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Are there examples or categories of weapons that are not
copies or duplicates of Assault Weapons?
Yes. Many rifles, shotguns, and pistols are not copies or duplicates of enumerated Assault
Weapons. For example, the following are not copies or duplicates under G.L. c. 140, § 121:
• Any handgun on the August 2016 version of the state’s Approved Firearms
Roster, available here.
• Handguns are still subject to MA 940 CMR 16.00 et seq Consumer Protection
• Any .17 or .22 caliber rimfire rifle;
• Any Ruger Mini 14 or substantially similar model weapon;
• Beretta Cx4 Storm
• FN PS90 or substantially similar model weapon;
• IWI Tavor or substantially similar model weapon;
• Kel-Tec Sub-2000
• Kel-Tec RFB
• Any Springfield Armory M1A or substantially similar model weapon;
• Any of the hundreds of rifles and shotguns on this list —Appendix A to 18 U.S.C. § 922,
as appearing on September 13, 1994;
• Any weapon that is operated by manual bolt, pump, lever, or slide action;
• Any weapon that is an antique, relic, or theatrical prop;
• Any semiautomatic rifle that cannot accept a detachable magazine that holds more than
five rounds of ammunition.
• Any semiautomatic shotgun that cannot hold more than five rounds of ammunition in a
fixed or detachable magazine.
This list is not exhaustive; it is meant for illustrative purposes only. Many other weapons are not
Assault Weapons or copies or duplicates of Assault Weapons.