Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm or Feeding Device
A person convicted of the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm or Feeding Device and who had a valid Firearms Identification Card at time, would be subject to a lesser minimum-mandatory sentence of not less than 1 year and up to 10 years in state prison.
Massachusetts Gun Crimes Laws define a "Large Capacity Weapon" is any firearm, rifle, or shotgun that:
- is a semi-automatic with a fixed large capacity feeding device;
- is a semi-automatic and capable of accepting, or readily modifiable to accept, any detachable large capacity feeding device;
- employs a rotating cylinder capable of accepting more than 10 rounds of ammunition in a rifle or firearm, and more than 5 shotgun shells in the case of a shotgun or firearm; or
- is an assault weapon.
- a fixed or detachable magazine, drum, feed strip or similar device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells; or
- a large capacity ammunition feeding device as defined in the Federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protections Act.
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