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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 12/17/2005 6:55:07 AM EDT
can someone tell me the laws in Mass about importing handguns?
i read they have to be pre 1994 handguns. is this correct?
is there a certain month or day they must have been made by?
i read this about glocks. is this for all pistols?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:05:48 PM EDT
16.07 Transfers of Used Handguns

1. 940 CMR 16.03 and 16.05(2) and (3) shall not apply to the transfer of (or offer to transfer) any handgun that previously has been sold at retail to a consumer and that was manufactured prior to the enforcement date for those provisions.
2. 940 CMR 16.06(3) shall not apply to the transfer of (or offer to transfer) any handgun that previously has been sold at retail to a consumer, was manufactured prior to the enforcement date for 940 CMR 16.06(3), and for which the handgun-purveyor discloses the limits of the accuracy of the specific handgun for sale by providing in writing to the customer (prior to sale) the handgun's average group diameter test result at seven yards, average group diameter test result at 14 yards, and average group diameter test result at 21 yards.
3. 940 CMR 16.04(2), as it pertains to any make and model prone to accidental discharge, shall not apply to the transfer of (or offer to transfer) any handgun that previously has been sold at retail to a consumer, was manufactured prior to the enforcement date for 940 CMR 16.04(2), and for which the handgun-purveyor provides to the buyer a sworn certification that the handgun-purveyor has performed the Handgun Drop Test on the handgun in question in fully cocked position, and on the same handgun (or other handguns of the same make and model in similar condition) in all other hammer/striker positions, and that there were no discharges during the test.3
4. 940 CMR 16.04(1) shall not apply to the transfer of (or offer to transfer) any handgun that previously has been sold at retail to a consumer, was manufactured prior to the enforcement date for 940 CMR 16.04(1), and for which the handgun-purveyor provides a sworn certification to the buyer that the specific handgun purchased passed the Handgun Performance Test.



16.09 Enforcement Dates
940 CMR 16.00 shall apply as follows:

1. 940 CMR 16.01, 16.02, and 16.08, and 940 CMR 1606(1) and (2) shall apply to acts committed or practices in force as of January 15, 1998;
2. 940 CMR 16.04 and 940 CMR 16.06(3), 16.07(2), (3) and (4) shall apply to acts committed or practices in force as of June 30, 1998; and
3. 940 CMR 16.03 and 16.05, and 940 CMR 16.07(1) shall apply to acts committed or practices in force as of September 30, 1998.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:14:48 AM EDT
In a nutshell, you can move to MA with most pistols that were purchased in another state. You can even transfer those guns to other individuals via a private party transfer (limit of 4 per year).

Dealers are severely restricted on the guns they can sell to the public. Only preban hi-caps and some new handguns are banned by other MGLs. For example, the assault weapon bill didn't die in MA so you can't go buy or bring an assault weapon pistol (say a Bushmaster .223 pistol) because it would violate another law...

It's tough in MA, but its pretty tough in CA too. Move to NH if you can.
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