I know its illegal to have a bayonet or even a bayonet mount/lug on a semi-atomatic rifle or shotgun.
But, is it legal to have an attachable bayonet on any type of "repeating" long gun such as a bolt-action rifle or pump-action shotgun?
Never heard of any law a round here to that affect.
I'm from West Springfield, Massachusetts
The reason that I asked the question is because I couldn't find the answer to my question with the Massachusetts Firearms regulations/laws website.
But, Since its illegal it makes me kind sad because to me without an attachable bayonet a long gun just feels incomplete.
Last edited by alucard; 03-25-2007 at 01:56 AM.
I grew and lived most of my life in Western MA and finally escaped to the United States almost 5 years ago. The place SUCKS for gun laws! If you do escape, you'll find 1) that you're not living in liberal la-la land and 2) you'll get to enjoy the freedoms we are supposed to have as gun owners. I get dragged back there once a year for my wife's family reunions, and every time we leave, I remind myself that I will never live there again.
So, bayonets aren't legal anywhere in the U.S., even for hunting purposes?
Bayonets are legal to own and have on your rifle in AZ. What are you planning to hunt with a bayonet?
Sorry, it took so long to reply back.
What I, two cousins and an uncle are planning a trip (soon I hope) to Southern Canada to go "Wild Boar Hunting".
"My uncle says its quite a dangerous game (wild boar) to hunt and he says you have to be well prepared."
And that's the reason (well at least one of them) why I would like to own a knife bayonet for a shotgun or rifle.
Bayonets aren't illegal anywhere in the US. Certain states have "assault weapon"(sic) bans in place that do not allow the combination of certain features of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. Non-automatics are exempt from this law.
I'd recommend against using a bayonet afield. Use enough gun, become proficient with your chosen arm, don't take a shot you're unsure of and you won't have a problem. A clean, humane kill should be your goal.