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Massachusetts Gun Control Laws

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Code SectionCh. 269 §§10, et seq.; Ch. 140 §§121, et seq.
Illegal ArmsMachine guns or sawed-off shotgun, etc. legal in appropriate circumstances (i.e., place of business, home, etc.-with license); those with serial or ID number removed or altered; silencer
Waiting PeriodNone
Who May Not Own1. Alien; 2. Convicted felon; 3. Convicted of unlawful use, possession, or sale of drugs or habitual drunkenness; 4. Under 18 yrs. (15-18 with parents' permission); 5. Confined in mental hospital or institution for mental illness; 6. Currently under order to surrender firearms license or ID card
Law Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School GroundsMisdemeanor. 269,10(j)

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