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This begs the question of whether the physical card someone has in their possession carries any weight compared to the information in the system. If the PD changes it's records to indicate that an individual's LTC is restricted, would it matter what the physical LTC actually says? Say you really didn't get the phone call, or the PD didn't even bother notifying you. Which would carry more weight, the actual card in your possession or the PD's records?
Its amazing. They just called me today to tell me the updated license is in. Took 6 months for them to process the original application and 3 days, and a holiday, to get an updated license.
Plenty of room once you get past the border commuter towns, and if the chief tries to jack you around, he can end up paying your attorney out of his own pocket
OK, first, my Medford neighbor, McGlynn is a proud member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (and legal ones too), and if you had close enough "family connections". you wouldn't even be posting here. (not saying your family doesn't "know" him, but "knowing" the mayor well??.....literally everyone in this town "knows" McGlynn. A good guy, but a politician nonetheless. If you were "tight" at all with the family, you'd just make a phone call(s) and this would go away. (but what does THAT say about this f**ked up state? That you have to be a friend of the mayor to exercise a right that "shall not be infringed" according to the Constitution of our land, the only time in the bill of rights that the term "shall not be infringed" is used, too, but, I digress!!).......
If you ignore the issue, it more than likely won't affect you immediately. They're not going to come to your home and demand it. But renewal time is obviously going to be an issue, and if you move to another Mass. town, the licensing officer who is diligent will contact Medford just for the sake of being thorough....I know, they're "too busy to do that" as they say, but we're less than a year removed from Newtown/SandyHook and the mainstream media has us as already portrayed as the worst villains on the planet, the scum of the earth.
Give them a few more years, and a few more Bloomberg-ish victories (NY, CT, Maryland, Colorado etc etc) and you'll be able to get a license to practice medicine or law easier than a license to carry. They will be checking EVERYTHING more diligently, just to take away our "constitutionally protected", "uninfringable" rights.
If you were called by the Medford PD, was it by the licensing detective himself, or a clerk, or the janitor? If it was a clerk, maybe THEY had their facts incorrect and were supposed to contacting John Smith instead of John Schmidt, to tell him of their "mistake"...Get my point? If it were a PRESSING issue, you wouldn't have been told ANYTHING over the phone....The detective would have asked you to "please come to the station at an appointed day and time to discuss an issue regarding your firearm license", you would have been asked to sit down and produce your license, and he would have stated to you on the spot "There was a mistake, you should have received restrictions, therefore this is not valid". If it were that serious a matter, that's more than likely how it would've gone down.
Your options? In my opinion lawyer up IMMEDIATELY, because let's go for the hypothetical (though not so hypothetical if you've walked around Medford lately, a formerly nice, quiet, "safe" town...Take a stroll from Meadow Glen mall through Shaw's parking lot and cut through the high rise section 8 apartments, or walk down Central Ave at midnite after the bus drops you on the Fellsway. Tell me how "safe and quiet" our town still is??
So, God forbid, you're in the liquor store on Salem Street this weekend and two of the drug addicted punks in the gang my 8 year old son and I walked past the other evening decide that you're easy prey, and pull a knife on you, or grab your daughter, etc. They're armed, you draw. You "win" the confrontation, unfortunately by shooting the scumbag who had your daughter at knifepoint til she partially broke free and gave you a clear shot, which you took. And dropped him. Non-fatal wound, but he's hospitalized for weeks and partially paralyzed by the 9mm hollow point that "brutally tore through his spine" (as his lawyer will eventually be pointing out to the Dukakis-appointed judge).
You'll first be arrested. Then on to trial. And you'll go before a judge in Middlesex Superior Court, in CAMBRIDGE. The prosecution calls the Medford police detectives to the stand. Opening salvo of questions are about your license to carry a firearm.
See where I'm going with this???
After conviction (or even acquittal!!!), you'll then be sued in civil by the "poor young lad's" family, for depriving the young man of a chance at "redeeming" himself in society. After all, he was just starting to get his life back together, until YOU had the audacity to take your daughter for an ice cream at the shop beside the liquor store, you evil man you....You evil, evil man who ignored the janitor at the police station who called you to tell you they messed up on your license....
Target/hunting. Im not picking that shit up.