I knew that Muzzleloaders were exempt from the trigger lock rule while going to/from the hunting spot or range. I just read the following off the Mass Wildlife site. Jump right to the note at the bottom. It appears that our normal shotguns and rifles are not required to have trigger locks. Is common sense breaking out in Mass?
Have any of youze guys heard that trigger locks are not required? It seems pretty clear below that they're not.
The way I've always understood it, trigger locks can be used as an alternative to the "locked contaner" ... I'm saying that because they don't mention trigger locks in the verbage below (no reason for the State to make thing too clear for us morons, right?).
TRANSPORTING GUNS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
CLASS “A” LTC: Allows the holder to transport a loaded or unloaded handgun on his person or in a motor vehicle if the handgun is under their direct control. Handgun does not have to be in a locked case or container.
CLASS “B” LTC: Allows the holder to transport a non-large capacity handgun. Handgun must be unloaded and secured in a locked trunk or locked container.
LARGE-CAPACITY RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS: No person possessing a large-capacity rifle or shotgun under a Class “A” or Class “B” permit shall possess said rifle or shotgun in a motor vehicle unless unloaded and contained within a locked trunk or in a locked case or other secure container.
NOTE: All rifles and shotguns must be unloaded when in or on a motor vehicle, but only large-capacity rifles and shotguns are subject to the storage requirement. This also applies to Muzzleloading or other Black Powder arms.
When she stops treating my garage like her storage shed, I'll quit cleaning my guns on the kitchen table.