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61 total bills, 18 anti-gun bills,
27 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Massachusetts Gun Laws

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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note: Massachusetts carries over legislation from odd-numbered years to even numbered years without exception

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H1246

Title: Relative to firearms licensing duration and fees

Description: Relative to firearms licensing duration and fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H1247

Title: Relative to firearms storage

Description: Relative to the storage of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H1248

Title: Relative to law enforcement officers safety act

Description: Relative to licenses to carry firearms for certain public safety officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1249

Title: Permitting the sale and possession of nonlethal electronic control weapons for defensive purposes

Description: Relative to the sale and possession of nonlethal electronic control weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1265

Title: Relative to non-resident firearm licensing

Description: Relative to non-resident firearm licensing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1278

Title: Relative to senior gun ownership fees

Description: Relative to the renewal fee for firearm identification cards for persons over the age of 64. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1280

Title: To clarify the prosecution of illegal guns

Description: Relative to prosecution for the sale of illegal firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1281

Title: To close the assault weapon magazine loophole

Description: Relative to assault weapon magazine feeding devices. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1282

Title: To clarify the definition of a "violent crime" in Chapter 140

Description: For legislation to clarify the definition of violent crimes in the law relative to firearm sales. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1283

Title: Relative to universal background checks for private gun sales

Description: Relative to universal background checks for private gun sales. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1285

Title: Relative to the definition of assault weapons

Description: Relative to the definition of assault weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1290

Title: Relative to change of address for firearm licensing

Description: Relative to firearm licensing requirements. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1296

Title: Relative to constitutional rights

Description: Relative to laws, ordinances or regulations concerning to the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of weapons, antique weapons, ammunition or ammunition components. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1309

Title: Relative to firearms and recreational vehicles

Description: Relative to carrying a firearm while on a recreational vehicle. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H1310

Title: Relative to the lawful sale of handguns

Description: Relative to the lawful sale of guns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H1315

Title: Relative to firearm owners protection

Description: Relative to the transportation of firearms by non-residents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H1319

Title: To promote school safety

Description: For legislation to authorize licensed, qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry firearms on the grounds of any elementary school, secondary school, college or university. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H2328

Title: To enhance courthouse security

Description: Relative to the possession of firearms in courthouses. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H2354

Title: Relative to school safety

Description: Relative to firearms on school property. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H2485

Title: Relative to the lawful sale of ammunition

Description: For legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out-of-state vendors to lawfully licensed gun owners in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H2495

Title: To require liability insurance for gun ownership

Description: For legislation to require liability insurance by gun owners. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H2507

Title: Relative to fair licensing

Description: Relative to the licensing of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H2508

Title: Relative to expanding the fee exemption for renewing a license to carry to include veterans

Description: For legislation to exempt veterans from paying renewal fees for a license to carry firearms . Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H2510

Title: Relative to gun free zones

Description: By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition of John C. Velis and others for an investigation by a special commission to study and evaluate policies within the so-called “Gun Free Zones”. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H2512

Title: Relative to previously licensed gun owners

Description: Relative to previously licensed gun owners. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H3070

Title: Increasing penalties for discharging a firearm into a dwelling, residence or structure where persons reside

Description: Relative to penalties for discharging firearms in residential dwellings. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3081

Title: Establishing extreme risk protective orders

Description: Relative to extreme risk protective orders. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H3254

Title: Relative to hearings for firearms identification

Description: Relative to the process of reclassifying firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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H3264

Title: Relative to electric current weapons

Description: Relative to the use of portable electrical weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3271

Title: Establishing a smart gun technology task force

Description: For legislation to establish a task force to review the feasibility of “smart gun” technology. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3453

Title: A communication from the Honorable David Paul Linsky, Chairman of the House committee on Post Audit and Oversight, submitting a report of the House committee on Post Audit and Oversight of the 189th General Court (under the provisions of Section 63 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) entitled: Under the Radar: Massachusetts’ Private Gun Sale Loophole (House, No. 3453)

Description: A communication from the Honorable David Paul Linsky, Chairman of the House committee on Post Audit and Oversight, submitting a report of the House committee on Post Audit and Oversight of the 189th General Court (under the provisions of Section 63 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) entitled: Under the Radar: Massachusetts’ Private Gun Sale Loophole (House, No. 3453)

Last Action: Placed on file

Last Action Date: March 27, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3578

Title: Making firearm owners civilly liable for damage caused by lost or stolen firearms

Description: Relative to making firearm owners civilly liable for damages caused by lost or stolen firearms. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3609

Title: Relative to imitation firearms

Description: Relative to imitation firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3610

Title: Temporarily preventing firearm access for extremely dangerous or suicidal individuals

Description: By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition of Marjorie C. Decker and others further regulating conditions to carry firearms by certain at risk persons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3611

Title: Authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm

Description: By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition of Marjorie C. Decker and others that the commissioner of Criminal Justice Services be authorized to establish a list of persons who disavow eligibility to purchase firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H763

Title: Relative to firearm suppressor safety

Description: Relative to the penalty for the possession of firearm suppressor devices used for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of portable firearms. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H789

Title: Relative to noise reduction devices

Description: Relative to penalties for the possession of silencers or firearm noise reduction devices . The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H908

Title: Prohibiting gunfire directed at dwelling houses

Description: Relative to the penalties for using a weapon with intent to strike a dwelling house. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1283

Title: Relative to stun guns

Description: For legislation relative to stun guns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1287

Title: Regarding the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth

Description: For legislation to prevent illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S1292

Title: Relative to data collection on multiple gun purchases

Description: For legislation relative to data collection on multiple gun purchases. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1298

Title: Relative to firearms and firearms violence

Description: For legislation relative to firearms and firearms violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1302

Title: Increasing the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms

Description: For legislation to increase the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1309

Title: Prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency

Description: For legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S1315

Title: Further regulating the issuance of firearms identification cards

Description: For legislation to regulate the issuance of firearms identification cards. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S1316

Title: Relative to the sale of firearms

Description: For legislation relative to the sale of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1317

Title: Relative to suppressors

Description: For legislation relative to suppressors. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1318

Title: Relative to equitable firearm license fees

Description: For legislation relative to equitable firearm license fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1319

Title: Relative to firearms and recreational vehicles

Description: For legislation relative to firearms and recreational vehicles. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1320

Title: Relative to non-resident firearm license fees

Description: For legislation relative to non-resident firearm license fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1321

Title: Relative to the lawful sale of ammunition

Description: For legislation relative to the lawful sale of ammunition. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S1322

Title: Relative to the lawful sale of handguns

Description: For legislation relative to the lawful sale of handguns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1324

Title: Relative to change of address for firearm licensing

Description: For legislation relative to change of address for firearm licensing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1338

Title: Relative to equitable firearm license fees

Description: Relative to firearm license fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1339

Title: Relative to non-resident firearm license fees

Description: For legislation to authorize the Colonel of the State Police, or persons authorized by him, to issue temporary license to carry firearms to certain nonresidents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1340

Title: Relative to suppressors

Description: For legislation relative to firearm suppressors . Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S1354

Title: Prohibiting the illegal lending of firearms

Description: For legislation to prohibit the illegal lending of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1365

Title: To protect law abiding citizens and strengthen public safety

Description: For legislation to protect law abiding citizens and strengthen public safety. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S839

Title: Prohibiting gunfire directed at dwelling houses

Description: For legislation to prohibit gunfire directed at dwelling houses. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S973

Title: Enhancing courthouse security

Description: For legislation to enhance courthouse security. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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S981

Title: To ensure courthouse security

Description: For legislation to ensure courthouse security. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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