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Massachusetts non resident firearm laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Henry-Krinkle, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Henry-Krinkle

    Henry-Krinkle Member

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    Can anyone clarify these laws for me? Im looking to visit a friend in Mass, and I wanted to bring my 10/22 to target shoot. What should I know about the laws when transporting firearms and ammunition to the state? And can I bring them then instead if getting a non resident permit?

    Hk
     
  2. M-Cameron

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    mass is pretty simple...

    if you dont have a license (FID, LTC-B, LTC-A), resident or non-resident, you cannot legally posses a firearm or ammunition of any kind.
     
  3. gatesbox

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    M are you sure about this. Granted it has been a couple years, but MA grants non-resident hunting license, etc. I was under the impression that long guns were ok for authorized use such as at a range, etc.

    One thing that has Long been true is that non residents can't buy ammo.
     
  4. M-Cameron

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    pretty sure, Mass law is pretty specific.

    a license is required for purchase and possession of any type of firearm and ammo.

    if you are renting guns from a range, or are shooting under the supervision of someone with a license is completely legal....

    the only exception i believe is if you are coming solely for a shooting match, and leaving immediately afterwards.


    here are a good resources that pretty much lays it all out
    http://www.goal.org/masslawpages/travelinfo.html
    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/massachusetts.pdf
    http://www.goal.org/masslawpages/masslaws.html
     
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  5. gatesbox

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    As far as web info here is a pretty plainly stated summary, I'm assuming that a 10-22 is exempt as a rim fire long gun.
    http://www.goal.org/masslawpages/travelinfo.html

    Looks like you may need to be cautious if your 10-22 has any tacticool pistol grip etc.

    Also I read the quoted text above as exactly the non-resident exemptions.
     
  6. highlander 5

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    A non resident permit is required for any firearm in Ma and not that easy to get anymore.
    the sequence requires you to come to Ma for an interveiw at the Public Safety office in Chelsea. Where are you coming from? if coming by auto have your freind meet you at the border and drive the rest of the way to his home. Otherwise leave your firearms home the penalties here for firearms possesion w/o a permit are quite severe.
     
  7. Henry-Krinkle

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    I wont bother getting a temporary permit.. Thanks for the quick replies guys.
     
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