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 January 25, 2016, the FRB is currently approving and printing licenses that were submitted for review by police departments between January 04 and January 21, 2016.
Telephone Call Scam
The DCJIS has received several reports of individuals receiving telephone calls from people claiming to be representatives of the DCJIS. The number which appears in the Caller ID is one of the DCJIS' telephone numbers. These "agents" usually tell the victim that there are several outstanding warrants for his or her arrest and that, for a fee paid immediately via credit card or bank account, they will take care of these warrants.
The DCJIS will never contact you about an outstanding warrant or other legal matter unless you have contacted the DCJIS first. In addition, DCJIS telephone numbers are suppressed on outgoing calls, so they will never appear in Caller ID. If you receive a call about an arrest warrant from an individual claiming to be a DCJIS employee or agent, DO NOT provide the caller with any personal information or any bank/credit card information.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)