A large-capacity firearm is
- a semi-automatic handgun or rifle that is capable of accepting more than ten rounds
- a semi-automatic shotgun capable of accepting more than five shotgun shells or
- an assault weapon
What Kind of License Do I Need to Carry a Large-Capacity Firearm?
To legally carry, purchase, or transport a large-capacity firearm in Massachusetts, you must obtain your License to Carry (LTC). This license also includes non-large capacity handguns, rifles, shotguns, feeding devices, and ammunition. This is also the only license that allows the carrying of concealed handguns-either loaded or unloaded.
An LTC costs $100 and is valid for up to 6 years. All first-time firearm license applicants must successfully complete a Massachusetts Certified Firearms Safety Course or a Basic Hunter Education Course and submit a certificate of completion with their firearms license application.
Another part of the LTC application process is a criminal background check. Under federal law, people are generally prohibited from legally possessing firearms if they have been convicted of a felony, and domestic violence convictions will also greatly affect your ability to own a firearm.
If your LTC has been denied, I am here to help. I am an experienced firearms attorney and I will help you protect your right to carry a gun. Call or text me today at (617) 295-7500.