Private sales of firearms in Massachusetts are closely regulated

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 @ 9:13PM

The common perception about private sales of firearms in Massachusetts is that they skirt around the requirement to have a background check. Most people believe there is no control over these transactions, resulting in the often misunderstood “gun show loophole.”

First of all, the lion’s share of sales at gun shows are made by licensed dealers who must run background checks on those sales on the spot. For the sales that happen between private citizens, whether at a gun show or not, there are tight controls. Read more…

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2 Comments to "Private sales of firearms in Massachusetts are closely regulated" add comment
Robert Cyrklis
June 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm

The 2nd Amendment is Homeland Security. Lord bless America from descending into Middle East chaos.

JOHN Q PUBLIC
July 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

you know that it’s krptic when they start double talking in a bill or motion unless its to get pay raise then IT will get it done they are willing go to work at midnight & weekends dedicated self serving but let it be anything that would be a benifIcal. there on vacatrion junkets elected officials should be charged with treason if they act out bounds BOSTON the speaker says he did nothing illegal. but it wasnt right eather WE all need to tighten up the loopholes its over we cant afford them they do not know what there doing STOP IT
BOB

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