This is a discussion on Flying into Massachusetts within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by madplmber Watch the folder in Mass too, if its blade is over 2 1/2 inches its illegal too. - Did you see ...
You can not carry a loaded firearm of any type inside any vehicle in Massachusetts without a class A permit
issued by the state of Massachusetts.
Mass is bad news, keep the gun at home.
Chapter 140: Section 131G. Carrying of firearms by non-residents; conditions
Section 131G. Any person who is not a resident of the commonwealth may carry a pistol or revolver in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of taking part in a pistol or revolver competition or attending any meeting or exhibition of any organized group of firearm collectors or for the purpose of hunting; provided, that such person is a resident of the United States and has a permit or license to carry firearms issued under the laws of any state, district or territory thereof which has licensing requirements which prohibit the issuance of permits or licenses to persons who have been convicted of a felony or who have been convicted of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs; provided, further, that in the case of a person traveling in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of hunting, he has on his person a hunting or sporting license issued by the commonwealth or by the state of his destination. Police officers and other peace officers of any state, territory or jurisdiction within the United States duly authorized to possess firearms by the laws thereof shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to have a permit or license to carry firearms as described in this section.
Why not fly to Boston, rent a car drive to VT right away carry your whole trip, then find an FFL mail the gun back to your local FFL just before you leave to head back to Boston. While the laws suck there's a ton excellent history there. If you own more than one gun then you'll be armed by the time you hit the door at your house after the trip.
You might even be able to cut the FFLs out of the process
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unli...-firearms-uspsQ: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?
Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.
So just mail it to yourself before you leave VT, and travel in accordance with Federal firearm travel laws, making your stay in Boston later on the itinerary.
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I'm from MA also. Do not bring your gun into MA via logan. The state police will be waiting for you. You will be arrested when you try to pick up your gun. Also remember no magazines over 10 rounds or it's a felony and you'll never have a gun anywhere again. If you were driving through safe passage would work. Although they would still seize your gun and you can spend $$$ to get it back. If you must fly in Manchester NH is actually a breeze compared to logan. I would never go to Boston unarmed.