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Legislation

Massachusetts H 2046 - Reckless Discharge

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Massachusetts H 2046

Relative to the reckless discharge of firearms

by Marjorie Decker (D), Edward Kennedy (D), Rady Mom (D), Tommy Vitolo (D)


LEAP Forward Position: Support

Explanation:

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SECTION 1. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:

Section 15G. Whoever without regard for the risk of serious bodily injury to another intentionally or recklessly discharges a firearm, large capacity weapon, rifle, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, or machine gun and thereby causes a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years.