Massachusetts Firearm Identification Card (FID) Attorney

Massachusetts Heavily Regulates Ammunition & Basic Guns

Individuals in Massachusetts may possess certain "primitive guns" or "antique guns", under certain circumstances, without a gun license. But violating the Massachusetts gun laws, such as bringing that "primitive gun" in public is a crime punishable by a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment. It is also a crime to possess ammunition without a license, which is also punishable by a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment.

If you have any desire to possess a rifle or shotgun, even to hunt with a friend's black powder rife, then you need at least a Massachusetts Firearm Identification Card (FID). An FID will allow you to purchase and possess ammunition and "non-large capacity" rifles and shotguns (as defined under G. L. c. 140, § 121). The procedure for obtaining an FID Card is found at G. L. c. 140, § 129B.

To obtain an FID, you cannot be a federally prohibited person or a prohibited person under Massachusetts law. Once you obtain an FID, there is a maze of additional laws and statutes that must be followed to avoid criminal activity, which is harshly punished in Massachusetts.

Do you seek to apply for a Massachusetts FID Card, challenge the denial of an FID Card, or wish to reinstate your FID rights? Do you seek to learn how to avoid criminal behavior? Contact 978-846-5184 Massachusetts gun law Attorney William Driscoll to learn how he can assist you. Remember, Second Amendment rights are a terrible thing to lose!