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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 587         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 639

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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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 to close automatic weapon loopholes..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Mark C. Montigny

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 587        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 639

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 639) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and Mark C. Montigny relative to the licensing of certain automatic weapons.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2202 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to close automatic weapon loopholes..
 

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

              Section 121 of chapter one hundred forty of the general laws is hereby amended by deleting in line 20 the following:

              “(i) any of the weapons, or replicas or duplicates of such weapons, specified in appendix A to 18 U.S.C. section 922 as appearing in such appendix on September 13, 1994, as such weapons were manufactured on October 1, 1993; (ii) any weapon that is operated by manual bolt, pump, lever or slide action;”.

              SECTION 2 – Subsection (a) of section 131 of chapter one hundred forty of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “firearms” in line 6 the following: “other than assault weapons”.

              SECTION 3 – Subsection (a) of section 131 of chapter one hundred forty of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “weapons” in line 9 the following: “other than assault weapons”.

              SECTION 4 – Subsection (a) of section 131 of chapter one hundred forty of the general laws is hereby amended by deleting in line 48 the following: “(v) hunting in accordance with the provisions of chapter 131”.

              SECTION 5 – Subsection (a)(6) of section 10 of chapter two hundred sixty-nine of the general laws is hereby amended by deleting in line 29 the following: “not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years, or for not less than one year nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction” and inserting in place thereof the following:             

              “not less than three years”.

              SECTION 6 – Subsection (a)(6) of section 10 of chapter two hundred sixty-nine of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting in line 36 after the word “sentence” the following:             

              “, nor shall such sentence be served concurrently with any other sentence”.

              SECTION 7 – Subsection (a) of section 10G of chapter two hundred sixty-nine of the general laws is hereby amended by deleting in line 4 the following: “three” and inserting in place thereof the following: “five”.

              SECTION 8 – Subsection (d) of section 10G of chapter two hundred sixty-nine of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting in line 22 after the word “sentence” the following:             

              “, nor shall such sentence be served concurrently with any other sentence”.

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