The Ma. E-FA10 form is a transfer of ownership form, it is not gun registration. When you buy a firearm at the gun store, or from an individual, you need to fill out the E-FA10 form online now, by law, to transfer ownership of that firearm. If you did not do that in Ma. you would be committing a felony. See ‘Notice’ 20 lines down as to why this is not registration. See (GS#36) and (GS#45)
If you want to register your firearm(s) on a voluntary basis only in Ma. you can, but why would you? Hold off on that….
When registration is the goal of any government body it is always proceeded with unconstitutional, very dire threats to the entire population of the impending penalties/prison time, if you don’t comply by such-n-such a date you will become an overnight felon, we will come after you, we will kick in your doors!….. those types of threats. Such as oath breakers in Connecticut and New York have just tried to impose on the citizens of those two states as of the deadline 1-1-2014, using the lie of ‘gun control’ to stop mental cases or Islamic terrorists from killing people as a reason. Only a very small fraction have complied, (best kept media secret) the rest have publicly said to the oath breakers in office to go to hell, come take them! The police have said they will not enforce the dictate because it would needlessly put them in harms way. Now, there are very nervous politicians in those two states, as they should be……
If you move into Ma. from out of state with your firearms, you have 180 days to get a LTC to legally keep them, in the meantime they would be properly stored under Ma. law, Gun Sense #22, Firearm Storage and ‘Direct Control’ in Ma. you could not use them until you received your Ma. license. Once you obtain your LTC you are under NO obligation to turn in a list of your firearms. If you want to sell any of them in the future, at that point you would be required to file the E-FA10 Transfer of Ownership form.
NOTICE: Ma. Firearms records are EXEMPTED from the public records statute. G.L c.4,§7 (clause twenty-six)(j). The Firearm Record Bureau (FRB) may not disseminate firearms records “to any person, firm, corporation, entity or agency except criminal justice agencies as defined in chapter six and except to the extent such information relates solely to the person making the request and is necessary to the official interests of the entity making the request.” G.L. c. 66, § 10(d). Note: Such as Law Enforcement in tracking ownership of a gun that was used in a crime.
State of Ma. Firearm Transaction list link, choose option/info you need; https://mircs.chs.state.ma.us/fa10/action/home?app_context=home&app_action=presentTrans
Firearm registration is Unconstitutional;
It falls under Section 103(i) in the Brady Law:
(i) PROHIBITION RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRATION SYSTEMS WITH RESPECT TO FIREARMS- No department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States may–
(1) require that any record or portion thereof generated by the system established under this section be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof; or
(2) use the system established under this section to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons prohibited, (convicted criminals) by section 922 (g) or (n) of title 18, United States Code or State law, from receiving a firearm.
NOTE:….”the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Infringe means to encroach. You cannot even encroach on that right. Any thing which restricts in any manner the right to keep and bear arms for the law abiding is Unconstitutional.
This decides what type of country we live in: a Constitutional Republic where individuals have unalienable rights, or an unlimited democracy where individuals have only privileges the fickle/ignorant media led majority grants them. We live in a Republic, as instituted by our Founders.
It’s real easy, “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”, is powerful language, it is up there with “Congress shall make no law…” in the First Amendment.
If the feds are databasing gun owners they are infringing their right to keep and bear arms by requiring an unreasonable action on the part of the gun owner. A database has the great potential to be abused, history easily shows us, therefore it is in itself an infringment of the right for a lawful citizen to own a firearm.
Under the 4th Amendment; Unreasonable searches and seizures are those that are without cause, actually without probable cause.Probable cause means that the police have to have a good reason to believe that someone has broken the law. The police can not do anything until they convince a judge that they have probable cause, and then they can get a warrant which gives them permission to search. Without a warrant they would need YOUR permission to search your car, home, etc. Don’t give it.
Under the 14th Amendment; No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or PROPERTY, (such as guns), without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
In Ma. a 209-A restraining order can/does violate your 14th Amendment protection based on nothing but hearsay, allowing someone to manipulate the court as a tool of harassment. This is done prior to you’re due process of law!
Mark Shean & Son