SECTION 1. Section 15A of Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end the following new subsection:-
(e) Whoever commits assault with a dangerous weapon by discharging a firearm, large capacity weapon, rifle, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun or machine gun, as defined in section 121 of chapter 140, with the intent to physically harm a police officer, special police officer, state or federal law enforcement officer, firefighter, officer or employee of the department of correction, officer or employee of a sheriff's department, officer or employee of a jail or officer or employee of a house of correction in the performance of the officer’s duties, shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for no less than 25 years and up to any term of years.
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