On August 13, 2014, Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014, “An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence”, was signed into law.

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Key Changes to the Massachusetts Gun Laws - August, 2014


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!

Regulation Listening Sessions Scheduled for Thursday October 22, 2015

In accordance with Executive Order 562, the DCJIS is currently reviewing its regulations and encourages input from regulated parties and interested individuals.

To this end, the DCJIS will hold a series of listening sessions providing an opportunity for comment on the following regulations:

803 CMR 2.00     CORI Regulations

803 CMR 5.00     CORI-Housing

803 CMR 7.00     Criminal Justice Information Services

803 CMR 8.00     CORI and Research

803 CMR 9.00     Victim Notification Registry

803 CMR 10.00   Gun Transaction Recording

803 CMR 11.00   Consumer Reporting Agencies

DCJIS regulations are available online and will be addressed during the listening sessions in the order listed above.  Individuals seeking to provide input on the regulations are encouraged to attend.  The listening sessions will be held at the following time and location:

                Thursday October 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services

                MITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor

                200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200

                Chelsea, MA 02150

            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.

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)

To Access the DCJIS iCORI Service Click Here