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Posted: 5/18/2005 7:17:27 PM EST
I live in NH and i was planning on going to visit a friend in CT, but i was a little leery about going thru MA with some of my rifles, even though they will be dissasembled and in cases in my trunk. Does anyone know the legality of traveling in MA with weapons. I realise that its a slim chance i get stopped, and even slimmer that they would see them. But i'd still like to know where i stand with regards to the law.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 7:20:16 PM EST
Other than NYC (who breaks federal law) you can drive thru anywhere as long as the firearms are seperate from the ammo and in a locked box (trunk).
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:07:03 AM EST
There are federal laws to protect you from this, but if it were my luck the trooper that pulled me over would take them anyway knowing that he could play ignorant and shrug his shoulders after keeping my weapons for a few weeks. Some times LEO agencies try to write their own rules because they know most people won't go through the trouble of getting a lawyer...

To Wit, there was a high-profile ATF abuse case where the accused was set free and granted his posessions (rifles, M203's, MG's etc.) returned to him. ATF's lawyer told the judge that ATF's policy was not to return firearms to Aquitted Felons....just before the judge lit his ass up so hard be had to eat ice-cream for a week.

Dave
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 3:50:52 PM EST
can anyone reference specfic laws that protect me.
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