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Relying on dealer knowledge about gun laws is a bad idea. Where's the dealer going to be when you get arrested? Although I don't think anyone has been prosecuted for a >5 pump action, you don't want to make case law.
I put this question "on the floor" at Chief Glidden's seminar in May. The answer was that if it is a tube mag (or even a tube extension) that it is NOT a large capacity feeding device. If it is a regular "magazine" and >5 rds fit, it would be a large capacity magazine.
In my MA Gun Law seminar I go into a bit of detail on why this is the case. See below.
Interesting. That doesn't seem to jive with a pplain language reading of the statute. Can you point me toward what I'm missing?
Some MA FFL dealers have sold a post-ban semi-auto shotgun with two stocks, a straight and a pistol grip, with an extended magazine installed.I have seen high capacity pump guns on dealers shelves for years. You can interperate the laws any way you wish but if all the local FFL dealers have sold them for years without getting in trouble I *guess* thats good enough for me. To each there own.
It's not the dealer who would end up in jail.Having only an FID, and reading this entire threat, I'll let the dealer do the decision making. If they sell me the Remington Model 870 Express Tactical that I'm interested in getting, GREAT. If they say no, time to start looking at other guns. I think the guys at Four Seasons will guide me right.
That is because MA wants you to break the law that you don't understand, so they can take your rights away.
And they want to confuse the hell out of people so they just won't buy anything at all. Here's my question on this is there any reason why I can't buy a PUMP gun in another state and bring it to mass, I travel the east coast a lot and have seen better deals down south probably due to the larger supply. Is there anything that clearly disqualify's a pump gun from being legal in ma. It's my understanding that all I have to do with a long gun is register the gun is that correct?
Right, MA is worse. NO NR can buy anything in MA even if they possess a NR LTC. No Alien with MA Resident FID can buy anything in MA either.
So I can purchase a long gun From a dealer in any state in the USA and not have to send it through an FFL? Yes. Can you mail long guns to yourself from another state?Yes. I know I can't purchase from someone, but if I bought a rifle while visiting family in NC say. Buy it from a dealer, than fill out FA10 within 7 Days from when the gun enters MA