Decision Commonwealth v. Cassidy

Date: 05/14/2018
Organization: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Commonwealth v. Cassidy
Supreme Judicial Court, May 14, 2018
(Defendant’s Rights/Second Amendment)

“[T]o sustain a conviction for unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm or unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device under G. L. c. 269, § 10 (m), the Commonwealth must prove that a defendant either knew the firearm or feeding device met the legal definition of large capacity’ or knew it was capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.”

Massachusetts firearms statutes are not unconstitutionally vague nor do the laws violate an individual’s right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and art. 17 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.

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