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.
The term “firearm suppressor” or “firearm noise reduction device” means any device for 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 muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication. For the purposes of this section the term “firearm suppressor” or “firearm noise reduction device” shall have the same meaning as Federal Law 18 USC 921(24).
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