Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
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The unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm is a crime governed by M.G.L 269 section 10 (m). A conviction for unlawfully carrying of a large capacity firearm results in minimum 2 ½ years in state prison but not more than ten years in state prison.
If a defendant has a valid FID card at the time of an arrest for possession of a large capacity firearm then the penalty for a conviction will range from a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years in a state prison.
Definition of Large Capacity Firearm Under Massachusetts Law
A weapon is large capacity if it is:
- A semi-automatic handgun that accepts, or can be modified to accept a detachable large capacity feeding device that can hold more than ten rounds;
- A rifle that accepts, or can be modified to accept a detachable large capacity feeding device that can hold more than ten rounds;
- A shotgun that can accept more than five shotgun shells; and/or
- Any assault weapon.
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