HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3041        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2096

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David Paul Linsky

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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 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Michael J. Barrett

Third Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Michael S. Day

31st Middlesex

William J. Driscoll, Jr.

7th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Andres X. Vargas

3rd Essex

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3041        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2096

By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2096) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to 3D printed weapons and ghost guns, so-called.  Public Safety and Homeland Security.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”.

 

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 121 of Chapter 140 of General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “cartridges” in line 7 the following ‘ “assembly”, the fitting together of the component parts of firearms to construct a firearm,’

Section 2. Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “gun” in line 100 ‘ “manufacture”,  to newly fabricate or construct a firearm’.

Section 3. Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “trigger” in line 107 ‘“unfinished receiver or firearm frame”, a piece of any material that does not constitute the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle or shotgun but that has been shaped or formed in any way for the purpose of becoming the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle or shotgun. The term shall not include a piece of material that has had its size or external shape altered to facilitate transportation or storage or has had its chemical composition altered.

Section 4. Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “detectors” in line 54, the following: a firearm shall include any receiver or firearm frame that is either substantially near completion or is designed and intended to be used to enable a person to assemble a functioning firearm, shotgun, or rifle. 

Section 5. Chapter 140 is hereby amended by inserting the following new Section after Section 122D.

Section 122E. 

(a)No individual shall complete the manufacture or assembly of a weapon without (1) obtaining a unique serial number or other mark of identification from the commissioner of the department of criminal justice information services pursuant to Section 123 of Chapter 140 and (2) engraving upon or permanently affixing to the firearm such serial number or other mark in a manner that conforms with the requirements imposed on licensed importers and licensed manufacturers of firearms pursuant to 18 USC 923(i), as amended from time to time, and any regulation adopted thereunder within.

(b)No person shall use a three-dimensional printer to manufacture any firearm, or any part or component that is intended to be used to assemble or manufacture a functioning firearm, unless such person possesses a federal license to manufacture firearms and operates in compliance pursuant to 18 USC 923(i), as amended from time to time, and any regulation adopted thereunder within.

(c)No individual shall complete the manufacture or assembly of any firearm from polymer plastic, unless such plastic is embedded with three point seven ounces of material type 17-4 PH stainless steel and such firearm is engraved or otherwise marked with a unique serial number or other mark of identification.

(d)Not later than thirty days after an individual completes manufacturing or assembling a firearm pursuant to this section, such individual shall notify the commissioner of the department of criminal justice information services and provide any identifying information concerning the firearm and the owner of such firearm pursuant to Section 128B of Chapter 140. 

(e)The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) manufacture or assembly of firearms by a federally licensed firearm manufacturer, or (2) delivery or transfer of a firearm to a law enforcement agency

(f)No individual shall knowingly, facilitate, aid or abet the manufacture or assembly of a firearm pursuant by an individual or for an individual who is otherwise prohibited by law from owning or possessing a firearm.

(g)Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison by a term of not more than ten years for each offense, or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.