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crossing state lines
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:26:24 PM »

I'm looking to join a gun club in Mass. Anyone a member of any clubs in Mass? If so what are the laws concerning transporting firearms across the border? Any info will be appreciated.



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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 07:38:41 PM »
A friend of mine here in Stafford belongs to Springfield Sportsmens in Monson MA.

I am not up on the laws for going into MA.

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 09:41:53 PM »
I too have friends who are members at Springfield Sportsmen’s in Munson.

I’ve shot with them before.  Their advice for me was as follows; transport the guns unloaded and locked in a case, transport ammo in a locked ammo can and don’t bring anything outright illegal in MA.

So that’s what I do. That’s probably not much help, but it’s all I have.

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 09:46:47 PM »
long guns that are legal in mass are okay for the range, handguns are a NO GO unless you have a mass ltc. i was also warned not to take a chance as sometimes cops do check up there. I have shot up there in monson, but it is not worth losing my freedom for a cheaper range. i dont think suppressors are legal to shoot there either, but laws up there change all the time
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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 10:22:07 PM »
Traveling To & From Massachusetts With Firearms
MA Non Resident Information – MA Laws that apply to Non-Residents
Chapter 140, Section 131G Carrying of Firearms by Non-Residents

Any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth may *carry a pistol or revolver in or through the commonwealth for the following purpose of taking part in a pistol or revolver competition or attending any meeting or exhibition of any organized group of firearms collectors or hunting; provided, however, that such a person is a resident of the United States, and has a permit or license to carry firearms issued under the laws of any state, district or territory thereof which has licensing requirements which prohibit the issuance of permits or licenses to persons who have been convicted of a felony or who have been convicted of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs; provided, further, that in the case of a person traveling in or through the commonwealth or by the state of his destination.
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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 09:48:14 AM »
Just be careful because MA considers an empty shell ammunition. You can't buy ammo in MA if you are not a resident with proper paperwork.

Why are you joining a MA club?

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 07:05:03 PM »
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long guns that are legal in mass are okay for the range, handguns are a NO GO unless you have a mass ltc. i was also warned not to take a chance as sometimes cops do check up there. I have shot up there in monson, but it is not worth losing my freedom for a cheaper range. i dont think suppressors are legal to shoot there either, but laws up there change all the time

You don't need a mass. permit to bring a long gun and ammo to a range in mass.?

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »
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Just be careful because MA considers an empty shell ammunition. You can't buy ammo in MA if you are not a resident with proper paperwork.

Why are you joining a MA club?
You can buy ammo in Mass if you have a non resident LTC

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 07:24:10 PM »
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You can buy ammo in Mass if you have a non resident LTC

Are you sure of this? I have been led to believe only residents with FOID card can buy ammo in MA.

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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 05:59:52 PM »
I bought ammo in Massachusetts with a non resident LTC
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Re: crossing state lines
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 07:24:42 PM »
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I bought ammo in Massachusetts with a non resident LTC

Good to know.