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Massachusetts Gun Law info needed.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by phantomak47, Oct 15, 2006.

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  1. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    I used to live in Massachusetts and I kept up on the laws quite well, but I have a some what complex question regarding out of state purchases between private citizens.


    can anyone help me out?? thanks
     
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    Tory is a gun lawyer

    do a search on one of our members named Tory, he is a gun lawyer (in mass)
    and seems to know his stuff.
     
  3. cbsbyte

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    Contact GOAL. They are the Mass law experts. They might be able to help you.

    http://www.goal.org
     
  4. FPrice

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    Why not just take a chance and post your question here?

    You can also try www.Northeastshooters.com which is a New England-based firearms forum with more than a few knowlegeable shooters on board.
     
  5. gezzer

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    MA law doesnot even count on this question as sales betweeen private citezens in different states just happens to be a federal feloney.
     
  6. Hoppy590

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    any firearm bought out of state need to be reported to the Mass criminal history board via the FA 10 ( blue card) form

    private interstate sales of pistols are a no no per fed law

    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopster...&b=terminalcontent&f=chsb_frb_faqs&csid=Eeops
     
  7. phantomak47

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    Heres the deal, One of my fathers friends died and he had a sizeable gun collection they live in MA, I live in Texas. His wife has no FID Or LTC card , so I was wondering if I buy some firearms from her, I would need her to transfer them for me through an ffl. I have a friend that is on a Police department, he can transfer them for me. thanks
     
  8. Fly320s

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    Phantom,

    You must make the transfer through a FFL, at least on your end.

    According to federal regulations, out-of-state transfers must be through a FFL. I don't know what the Wife in MA is required to do per MA law, but on your end, in TX, you will have to receive the guns through a FFL. Sorry, Charlie.

    Shop around in the Houston area for a dealer who will give you a good deal on the transfer fees. Look for someone who will give you a volume discount. :D Don't pay transfer fees based on the gun value.
     
  9. Hoppy590

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    i believe the wife has 180 days to either get a FID/LTC or to sell the guns

    it would probbily be easier for her to contact a local FFL to handle her side of the deal. especialy if she is unfamiliar with laws and the guns themselves
    ( wouldnt want to accidentaly send a loaded gun via mail)


    heres the page dealing with ownership/transfers
    http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/140-129c.htm

    added: she can alwasy give me any she cant sell off :D
     
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