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83 total bills, 35 anti-gun bills,
19 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Massachusetts Gun Laws

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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

H55

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. 27) as relates to requiring public pension fund divestment from ammunition and firearms. Public Service.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H1350

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: Hearing scheduled for 04/30/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

Last Action Date: April 23, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H1381

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: January 22, 2019

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H1400

Title: Ensuring the enforcement of mandatory minimums for firearm related crimes

Description: Relative to the enforcement of mandatory minimum sentences for firearm related crimes. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H1410

Title: Relative to noise reduction devices

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

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

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H1441

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: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

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H1442

Title: To increase penalties for shooting a firearm while released on bail

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

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H1515

Title: Concerning the protection of persons from domestic violence

Description: Relative to the powers of police during domestic violence situations. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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H1522

Title: To secure property rights and to deter criminal activity

Description: Relative to criminal forfeiture of property. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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H1523

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: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H1562

Title: Relative to school safety

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

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 04/30/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

Last Action Date: April 23, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2005

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2039

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2040

Title: Relative to imitation firearms

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2044

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2045

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: January 22, 2019

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H2046

Title: Relative to the reckless discharge of firearms

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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H2048

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: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2050

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 22, 2019

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H2051

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 22, 2019

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H2052

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 22, 2019

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H2054

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 22, 2019

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H2066

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: January 22, 2019

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H2072

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2077

Title: Relative to the transportation of illegal firearms

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2080

Title: To refund rejected firearms license applicants

Description: Relative to providing for refunds to rejected firearms license applicants. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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H2089

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2091

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2092

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2093

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2094

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2095

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2096

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2097

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. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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H2103

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2117

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2122

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: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2129

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 22, 2019

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H2130

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2131

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 22, 2019

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H2133

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2144

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: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H2151

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: January 22, 2019

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H2153

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 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H2244

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: January 22, 2019

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H3355

Title: Increasing penalties for the illegal sale and possession of firearms

Description: Relative to increasing penalties for the illegal sale and possession of firearms. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

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H3411

Title: To curtail gang activity and witness intimidation

Description: For legislation to curtail gang activity and witness intimidation by the establishment of municipal judicial safety zones. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3567

Title: To enhance courthouse security

Description: Relative to the penalty for carrying a firearm into a courthouse. The Judiciary.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3576

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3577

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3780

Title: Relative to firearm purchases

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: May 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3781

Title: Relative to firearm sales

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: May 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3782

Title: Relative to firearm reporting procedures

Description: Relative to reporting procedures for firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: May 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3783

Title: Relative to firearm licensing

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: May 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3843

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: May 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H3927

Title: Relative to firearms

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

Last Action: Senate concurred

Last Action Date: June 24, 2019

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S468

Title: Relative to outdoor heritage

Description: For legislation relative to outdoor heritage. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 06/25/2019 from 12:30 PM-04:00 PM in Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Last Action Date: June 18, 2019

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S827

Title: Relative to the enactment of the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Description: For legislation relative to the enactment of the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S863

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: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S927

Title: Relative to restoration of rights

Description: For legislation relative to restoration of rights. The Judiciary.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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S963

Title: Prohibiting gunfire directed at dwelling houses

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

Last Action: Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

Last Action Date: May 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S999

Title: To enhance courthouse security

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1360

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: January 22, 2019

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S1361

Title: Relative to 3D 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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1368

Title: Establishing an institute within the Department of Public Health

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1369

Title: Relative to the possession of self-defense spray

Description: For legislation relative to the possession of self-defense spray. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1387

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 22, 2019

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S1388

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: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1389

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: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1395

Title: To ensure timely firearms license processing

Description: For legislation to ensure timely firearms license processing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1404

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1413

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1417

Title: Relative to unlawful suppressors

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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S1418

Title: Relative to secured firearms on recreational vehicles

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

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

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S1419

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1420

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1421

Title: Clarifying firearms oversight

Description: For legislation to clarify firearms oversight. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Last Action: House concurred

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1422

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 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1423

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 22, 2019

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S1424

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 22, 2019

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S1426

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; penalty

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: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1434

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 22, 2019

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S1451

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: January 22, 2019

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