MA Firearms Law A Reference To Many MA Laws

Massachusetts Firearms Law Reference


Massachusetts Firearms Laws By Subject
Referencelaw or RegulationNotes
Ammunition; DealerC. 140: S. 122BShould also reference C. 140: S. 123 Conditions of licenses.

Ammunition; Definition

C. 140: S. 121 

Ammunition; Nonresidents

C. 140: S. 131F 
Ammunition; PossessionC. 269: S. 10 (h)Must refer to definition of “Ammunition” in C. 140, S. 121
Ammunition; PurchaseC.140: S. 131E 

Ammunition; Sale to Aliens

C. 140: S. 130 
Ammunition; Storage527 CMR 13.04Covers permits to store large amounts of Ammunition. Permits issued by local Fire Dept.

Ammunition; Surrendering

C. 140: S. 129DCovers Surrender upon loss of license.

Ammunition; Theatrical Exemptions

C. 140: S.131 F13Ú42“the carrying or possession of a firearm and blank ammunition therefore”
Assault Weapon, Definition C. 140: S. 121 

Assault Weapon, Possession

C. 140: S. 131MRefers to 1994 ban.
BB Guns; Minors, sale toC. 269: S. 12ASelling or furnishing air rifle to minor

BB Guns; Minors, possession

C. 269: S. 12B 

Black Powder, Possession

C. 140: S. 129C (p)Covers the possession of ammunition for black powder rifles and shotguns.

Black Powder, Loaded

C.269: S12D (a) 
Body Armor, Use in a crimeC. 269: S. 10D 
Carrying on a Public Way, Rifles or ShotgunsC. 269: S. 12D 
Castle Doctrine, Defense in one’s dwelling.C. 278: S. 8ACovers protection from prosecution after use of deadly force for self defense in one’s dwelling.

Dealers, Licensed

C. 140: S. 122Should also reference C. 140: S. 122A, C. 140: S. 122B, C. 140: S. 123
DefinitionsC. 140: S. 121 

Electrical Weapons, Possession

C. 140: S. 131J 

FID Cards, Application for

C. 140: S. 129B 
FID Cards, Replacement of lost or stolen501 CMR 9Covers replacement of lost or stolen FID/LTC

FID Cards, Restrictions & Exemptions

C. 140: S. 129CFA-10 requirement covered in the 3rd paragraph.

FID Cards, Revoked

C. 140: S. 129DCovers surrendering procedures.
Firearm, DischargeC. 131: S. 58Covers legal discharge on private property
Firearm, DischargeC. 269: 12ECovers legal discharge on private property

Firearm, (handgun) Alien

C. 140: S. 131FAlien permits to possess firearms.

Firearm, (handgun) definition

C. 140: S. 121 

Firearm, (handgun) Illegal Multiple Sales

C. 269: S. 10E 

Firearm, (handgun) non-residents

C. 140: S. 131GCovers participation in shooting events, transportation, and non-resident hunting.
Firearm, (handgun) sale of

C. 140: S. 123

14th – 21st

Statutory version

Firearm, (handgun) sale of

940 CMR 16.00Regulatory version

Firearm, (handgun) transportation

C. 140: S. 131C (a), (b) 

License to Carry (LTC), Application for

C. 140: S. 131 
License to Carry (LTC), Carrying expired C. 140: S. 131 (m)Covers non-criminal charges for carrying under an expired license.
License to Carry (LTC), Replacement of lost or stolen501 CMR 9Covers replacement of lost or stolen FID/LTC

License to Carry (LTC), Revoked

C. 140: S. 129DCovers surrendering procedures.

Large Capacity, Transportation of Rifle & Shotgun

C. 140: S. 131C (c) 

Large Capacity Feeding Device, Definition

C. 140: S. 121 

Large Capacity Feeding Device, Illegal Transfer

C. 269: S. 10F 

Large Capacity Feeding Device, License for

C. 140: S. 131LTC A & B

Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession

C. 140: S. 131M

C. 269: S. 10 (m)

Refers to 1994 ban.

Large Capacity Feeding Device, Purchase of

C. 140: S. 131E (b)Covers need for LTC

Large Capacity Feeding Device, Transportation3Ê4 of

C. 269: S. 10 (m) 
Private Sales C. 140: S. 128BCovers non-dealer sales
Safety Courses C. 140: S. 131P 
Schools, Possession withinC. 269: S. 10 (j) 
Sound Suppressors / SilencersC. 269: S. 10A 
StorageC. 140: S. 131LStorage requirements
Surrendering, Upon RevocationC. 140: S. 129D 
Surrendering ProgramC. 140: S. 131OBuy backs, etc.
Temporary License, Non-ResidentsC. 140: S. 131F 

Temporary License, Theatrical

C. 140: S. 131F13Ú42 

Transportation, Firearms and Large Capacity Rifles & Shotguns

C. 140: S. 131C