Chapter 209A: Section 3C. Continuation or
modification of order for surrender or suspension.
Section 3C. Upon the
continuation or modification of an order issued pursuant to section 4 or
upon petition for review as described in section 3B, the court shall also
order or continue to order the immediate suspension and surrender of a
defendant's license to carry firearms, including a Class A or Class B
license, and firearms identification card and the surrender of all firearms,
rifles, shotguns, machine guns or ammunition which such defendant then
controls, owns or possesses if the court makes a determination that the
return of such license to carry firearms, including a Class A or Class B
license, and firearm identification card or firearms, rifles, shotguns,
machine guns or ammunition presents a likelihood of abuse to the plaintiff.
A suspension and surrender order issued pursuant to this section shall
continue so long as the restraining order to which it relates is in effect;
and, any law enforcement official to whom such weapon is surrendered may
store, transfer or otherwise dispose of any such weapon in accordance with
the provisions of section 129D of chapter 140; provided, however, that
nothing herein shall authorize the transfer of any weapons surrendered by
the defendant to anyone other than a licensed dealer. Any violation of such
order shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by
imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a house of
correction or by both such fine and imprisonment.