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State of Massachusetts. 2011 ‘Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 269, § 10, etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Guns in Vehicles in Massachusetts. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 11 January
Guns in Vehicles in Massachusetts
Massachusetts law criminalizes the knowing possession of a firearm, or the knowing control of a firearm in a vehicle, whether loaded or unloaded, unless the possessor is at his or her residence or place of business or possesses the proper card or license for the firearm possessed.
A person possessing a Massachusetts Class A license to carry may carry a loaded handgun or short-barreled firearm in a vehicle only if the weapon is under his or her direct control. Similarly, a person possessing a Class B license may carry a handgun or short-barreled firearm in a vehicle only if the weapon is unloaded and contained within the locked trunk of the vehicle, or in a locked case or other secure container. Class A or Class B license holders may possess a large capacity rifle or shotgun in a vehicle only if the weapon is unloaded and contained within the locked trunk or in a locked case or other secure container…
Massachusetts generally prohibits the carrying of a firearm in or on a snow vehicle or recreation vehicle, or on a trailer or sled attached to such vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded and in an enclosed case…