Section 10A of Chapter 269 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by deleting the section in its entirety and inserting in its place the following:
Any person found to be in possession of a firearm suppressor who is:
(a)a prohibited person under section 131 of chapter 140;
(b)in the commission of a violent crime or felony;
(c)in the commission of a crime of violence against a family member;
(d)conducting sales or has possession of controlled substances as defined in chapter 94C;
shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years in state prison or for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
For the purposes of this section the term “firearm suppressor” shall have the same meaning as Federal law 18 USC 921(24): The terms “firearm suppressor” mean any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.
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