State Gun Laws: How New England Stacks Up

October 12, 2017

In the wake of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured hundreds, the gun control debate is back in the spotlight.

On Tuesday, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fl) and Seth Moulton (D-Ma) introduced a bill that would ban "bump stocks" — gun accessories that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly. Massachusetts is also considering a bill that bans such accessories.

But this is a small piece of a larger picture. 

State laws vary widely when it comes to guns. The chart below details some of the laws that New England states have in place to regulate buying, selling, carrying and using guns.

 


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