HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2418        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3251


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to a report of firearms statistics.






Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex


George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester


Bradford Hill

4th Essex


Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth


Donald Humason



Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex


Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester


Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden


Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester


Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol


Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2418        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3251

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3251) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the filing of a biennial report by the Secretary of Public Safety of firearms-related statistics.  Public Safety and Homeland Security.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2404 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to a report of firearms statistics.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 18 ¾ of chapter 6A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by adding the following clause:—

(10) to develop a biennial report to be sent to the clerks of the house and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, and the joint committee on criminal justice on March 1 of every other year beginning in 2012.  Said report shall contain, but not be limited to, comprehensive information and statistics related to firearms crimes and arrests and prosecutions of firearms-related offenses, to serve as an examination of the effectiveness of the commonwealth’s firearms-related regulations.  Said report shall include, but not be limited to, an explanation of substantial changes in state and federal firearms-related laws and firearms-related statistics in the commonwealth.