2021-2022 Massachusetts Legislation

Current Bills Introduced in Massachusetts

A number of gun-related bills have been introduced in the Massachusetts State House. Here you can view summaries of these bills and what we think about them.

We are proud to share that Massachusetts became the first state since the Las Vegas massacre to ban bump stocks. Thank you to the Massachusetts Legislature and Lt. Gov. Polito for taking quick action. Read more here.

In July 2018, the Extreme Risk Protective Order bill was signed into law. Go to www.maerpo.org to learn how to access this life-saving tool.

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Priority Bills:

An Act relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis.

S1503/H1841: An act relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis.

Since 2014, crime gun data has been collected by the commonwealth. Unfortunately, this data has not been utilized successfully. This bill would require a report and analysis about the existing data so that legislators and law enforcement can effectively target the source of guns used in crime.
S1503 full text and H1841 full text.

Position: Support – click to EMAIL YOUR STATE SENATOR 
S1503 Primary Sponsor: Sen. Cynthia Creem

Position: Support – click to  EMAIL YOUR STATE REP
H 1841 Primary Sponsor: Rep. Marjorie Decker


 


In addition to the above priority bills, we support the following;

An Act relative to ghost guns.

Hxxx: To require individuals who manufacture or assemble firearms to obtain a serial number and permanent marking of serial number on said firearm. Full text.

Position: Support
Primary Sponsor: Rep.


An Act relative to 3D printed weapons and “ghost guns”.

Hxxx: To prohibit use of 3D manufacturing of firearms and any firearm component unless individual(s) is federally licensed to do so. Full text.

Position: Support
Primary Sponsor:


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