Mass. AG Clarifies Guns That Are “Not Assault Weapons”

August 19, 2016

In response to the public outcry to her executive gun ban, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey clarified her ban in a FAQ titled “Guns That Are Not Assault Weapons.”

Via the Massachusetts AG office:

  • Any handgun on the current version of the state’s Approved Firearms Roster
  • Any .22 caliber rifle
  • Any “Ruger Mini 14 or substantially-similar model weapon”
  • Any of the rifles or shotguns mentioned under the original 1994 list as exempt
  • Weapons operated by manual bolt, pump, lever, or slide action
  • Antiques, relics, or theatrical props
  • Semiautomatic rifles that cannot accept a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition
  • Semiautomatic shotguns that cannot hold more than five rounds of ammunition in a fixed or detachable magazine

The guideline also clarifies that guns classified as assault weapons cannot be modified to fire .22 caliber ammunition to make them acceptable.

Read the whole FAQ here.