Provisions in the bill include:
◼ Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun license.Limits gun buyers to one firearm purchase per month.
◼ Requires proof of liability insurance for possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
◼ Requires that all large capacity weapons and grandfathered assault weapons must be stored at gun clubs or target ranges.
◼ Requires live shooting as part of the curriculum for a basic firearms safety course; this is not a current requirement.
◼ Requires all applicants for gun licenses and FID cards to sign a waiver of mental health records for review to be destroyed after decision.
◼ Imposes 25% sales tax on ammunition, firearms, shotguns, and rifles; dedicates funds towards firearms licensing, police training, mental health services, and victim’s services.
◼ Brings Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).