MASSACHUSETTS: SUPPRESSORS LEGISLATION

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MASSACHUSETTS: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION ADVANCES IN GENERAL COURT.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY, UNAMIOUSLY PASSED SENATE BILL 1271

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)
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An Act Relative to Suppressors.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 10A of Chapter 269 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by deleting the section in its entirety and inserting in its place the following:
Section 10A.

Any person found to be in possession of a firearm suppressor who is:
(a) a prohibited person under section 131 of chapter 140;
(b) in the commission of a violent crime or felony;
(c) in the commission of a crime of violence against a family member;
(d) conducting sales or has possession of controlled substances as defined in chapter 94C;
shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years in state prison or for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.

For the purposes of this section the term “firearm suppressor” shall have the same meaning as Federal law 18 USC 921(24): The terms “firearm suppressor” mean any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.

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