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It specifically names the Mossberg Shockwave and others like it. We have already sent a letter to Michella Dunn asking for a more specific explanation.
Saw the letter directly the other day and I didn’t really read it other than it being about the Shockwave. But at second glance it is looking like they’re trying to go in another inch or two.Anyone see this from eopps directly? Kills all SBRs and SBSs in the state from a dealer if so.
So they're saying SBRs and SBSs weren't considered firearms before? I'm confused...
I assume this just prevents dealers from selling them as they're not on the "approved roster"?
What crime statistics are driving these regulations? Because my gut is that 95% of crimes with guns are generally illegal (ie, cross-state transfer, stolen gun, etc.) without having to look at specific attributes to make the gun more criminal.
I can see this "restating" affecting all frames in the future... Just need to reinterpret the definition of a firearm in the state.
"''Firearm'', a pistol, revolver or other weapon of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which a shot or bullet can be discharged and of which the length of the barrel or barrels is less than 16 inches or 18 inches in the case of a shotgun as originally manufactured; provided, however, that the term firearm shall not include any weapon that is: (i) constructed in a shape that does not resemble a handgun, short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun including, but not limited to, covert weapons that resemble key-chains, pens, cigarette-lighters or cigarette-packages; or (ii) not detectable as a weapon or potential weapon by x-ray machines commonly used at airports or walk- through metal detectors. "
"''Weapon'', any rifle, shotgun or firearm"
MGL 140, 121
I don't think being a "firearm" means it needs to be on roster, doesn't it have to be a pistol?
Read S. 123 on the roster issue. I think that you are wrong in this case.
And because it's not a long gun, presumably it can only be purchased in one's state of residence?Simply put if something meets the MGL C. 140 S. 121 definition of a "firearm" (short gun) or S. 123 defines the sort of gun as falling under this section, it must appear on the EOPS List to be legal for a MA Dealer to transfer.
Simply put if something meets the MGL C. 140 S. 121 definition of a "firearm" (short gun) or S. 123 defines the sort of gun as falling under this section, it must appear on the EOPS List to be legal for a MA Dealer to transfer.