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Need Help With Legal Question

Postby Matthew92174 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:28 am

I'm a Massachusetts resident with an unrestricted Class A large capacity license to carry. I'll be moving to RI for a short period of time, probably 5 months max, and then moving back to Massachusetts. What are my options for maintaining possession of my 2 handguns and a rifle? I know I cannot carry them, but am I O.K. to transport them and possess them in RI, albeit unloaded and locked in an apartment.

I do have the ability to leave them with someone I trust in MA who owns a safe as a last resort.

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Re: Need Help With Legal Question

Postby n1bsbri » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:43 am

Matthew92174 wrote:I'm a Massachusetts resident with an unrestricted Class A large capacity license to carry. I'll be moving to RI for a short period of time, probably 5 months max, and then moving back to Massachusetts. What are my options for maintaining possession of my 2 handguns and a rifle? I know I cannot carry them, but am I O.K. to transport them and possess them in RI, albeit unloaded and locked in an apartment.

I do have the ability to leave them with someone I trust in MA who owns a safe as a last resort.

Thanks for your assistance

You can transport them to your new home in RI, and keep them there. You can also transport them back and forth to the range. You are not required to keep them locked and unloaded, use your judgement on storage and keep them safely.

Refer to the statutes for the specific transport requirements.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title11/11-47/index.htm
§ 11-47-8 and
§ 11-47-10
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Re: Need Help With Legal Question

Postby newportri » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:14 am

You should be OK to possess them in RI as n1bsbri stated since I assume they are not NFA/Class 3 firearms.
Will your MA permit still be valid in MA?

Make sure you change residency to RI and buy as many guns as you can that you cannot get in MA. From what I understand you can bring those back with you to MA when you move back.

Where in RI will you be moving to? Are you planning on getting a RI permit as well?
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