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Chapter 140 - Section 129C
Persons exempt from licensing
(o) Persons in the military or other service of any state or of the United States, and police officers and other peace officers of any jurisdiction, in the performance of their official duty or when duly authorized to possess them
So the answer is still no?
The following is said somewhat in jest, but has a lot of truth to it.
The US Military doesn't trust their troops to carry guns except in a war zone or while on guard duty . . . and many times they aren't allowed to have ammo!
Reality, not in jest:
I worked on Commissioned Nuclear Subs at GD/EB and sometimes on the Navy Base - Groton. Never saw anyone there armed except at the gates. The US Navy watch topside a Sub had a .45 with NO MAGS! This was during the "Cold War" and we were all told that Soviet spies were in the area trying to get whatever intel and pictures possible.
So given the above . . . what do you think the chances are of some random Soldier/Sailor/Marine/Airman would be given permission to carry any weapon around MA? Somewhere between none and damn slim in my book.
only in the case of being on official duty. otherwise you are just a regular guy like us.
cant LEO's carry LEO mags while off duty? because their legally allowed to posess them? such as a gun not on the "list"?
from a thread i started a week ago....
me "another question, would I be able to carry my high cap LEO mags while off duty?"
LenS "If you are entitled to own LE mags, then you may carry them any time and place you'd like."
If you are a member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty and stationed in Massachusetts and not a Massachusetts resident, you are eligible to apply for a non-resident license to carry which if granted for "any lawful purpose" will entitle you to carry concealed off duty. Remember, of course that if you are single and live on your installation, your weapon will most probably have to be stored in the arms room of your unit.
You can find information on a non-resident license to carry at the Mass.gov website.
The military has always been stupid about issuing unloaded weapons for guard duty so the related stories are the norm and not the exception.
To the person who made the comment about military personnel always wearing ACU's, BDU's, and fatigues before that, the wannbe senior officers think it is cool to "suit up for the game" even though it is 5,000 miles away. Again more military stupidity. It's is nothing new for the Army...it has worn field uniforms in office garrison enviornments for years.