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To sell firearms, ammunition, or to be a gunsmith you must apply for a license. Applications must be submitted to the police department where your shop is located.
Massachusetts regulations require that all firearms dealers report their sales through the Massachusetts Instant Record Check System (MIRCS).
Massachusetts law requires that all firearms dealers maintain a place of business that is not a residence or dwelling where they must conduct all transactions and keep all their records.
Case law further determines that the residence or dwelling be a building that is not at the same address as the residence of the dealer, and in a commercial setting.
Massachusetts law places multiple conditions of firearms dealer's licenses that must be followed.