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Is there a stipulation in the law that covers a firearm found in a private household without a license. I am confused with the law stating that you cannot charge the owner with illegal possession however you can charge for not having a FID or LTC under the licensing laws. Anyone know more on this? :roll:
 

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Chapter 269 Section 10. (a) Whoever, except as provided or exempted by statute, knowingly has in his possession; or knowingly has under his control in a vehicle; a firearm, loaded or unloaded, as defined in section one hundred and twenty-one of chapter one hundred and forty without either:

(1) being present in or on his residence or place of business; or

(2) having in effect a license to carry firearms issued under section one hundred and thirty-one of chapter one hundred and forty; or

(3) having in effect a license to carry firearms issued under section one hundred and thirty-one F of chapter one hundred and forty; or


**If you read Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998 (as amended under Chapter 358 of the Acts of 1998) it contradicts 269-10** :?

Any person who lawfully owns a large capacity or nonlarge capacity firearm or feeding device therefor, on the effective date of this act that was purchased with a permit issued under said section 131A of said chapter 140 shall, unless such firearm and feeding device are transferred in accordance with the provisions of said chapter 140, apply for a firearm identification card under the provisions of section 129B of said chapter 140. Unless such applicant is disqualified under the provisions of said section 129B, such card shall be issued; provided, however, that if such card may not be issued, all firearms, ammunition and ammunition feeding devices therefor shall be surrendered in accordance with the provisions of section 129D of said chapter 140; provided further, that the requirements for obtaining a card under said section 129B shall not apply to such person that possesses valid proof of exemption under the provisions of section 129C of said chapter 140. Nothing herein shall permit such person to possess or carry any firearm outside his residence or business unless such person obtains a Class A or Class B license to carry firearms pursuant to the provisions of said section 131 of said chapter 140.
 

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Hold on let me get my law degree! LOL, Assachusetts contradicts itself again. No wonder why training courses are offered to better understand MGL 180,140, 269 etc....
 
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