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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1261         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3235

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Christine E. Canavan

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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 regarding breaking and entering of a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1261        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3235

By Mrs. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3235) of Christine E. Canavan, Richard T. Moore and Cleon H. Turner relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1287 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regarding breaking and entering of a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer.
 

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

              Chapter 269 of the Massachusetts General Laws shall be amended by inserting the following section:

              Section 10F. Breaking and Entering of a Firearm Retailer, Wholesaler or Manufacturer

              Whoever in the nighttime or the daytime breaks and enters any building in which a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer conducts business shall be subject to a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than ten years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

              Whoever in the nighttime or the daytime breaks and enters any building in which a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer conducts business with the intent to unlawfully obtain a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machinegun or ammunition shall be subject to a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than ten years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

              Whoever unlawfully obtains a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machinegun or ammunition by means of breaking and entering, in the nighttime or the daytime, any building in which a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer conducts business and who unlawfully distributes said firearm, rifle, shotgun, machinegun or ammunition shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not less than ten years nor more than twenty years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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