Massachusetts Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Massachusetts Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:May Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Courthouses
  • Schools/ colleges/ universities
  • Airports
  • While riding off-highway vehicles
  • War Memorial Park
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:Yes (unloaded and locked)
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Massachusetts PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont
Open Carry Allowed:Yes (use caution; frowned upon in some juris.)
Licensing Age:

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