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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2697         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3269

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

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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 fair licensing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2697        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3269

By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3269) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the licensing of firearms.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to fair licensing.
 

              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 131 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be amended by striking out the first paragraph in subsection (a) in lines 4 through 17 and replacing it with the following:-
A Class A license shall entitle a holder thereof to purchase, rent, lease, borrow, possess and carry: (i) firearms, including large capacity firearms, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes and (ii) rifles and shotguns, including large capacity weapons, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes.

SECTION 2. Section 131 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be further amended by striking out the first paragraph in subsection (b) in lines 14 through 26 and replacing it with the following:-
(b) A Class B license shall entitle a holder thereof to purchase, rent, lease, borrow, possess and carry: (i) non-large capacity firearms and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes, (ii) rifles and shotguns, including large capacity rifles and shotguns, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes.
A Class B license shall not entitle the holder thereof to carry or possess a loaded firearm in a concealed manner in any public way or place.
A Class B license shall not entitle the holder thereof to possess a large capacity firearm, except under the direct supervision of a holder of a valid Class A license at a shooting club or range.

SECTION 3. Section 131 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be further amended by striking out the first paragraph in subsection (d) in lines 98 through 109 and replacing it with the following:-
(d) Any person residing or having a place of business within the jurisdiction of the licensing authority or any law enforcement officer employed by the licensing authority or any person residing in an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction located within a city or town may submit to such licensing authority or the colonel of state police, an application for a Class A or Class B license to carry firearms, or renewal of the same, which such licensing authority or said colonel shall issue if the applicant is not a prohibited person as outlined in (i) through (vii) of this subsection.

SECTION 4. Section 131 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be further amended by striking out in subsection (f) in lines 185 through 187 the following:-
“A license may be revoked or suspended by the licensing authority if it appears that the holder is no longer a suitable person to possess such license.”

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