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Massachusetts law refers to “smart gun”-type technology in provisions relating to the sale of firearms without safety devices, but state law does not specifically require the use of such technology. Massachusetts law deems the sale of handguns and large capacity weapons without safety devices an unfair or deceptive trade act or practice and declares such firearms defective.1 “Smart gun” technology is identified as one possible option for meeting this safety device requirement, among other alternative safety devices. For further information, please see the Locking Devices section.


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  1. Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, § 131K.[]