Gun Laws in Massachusetts

State Law Background

Among other things, Massachusetts:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

However, Massachusetts does not:

Local governments in Massachusetts retain authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and the local licensing authority in Massachusetts has discretion in determining whether to issue a license to carry a firearm.

In 2017, Massachusetts had the second lowest gun death rate among the states. Far more crime guns are trafficked into Massachusetts than out of the state. In 2017, Massachusetts imported three times as many crime guns from other states as it exported.

Massachusetts Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Massachusetts, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.