Some Basic Changes in the Law

  • Self-defense sprays are no longer considered to be "ammunition". Persons 18 years of age or older no longer require a Firearms Identification Card (FID) to possess self-defense spray. Minors between 15 years of age and under 18 may possess self-defense sprays (if granted an FID card and permission from parent).
  • Persons selling chemical sprays need an ammunition dealer's license.
  • An LTC for Law Enforcement retiree is now $25.
  • Class B LTCs should no longer be issued.
  • Existing Class B LTCs are valid until they expire.
  • New expiration date (formerly a grace period) for expired LTC/FID - if person applies before expiration, the LTC/FID is valid until the license is approved or denied

Important Notice

On Sunday, March 15, 2015, the E-FA-10 website will become the Massachusetts Gun Portal. Beginning on that date, firearms licensees and gun owners are required by law to report all private sales, transfers, and surrenders of firearms to the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau via the Gun Portal. Paper FA-10 forms will no longer be accepted for these transaction types.