Crosshairs Firearm TrainingFAQ's:
- What training is required to obtain a firearms license?
- What is a Firearms Identification card (FID)?
- What is a License To Carry (LTC)?
- What is required for the License To Carry (LTC)?
- If pulled over for traffic stop, do I need to inform the officer?
- Where can I get a Firearms Permit (FID or LTC) Application?
- What must I do if I move after getting my LTC or FID?
- What must I do if I buy or sell a firearm in Massachusetts?
- I have firearms and I'm moving to Massachusetts?
- Can I own BB and/or pellet guns?
- What laws govern assault weapons?
- Can I own a large capacity magazine or rifle?
- What are some of the reasons that I can be denied a LTC or FID?
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Definitions to know:
A large capacity magazine is a magazine that can contain more than ten (10) rounds.
A pre-ban large capacity magazine is one that was manufactured before September 1994.
A ban on large capacity magazine is one that was manufactured between September 1994 and September 2004.
A post-ban large capacity magazine is one that was manufactured after September, 2004.
Don't buy any post-ban (new) high capacity firearms magazines. There are plenty of pre-ban large capacity available on the market in local gun shops or on the Internet retail and auction sites.
Save yourself money and needless legal trouble by NOT purchasing an illegal magazine.
In other words, because of our state firearms laws, as Massachusetts residents, we cannot lawfully possess, any brand new large capacity magazine (defined as ban or post-ban -- post September 2004).
What is the law pertaining to Assault Weapons? Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey imposed a new Assault Weapons ban on July 19th 2016. It is very important that you do not buy an assault weapon that is NOT PRE-BAN! They are out there, you just have to search for them. This is a good place to start with: Northeast Shooters willing to buy or trade rifles.
The above information is provided by Crosshairs Firearm Training as helpful information pertaining to Massachusetts firearms laws.
No attempt is made to offer legal advice. Crosshairs Firearm Training, its owners, and/or operators are NOT liable for errors.
Violations of the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to Chapter's 140, 180 and 358 (Gun Control Act of 1998) could lead to your arrest, incarceration, fines, and/or both.
Massachusetts has some of the strictest firearm laws in the nation. It is highly recommended that you speak with legal counsel regarding these laws. Only legal counsel knowledgeable in current, up-to-date firearm laws should give you advice.
For the complete text of these laws please refer to them respectively.