I have not had a chance to research the area thouroughly, and, apparently, neither have the authories (before one continues-this plaintiff appleal is directed only at the similarly minded residents of the "People's Republic Of Massachusetts").
Presently, Browning, Walther, Hammerli (a real saturday night special)Colt, Para Ord, Tuarus, Rossi, SA, Kimber and a number of other reputable firms will NOT SHIP to the Commonwealth until certain things are resolved.
S&W and Ruger Will.
So, please, please pick up the phone and call your friend at the state house and tell them to get this ridiculous state (of affairs) in order.
It's nice to talk the talk, but lets make some effort to ensure we'll have "something to talk about".
Thanks from your friend and non hoplophobe.