Author Topic: 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?  (Read 931 times)

Offline MinuteManMike

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10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?
« on: March 05, 2017, 01:31:11 PM »
Pretty simple.  Considering the July 2017 Appleseed, is my 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?  I have a Mannlicher and a Takedown and I wanted to use both to take my nephew to the Appleseed.  Hate to have to buy a new gun just cuz gun laws there are moronic.
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Re: 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 01:56:04 PM »
While I'm neither an MA AG nor a lawyer, and have never even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, 10/22 takedowns are common in MA, and there's no obvious reason why they wouldn't be MA legal. 

There's a decent FAQ on the subject here:
http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/157704-MA-Assault-Weapons-Ban-quot-AWB-quot-FAQ?p=2308588&viewfull=1#post2308588
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Re: 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 02:02:59 PM »
Project Appleseed does not prohibit the use of a Ruger 10/22 Takedown during an event (unlike, for example, an M&P 15-22).

The question of whether any self-loading rifle may or may not result in legal headaches for the owner in the Commonwealth is still causing the sacrifice of billions of innocent electrons on Northeastshooters.som and elsewhere. I am not familiar with any practicing lawyers among MA Instructors, so we are unable to offer you legal guidance in that regard. I would guess that adding a bayonet lug and a flash hider to it would definitely make it a no-no, however.

It is a nice rifle that, after a few early difficulties, tends to do well at Appleseed events.

Pretty simple.  Considering the July 2017 Appleseed, is my 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?  I have a Mannlicher and a Takedown and I wanted to use both to take my nephew to the Appleseed.  Hate to have to buy a new gun just cuz gun laws there are moronic.
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Re: 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 07:57:58 PM »
Good to read.  I didn't see any reason, but reason doesn't oft figure into anti-gun sentiment in my home state.  Dang annoying that they don't honour my CCW either. #)
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Re: 10/22 Takedown Taxxachusetts legal?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 01:25:46 PM »
10/22 Takedown rifles are still being sold at MA gun shops post-enforcement-notice. I purchased my takedown post-enforcement-notice and shot with it many times at many different ranges in MA.

 I am also not a lawyer... but I think the firearms community in MA would be extremely surprised if a non-resident were given trouble over a 10/22 TD.