IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MASSACHUSETTS GUN LAWS
On August 13, 2014, Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014, “An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence”, was signed into law.
In accordance with the provisions of the new gun law, the Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal has been implemented. Beginning March 15, 2015, firearms licensees and gun owners are required by law to report ALL private sales, transfers, and surrenders of firearms to the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau via the Gun Portal. Paper FA-10 forms will no longer be accepted for these transaction types!
Current Firearms Records Bureau (FRB) License Processing Time
As of October 05, 2015, the FRB is currently approving and printing licenses that were submitted for review by police departments between September 28 and October 04, 2015.