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Legal Information: Massachusetts
Updated: November 12, 2020
If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?
If the abuser is ordered to give up his/her gun as part of an abuse prevention order, s/he must give it to law enforcement or another “licensing authority” where s/he lives as soon as possible. Within one year from the time the gun is surrendered, the abuser can request that it be transferred to a licensed firearms dealer or to another person who has a firearms license for sale or storage. If a request to transfer the gun has not been made after a year, then the gun will be sold at public auction.1
1 Mass. Gen. Laws 140 § 129D
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