Carrying a Loaded Firearm While Under the Influence

Massachusetts General Laws chapter 269, section 10H criminalizes the carrying of a loaded firearm while under the influence of liquor, marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances.  The "carrying" of a loaded firearm for purposes of this statute is described as "on his person" or "under his control in a vehicle".

The gun crime of Carrying a Loaded Firearm While Under the Influence of Liquor or Drugs is punishable by imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years and/or with fines up to $5,000.

A person may be prosecuted for this crime regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry a firearm or not.  The purpose of the statute is to ensure that even those persons who are licensed to carry firearms do so responsibly and not cause themselves to become influence by liquor or other substances.

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