Here's an update about MA laws, taken from "Commonwealth Police Service, Cheif's Edition, Updated MA Firearms Law" we have at the PD. There is alot of misunderstanding about MA laws, and I hope this clears it up and makes trades and sales alot easier for us trapped here in MA.
I. Assault and Other Weapons Banned
"At the outset, the legislation imposes an assault weapons ban which parallels the language of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, formally known as the Federal Gun Control Act, 18 USC 921, et seq., as amended (the "Federal Ban"). This will ensure greater enforcement against the unlawful possession, use, sale and transfer of the "FEDERALLY" banned weapons on the state and local level."
II. Enhanced Regulation Aspects
"Breifly, the Federal Ban, which is incorportated into this law, bans the manufacture, importation, sale, etc., of all Assault Weapons THAT DID NOT ENTER THE STREAM OF COMMERCE PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 13, 1994.
Notwithstanding the incorporation of the Federal Ban, a number of "assault weapons" have been grandfathered or exempt from the ban. Therefore, assault weapons-even those types listed in the federal ban-remain legal.
Chapter180, section 18:
"Gun Dealer Licenses-Conditions: Sales of Large Capacity Rifles, Shotguns, Firearms and Magazines:
This section prohibits the sale or rental of any Large Capacity Rifle, Shotgun or Firearm, or Large Capacity Magazine to anyone without the appropriate LTC (Class A) or PTP (Permit to Purchase) issued under Sections 131 or 131A of Chapter 140."
This section clearly states that anyone with a Class A permit can legally buy a large capacity (>10 rounds) magazine or firearm.
Chapter 180, Section 45 "Rights of Residents to Purchase Weapon:"
"Large Capacity Rifles, Shotguns and Magazines shall only be pruchased with:
1. Class "A" LTC
Note: No rifle, shotgun or feeding device shall be sold to anyone under 18; and no large capacity rifle, shotgun or feeding device shall be sold to anyone under 21."
I know this is not a legal board but, as requested in the first response, I posted the laws to try to help any effected trades and sales go a little easier. I have not been on the site yet, but the site listed on the bottom of the pages in the book is: www.commonwealthpolice.com
Now, will someone PLEASE trade with me?
Hope this helps everyone.