Re: Firearm lovers.
Michael, I don't pretend to know the law, here in Mass, and now that our Attorney General is being allowed to rule gun ownership via regulation (NOT law, but rather her opinion as to what is good, even retro actively), it is even worse. When I took an EXCELLENT class offered by the Worcester Police dept, even the teacher was vague on this subject, and he said that he was being vague. I am told that our compliant law is similar to CA. The Cabella web site tells when a gun is "legal" in Mass or Ca, but even they use wiggle language.
The cop's advice, and I'm using my weak 2 or 3 year old memory here, was not to self import even your own out of state hand guns. "Sell" them to yourself via a Massachusetts dealer, so that if they are stolen and then used to commit a crime, you don't become a "criminal" yourself.
Some folks are fighting this and some folks want to be involved in a "test case". I'll just play by the rules as I understand them, and buy the .380, new, under warranty, from a Mass dealer (probably Cabella's) when some come in. In the meantime, I'll train my daughter with my SR22.