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Airguns. Permit needed?

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Do you need a permit for an airgun in Mass?  What about a airgun pistol?

 

 

Not looking to do anything stupid.  Just general knowledge. 

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Last I checked, a number of years ago, even the high end .177 pellet guns were sold over the counter at Walmart, no FID needed.

I got stopped by the cops once hunting bunnies. They never asked for any permits.

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17 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

Do you need a permit for an airgun in Mass?  What about a airgun pistol?

 

 

Not looking to do anything stupid.  Just general knowledge. 

No permits are needed, hunting off of your property a hunting license is require and all hunting laws apply...........

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Are you insane?  Why would you need an airgun?  No one needs an airgun.  You want to contribute to the airgun crisis afflicting the nation?  Don't you know how many millions of people are killed everyday because of fully semi automatical pistols and KA14's with high capacity pellets capable of killing 100 people per second?!?!?!?!?!  Lord oh mighty.

 

At least here in NJ a permit is necessary to purchase one.  Caught with one illegally and you'll be facing a bonafide "firearms weapons" charge; yes as if it were a real gun, there is no distinction in NJ.  And you'll be facing the full brunt of the Socialist Neanderthals wrath of 3 years minimum if I remember correctly. 

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17 mins ago, Misled said:

Are you insane?  Why would you need an airgun?  No one needs an airgun.  You want to contribute to the airgun crisis afflicting the nation?  Don't you know how many millions of people are killed everyday because of fully semi automatical pistols and KA14's with high capacity pellets capable of killing 100 people per second?!?!?!?!?!  Lord oh mighty.

 

At least here in NJ a permit is necessary to purchase one.  Caught with one illegally and you'll be facing a bonafide "firearms weapons" charge; yes as if it were a real gun, there is no distinction in NJ.  And you'll be facing the full brunt of the Socialist Neanderthals wrath of 3 years minimum if I remember correctly. 

Sorry bout NJ.  

 

 

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Me too.  There are still some states that are America.  NJ not so much. 

 

In NJ if you want a carry permit you'll need to prove you're of Merovingian blood and perform 3 miracles in court. 

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I was glancing the Mass regs. And I see you have a few critters that are open all year too.  English Sparrow, woodchuck, porcupine, chipmmunk, red squirrel etc. 

 

Any foreseeable issues with having a Crosman 1322 pistol and no pistol permit?  I can always put a stock on it if there is an issue.  

 

I would be getting the appropriate small game licenses.   

 

 

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Save yourself a lifetime of regret.  I would strongly urge anyone to visit their local precinct and ask.  Nothing good can come out of winging it and hoping for the best.  Times are a changing and anyone and anything gun related are the targets.  

 

If you find you can't get one without a permit, get the permit.  If you can't get the permit, don't get it.  Just my two cents.   

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17 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

I was glancing the Mass regs. And I see you have a few critters that are open all year too.  English Sparrow, woodchuck, porcupine, chipmmunk, red squirrel etc. 

 

Any foreseeable issues with having a Crosman 1322 pistol and no pistol permit?  I can always put a stock on it if there is an issue.  

 

I would be getting the appropriate small game licenses.   

 

 

Pretty weighty issues, I'd go to the Tavern and ask there......................

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1 hour ago, b-ware said:

Pretty weighty issues, I'd go to the Tavern and ask there......................

And make sure to ask after a round of heated debates on anything "America" related to get the best results.

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1 hour ago, PSegnatelli said:

I was glancing the Mass regs. And I see you have a few critters that are open all year too.  English Sparrow, woodchuck, porcupine, chipmmunk, red squirrel etc. 

 

Any foreseeable issues with having a Crosman 1322 pistol and no pistol permit?  I can always put a stock on it if there is an issue.  

 

I would be getting the appropriate small game licenses.   

 

 

You just need to be aware of a very strong anti-hunting sentiment in Ma. You will almost certainly have a discussion with a police officer if you go shooting woodchuck or red squirrels in sight of the neighbors. Even in a state Wildlife Management Area where hunting is allowed, the dog walkers won't know what you're doing is legal. They will bloody well freak the F out

 

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No permit needed. 

But, be sure to load up on ammo if the store is a trek away. 

Amazon will not sell airsoft bb's to MA residents. They will sell you the gun though

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Just a suggestion.

if you are going to get a pellet gun and you like quality.

then I recommend making the drive to Kittery Trading Post.

kittery has a used pellet gun section in the archery department and they have some very nice high-end rifles.

 

don’t get suckered into simply buying the most powerful rifle with the fastest “feet per second” number.  Instead get a nice German rifle that’s super accurate.

I picked up a Walther break barrel pellet gun and that thing is super accurate.  I have chipmunk level accuracy at 40 yards... for an air rifle the groupings are amazing.  There are a lot of really nice German air rifles out there.


I’d pass on the cabelas & basspro inventory and get the high end used gun at Kittery.

 

again just a suggestion.

and as said before...no permit is required.

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8 hours ago, Misled said:

Are you insane?  Why would you need an airgun?  No one needs an airgun.  You want to contribute to the airgun crisis afflicting the nation?  Don't you know how many millions of people are killed everyday because of fully semi automatical pistols and KA14's with high capacity pellets capable of killing 100 people per second?!?!?!?!?!  Lord oh mighty.

 

At least here in NJ a permit is necessary to purchase one.  Caught with one illegally and you'll be facing a bonafide "firearms weapons" charge; yes as if it were a real gun, there is no distinction in NJ.  And you'll be facing the full brunt of the Socialist Neanderthals wrath of 3 years minimum if I remember correctly. 

I was illegal the whole time we lived there.

Cabo

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1 hour ago, Peter from mass said:

Just a suggestion.

if you are going to get a pellet gun and you like quality.

then I recommend making the drive to Kittery Trading Post.

kittery has a used pellet gun section in the archery department and they have some very nice high-end rifles.

 

don’t get suckered into simply buying the most powerful rifle with the fastest “feet per second” number.  Instead get a nice German rifle that’s super accurate.

I picked up a Walther break barrel pellet gun and that thing is super accurate.  I have chipmunk level accuracy at 40 yards... for an air rifle the groupings are amazing.  There are a lot of really nice German air rifles out there.


I’d pass on the cabelas & basspro inventory and get the high end used gun at Kittery.

 

again just a suggestion.

and as said before...no permit is required.

AWS (diana) was the best 177 I ever had that thing ( break barrel) was scary accurate. Zero piston shock. FPS was was low but crazy accurate. The Benjamin 22 was great for punch. 10 pumps and you could exit a ground hog at 30 yards. The RWS would rattle its brain through its brain. 

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