Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 130 of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as amended by chapter 161 of the acts of 1973, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Whoever sells or furnishes a firearm or machine gun or ammunition therefor to any alien or to a minor or whoever sells or furnishes a rifle or shotgun or ammunition therefor to an alien who does not hold a permit card issued to him under section one hundred and thirty-one H, or a license to carry firearms issued under section one hundred and thirty-one F, or to a minor eighteen years of age or older, except to such minor who being eighteen years of age or older displays either a license to carry firearms or a firearms identification card, and a sporting or hunting license issued to him in the case of ammunition, or displays such license to carry, or firearm identification card together with said sporting or hunting license, and the written consent of his parent or guardian that a rifle or shotgun be sold to him or furnished to him in the case of a rifle or shotgun, or to a minor under eighteen years of age, shall have his license to sell firearms, machine guns or ammunition revoked and shall not be entitled to apply for such a license for ten years from the date of revocation and shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.
SECTION 2. Section 131 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in chapter 415 of the acts of 1972, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The chief of police or the board or officer having control of the police in a city or town, or the commissioner of public safety, or persons authorized by them, respectively, after an investigation, may, upon the application of any person, including a minor eighteen years of age or older who has the written consent of his parent or guardian, residing or having a place of business within their respective jurisdiction, except an alien whose license to carry firearms may only be issued under the provisions of section one hundred and thirty-one F, a person who has been convicted of a felony or of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs or a minor under the age of eighteen, issue a license to such applicant to carry firearms in the commonwealth or to possess and carry therein a machine gun if it appears that he is a suitable person to be so licensed, and that he has good reason to fear injury to his person or property, or for any other proper purpose, including the carrying of firearms for use in target practice only; provided, however, that no minor shall be issued a license to possess and carry a machine gun.
SECTION 3. The first paragraph of section 131F of said chapter 140, as most recently amended by section 102 of chapter 189 of the acts of 1984, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A temporary license to carry firearms, or ammunition therefor, within the commonwealth, may be issued by the commissioner of public safety, or persons authorized by him, to a nonresident or any person not falling within the jurisdiction of a local licensing authority or to an alien which resides outside the commonwealth for purposes of firearms competition and subject to such terms and conditions as said commissioner may deem proper; provided, however, that no license shall be issued to a person convicted of a felony, or convicted of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs.
SECTION 4. The first paragraph of section 131H of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in section 13 of chapter 799 of the acts of 1969, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No alien shall own or have in his possession or under his control a firearm except as provided in section one hundred and thirty-one F or a rifle or shotgun except as provided in this section or section one hundred and thirty-one F.