How old do you have to be to own a handgun in Massachusetts ?

Discussion in 'Massachusetts Gun Forum' started by obie617, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. obie617

    obie617 New Member

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    I'm 16 rn and I've been arrested once and was wondering if I could still get a handgun later on in my life and also the age requirements? I would appreciate the help , thanks


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  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Depends what you were arrested for, how you were charged, (as an adult or juvenile), and if you had a conviction. Mass. Sucks for most firearms laws. 21 would be the normal age for handgun ownership. Don't know if rights will survive there til you are 21. I also don't know if your state has tighter restrictions based on arrests. You could probably find out with a call to the state police.
     

  3. danf_fl

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  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You must be 21 to purchase a handgun in Massachusetts. Depending on Where you live and what you were arrested/charged for, you may have No chance of becoming a gun owner. Doc was Pretty well on target.

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  5. obie617

    obie617 New Member

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    Thanks guys, but if it helps I was charged with 3 counts of assault and battery and 1 count of attempted crime but the case got dropped, my parents said it should be off my record by time time I turn 18 if I don't get in anymore legal trouble


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  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You're likely sol.

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  7. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    3 counts of assault and battery at 16?! I don't know the circumstances but I hope you got that out of your system. If the charges were dropped then you should be ok by the time youre old enough to purchase a hand gun. Stay out of trouble man. You're young and you've got many good years ahead of you. One assault charge as an adult ( at least in my state) and you will never be able to purchase ANY gun.

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  8. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Oh, and move out of Massachusetts by the time you do turn 21. Hell in the next five years Massachusetts laws could be even worse than they already are. Yikes.

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  9. obie617

    obie617 New Member

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    Thanks guys really appreciate it !!


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  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Oh, by the way, Welcome to the forum!!!!