specific requirements for carrying a rifle or shotgun on the person on a public way.