receipt for all guns.
MORE ABOUT THE
Who can apply:
A person who is disqualified by a misdemeanor record may file a petition for
the board, five years after conviction, adjudication, commitment, probation or
parole. (A person
determined by the
Board to have committed assault or battery on a family member or household
not be eligible
for review. A person convicted of more than one misdemeanor from a single
incident may apply
to have all of
them set aside.)
What you also
need to know: There will be an application fee. The board will communicate
its finding of facts in
writing to the
petitioner and to the issuing authority within 60 days of receiving the
petition. The Board is
encouraged to hold
its hearings in different locations, and is to meet at least every 90 days.
Don’t be confused
by the media headlines about so-called “assault weapons.” Our state ban was
in time or in scope. Our state ban was never set to disappear if the
federal law sunsets in
This new law takes
existing references to the federal definition of “assault weapons” and added the
September 1994.” Since that was the original legislative intent of our state’s
gun ban, the bill
nothing. In fact, by adding the date reference, GOAL protected the list
of nearly 700 guns which are
current federal law.
THESE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT?
Most of these
reforms will take effect 90 days after the governor signs the bill. The firearms
board must be
appointed before they can accept petitions. GOAL is working hard to see that
Join GOAL as we
work to make our firearms laws just and fair!
application, call 508-393-5333 or visit our website at