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69 total bills, 27 anti-gun bills,
9 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Massachusetts Firearm Legislation

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session2019-2020 Session2021-2022 Session

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

this is an anti-gun bill

H25

Title: Legislative recommendations of the Office of the State Treasurer

Description: Legislative recommendations of the Office of the State Treasurer

Last Action:

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H43

Title: Requiring public pension fund divestment from ammunition and firearms

Description: So much of the recommendations of the Department of the State Treasurer (House, No. 25) as relates to requiring public pension fund divestment from ammunition and firearms. Public Service.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H132

Title: Establishing a smart gun technology task force

Description: For legislation to establish a task force to review the feasibility of “smart gun” technology. Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H1468

Title: Relative to the common defense

Description: Relative to killing or injuring a person in self defense or defense of others. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H1529

Title: Relative to firearm safety and harassment prevention orders

Description: Relative to firearm safety and harassment prevention orders. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H1570

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: March 29, 2021

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H1662

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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H1734

Title: To prevent illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth

Description: For legislation to further regulate illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H1803

Title: Prohibiting gunfire directed at dwelling houses

Description: Relative to the penalties for using weapons with intent to strike dwelling houses. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H1865

Title: To increase penalties for shooting a firearm while on release

Description: Relative to the penalties for shooting a firearm while released on bail. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H1894

Title: To increase the safety of courthouses

Description: By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition of Paul F. Tucker for legisaltion to increase the safety of courthouses. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2404

Title: To prevent gun violence

Description: Relative to screening certain patients for the presence of firearms in the home. Public Health.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2423

Title: Relative to firearm licensing

Description: Relative to licenses to carry or possess firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2435

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

Description: By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition of Marjorie C. Decker 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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2436

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

Description: Relative to making firearm owners civilly liable for damage caused by lost or stolen firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2437

Title: Relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis

Description: Relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2438

Title: Requiring licensed gun owners to submit a yearly affidavit

Description: For legislation to require licensed gun owners to submit yearly affidavits. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2439

Title: Relative to ghost guns

Description: Relative prohibiting ghost guns, so-called, that allow gun pieces to be legally purchased or made to create firearms that lack serial numbers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2444

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: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H2463

Title: Relative to firearm licensing renewals during a state of emergency

Description: Relative to firearm licensing renewals during a state of emergency. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2466

Title: Relative to electronic defensive devices

Description: Relative to the defensive use of certain electronic devices. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H2473

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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2486

Title: Requiring live fire practice for a firearms license

Description: For legislation to require that firearms safety courses provide live fire practice for firearms licenses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2487

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: March 29, 2021

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H2488

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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2489

Title: To close the large capacity magazine loophole

Description: Relative to the sale, transfer, or possession of large capacity ammunition gun feeding devices. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2490

Title: Establishing an institute within the Department of Public Health

Description: For legislation to establish a firearm violence institute within the Department of Public Health. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2491

Title: Relative to 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”

Description: Relative to 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”, so-called. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2499

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: March 29, 2021

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H2500

Title: Relative to access to constitutional rights

Description: Relative to the issuance of licenses for firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2501

Title: Establishing a commission on firearm licensing in the Commonwealth

Description: For legislation to establish a special commission to study the firearms licensing process. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2505

Title: Relative to firearms in certain public buildings

Description: Relative to firearms in certain public buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H2512

Title: Relative to constitutional rights

Description: Relative to the 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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2520

Title: Relative to addressing disparities in gun violence and mortality

Description: For legislation to establish a multi-agency illicit firearms task force to coordinating efforts to combat illicit firearm distribution, sales and possession. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2521

Title: Relative to fair licensing

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2522

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: March 29, 2021

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H2523

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: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H2526

Title: Preserving Second Amendment rights for medical marijuana patients

Description: Relative to licenses to carry firearms or the possession of firearm identification cards for holders of medical marijuana patient licenses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2527

Title: Relative to criminal manufacture and possession of certain weapons

Description: Relative to criminal manufacture and possession of certain weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2530

Title: Relative to silencers

Description: Relative to silencers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2533

Title: Concerning the reporting of information relating to certain firearms

Description: Relative to the reporting of information relating to certain firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

H2536

Title: Relative to firearm owners protection

Description: Relative to transporting, shipping, or receiving weapons by non-residents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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H2542

Title: Relative to the Civilian Marksmanship Program

Description: Relative to firearms furnished through the civilian marksmanship program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2635

Title: Requiring public pension fund divestment from ammunition and firearms

Description: For legislation to require the public pension fund to divest from ammunition and firearms. Public Service.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H2874

Title: Establishing an excise tax on guns and ammunition

Description: For legislation to establish an excise tax on guns and ammunition. Revenue.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

H3729

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: May 6, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S942

Title: To prevent 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. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1064

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: March 29, 2021

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S1104

Title: To enhance courthouse security

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1108

Title: Improving the quality of courthouse security

Description: For legislation to improve the quality of courthouse security. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1118

Title: Relative to the protection of police officers

Description: For legislation relative to the protection of police officers. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1130

Title: Protecting bank employees and customers

Description: For legislation relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S1537

Title: To require liability insurance for gun ownership

Description: For legislation to require liability insurance for gun ownership. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S1540

Title: Relative to 3-D printed weapons and “ghost guns”

Description: For legislation relative to 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1561

Title: Relative to preventing illegal trafficking of firearms

Description: For legislation to prevent illegal trafficking of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1562

Title: Relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis

Description: For legislation relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S1563

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: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S1568

Title: Relative to firearms in certain public buildings

Description: For legislation relative to firearms in certain public buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

S1581

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: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

S1583

Title: Preserving second amendment rights for medical marijuana patients

Description: For legislation to preserve second amendment rights for medical marijuana patients. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1584

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: March 29, 2021

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S1585

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: March 29, 2021

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S1588

Title: To ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff on the campuses of state colleges, community colleges and state universities

Description: For legislation to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff on the campuses of state colleges, community colleges and state universities. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1602

Title: Relative to the discharge of firearm, large capacity weapon, rifle, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun or machine gun without regard for the risk of harm

Description: For legislation relative to the discharge of firearms without regard for the risk of harm or penalty. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1614

Title: Relative to equitable firearm license fees

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1618

Title: Relative to public safety on private college and university campuses

Description: For legislation relative to public safety on private college and university campuses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1624

Title: Establishing a commission on live-fire training

Description: For legislation to establish a commission on live-fire training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

S1626

Title: Relative to silencers

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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S1633

Title: To prevent the illegal possession and illegal sale of firearms

Description: For legislation to prevent the illegal possession and illegal sale of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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