registering an sbr

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got my stamp and my parts. tried to register it on the mass gun portal,
and it will not take a rifle under 16" what do i do?
sorry if this has been asked before, i seached but didn't find anything

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didn't see firearm as an option, it's an sbr ar style ,
ar style pistole is not legal in mass, right? will system allow me to select pistol
i will try in the morning
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If you already registered it while it was in rifle configuration, then you don't need to re-register as you're not magically creating a new gun.

If you didn't, then register as a handgun and move on with your life. Like the others have said, don't try to make sense of MA firearms laws; it's not worth it.
 

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NO because:

1. MGL references the Federal AWB for definitions. (Think symlink)
2. Supremacy Clause

Isn’t this the definition of AW pistol?

Semi-automatic pistols with detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

1.Magazine that attaches outside the pistol grip
2. Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or suppressor
3. Barrel shroud safety feature that prevents burns to the operator
4. Unloaded weight of 50 oz (1.4 kg) or more
5. A semi-automatic version of a fully automatic firearm.

Assuming this SBR is on a normal lower... won’t it violate #1 and #4 at the very least? And more than likely 1,2,3,&4.

not that anyone really cares, but I find it shocking (not really) that registering it as a handgun is like admitting you are breaking the rules. This state just sucks for clarity on gun laws.
 
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