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Old January 10, 2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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AW Ban in MA?

does the "assault weapons" ban still exist in Massachusetts? how about bayonets?
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Old January 10, 2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Yup!
You name it we got it.
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Old January 10, 2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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what if I were to buy a pre-ban AK w/ a bayonet lug and 30 round mag? would I be in violation of the ban?
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Old January 10, 2010, 11:44 PM   #4
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If it was in the Commonwealth before the ban it is legal.
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Old January 12, 2010, 06:25 PM   #5
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From what I understand the ban is on everything after the start date (don't remember the exact date but sometime during the Clinton Gun Ban).

No mags bigger than 10 rds on anything but tube fed 22's
No threaded barrels (flash hiders) Muzzle brakes are case by case.
The dreaded pistol grip/bayonet deal effects above.
No laser sights (like Crimson Trace) the holo-sight types are okay.
There is an approved weapon roster that is a pita.

If the item (mag,gun,upper) was not in the state prior I am almost positive it cannot be brought in unless it was owned prior and even then iffy.
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Old January 12, 2010, 06:30 PM   #6
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Sorry...

You Massachusetts guys may interested in this thread:

Disturbing CCW case involving overzealous deputy



I apologize for the semi-hijack...... just real curious about Massachusetts carry permit procedures.
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Old January 13, 2010, 07:59 AM   #7
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like nj

Sounds like what jim florio did as gov in nj
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Old January 13, 2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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what if I were to buy a pre-ban AK w/ a bayonet lug and 30 round mag?
Preban rifles are fine to possess in MA (provided you are properly licensed).
Yes you can have bayonets. You cannot carry one if it is double edged.
Yes you can put a bayonet on a preban rifle in MA.

The rifle does not have to have been in MA prior to the Ban's enactment.
There is nothing in the Ban about Laser sights.
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Old January 14, 2010, 01:50 AM   #9
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Before 94 = preban after 94= postban

Chipperman are you sure preban rifles dont have to be instate before the ban to be legal. always was told prebans must be instate before the ban to be legal.

on preban you get the works

on postban no bayo lug/flashider/collapsible stock

on postbans you get one evil feature most people choose detach mags.

yep it sucks, welcome to MA

hey if your thinking about coming to MA bring lots of vaseline, you tend to get well you know quite a bit. after a while you get used to it


if you still need info go onto Northeast Shooters, im a member over there great bunch of guys and lots of info. take a look
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Old January 14, 2010, 01:05 PM   #10
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I just moved out of MA in April 2009. I escaped across the border into NH.
So yes, I know the MA laws quite well. I had a Class A license and even a machine gun license in MA.

Preban rifles do not need to have been in MA before the ban. Some MA FFLs will not transfer them b/c they do not want any potential harrassment from the MA AG, but it is perfectly legal. Same thing with preban mags. So if you want to get preban rifle and mags in NH and bring them home to MA, that is fine.
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