Reporting Loss, Theft, or Recovery of a Firearm
Massachusetts gun owners are required to report loss, theft or recovery of a gun to the state and local police department. Click here to use the MA Gun Portal
Chapter 284 change: GOAL was succesful in adding language which prevents a licensing authority from finding a licensee “unstuitable” upon reporting a lost/stolen firearm. This exemption is only good once. If a licensee loses or has any additional firearms lost/stolen they can be found “unsuitable” by the licensing authority.
Upon renewal of LTC/FID a licensee must also fill out an affidavit confirming that he/she has not lost any firearms since the last renewal.
Also note new fees for failure to report lost/stolen firearm.
- Was $200 – $1000
- Now $500 – $1000
- Was $1000 – $5000
- Now $2500 – $7500
- $7500 – $10,000 and/or up to 1 – 5 years in prison.