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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 364        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1191


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen M. Brewer


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 small caliber ammunition..






Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Michael O. Moore


Demetrius J. Atsalis

2nd Barnstable

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Jennifer L. Flanagan


John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 364        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1191

By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1191) of Puppolo, Frost, Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain ammunition  [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].


SEE SENATE, NO. 926 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to small caliber ammunition..


              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 is hereby amended by deleting in its entirety the definition for “Large Capacity Feeding Device” and putting in its place the following:

              “Large capacity feeding device”, (i) a fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip or similar device capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition or more than five shotgun shells; or (ii) a large capacity ammunition feeding device as defined in the federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(31) as appearing in such section on September 13, 1994. The term “large capacity feeding device” shall not include any such feeding devices for .22 caliber long rifle or lesser ammunition including but not limited to .22 shorts, CB caps, .17 rimfire.

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