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Guide to gun rights in your Massachusetts town

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  1. Billsail

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    There is a post somewhere (I can't find it right now), containing a chart, I believe compiled by Comm2A, that listed every MA town, that included stats on issuance on unrestricted vs restricted licenses. While this won't answer all questions, it could prove useful. It's probably a couple years old now, but may give applicants an idea of what to expect.

    Hopefully someone can link it??
     

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    Thanks, I'm sure there are some surprises for some people seeing this for the first time...some pleasant, some not so much.

    It does not, however, indicate the towns that continue to delay. If your town is listed with a "green" 0.0% box, then you should be OK. You'll just need patience.
     
  4. bostonasphalt2

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    Who did the MSP issue 2 LTCs to? People living in an unincorporated area in MA?
     
  5. Boston4567

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    Devens would be my bet, there is no PD there so MSP is contracted to provide policing. There are no unincorporated areas in MA.
     
  6. bostonasphalt2

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    and I guess, for the time being, MSP would in theory be issuing for Blindfold, since their entire PD just resigned....lol
     
  7. kalash

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    Mods can edit other people's posts. There's quite a bit of incorrect information in the OP at this point.


    Boston issued two thirds of renewals without restrictions??
     
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    Finally received my renewal on 8/13.. Only took 5 months.
     
  9. old goat

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    Florida MA has a gun officer. He works as a dispatcher in North Adams. Wife and I used him for change of address and renewal. Very helpful. Not sure about initial permits but its very green around here.
     
  10. Rob Boudrie

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    How about a sub forum where the topic name for each thread is the name of a town. It would organize comments about each individual jurisdiction.
     
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  11. SERE

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    That seems like a crap load amount of work. Possibly up to 351 threads plus the Col of the SP. Or are you leading me with that quote and question? "Cause I just walked in to it. ;)

    I think there is benefit to an all-in approach that this thread is. It helps some that may jump off the deep end and antagonize the COP/LO by seeing what happens in other towns/cities.
     
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    I will just say this: I lurked on this forum for years, interested in guns but reluctant to apply for my LTC, because i lived in a "red" town and didnt want to be issued restricted. Then I finally moved to a green town and applied.

    Turns out my old "red" town actually issues 100% unrestricted. If i hadn't been thrown off by incorrect info, then NES, the NRA, and GOAL would have been getting my money two years earlier. And I'd have been trumpeting gun rights and taking friends to the range to get them shooting, two years earlier.
     
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  13. Larry Gentile

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    Took about 60 days from application till my LTC "A" came in the mail. (Unrestricted).
     
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    I'm about to have my interview next week in Fitchburg, MA. As a transplant from the midwest who already possesses a carry permit from another state(which of course does not have reciprocity here), is there anything special I should expect during it? Or is it more of a formality? Feels like I'm walking into the unknown, hell, it took two weeks of calling the PD before I got any call backs. Leaves me a bit apprehensive as to what's in store. Let's hope I don't have any issues.
     
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    Bring lube, it hurts less.
     
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    Good thing I'm going in prepared then, I got a jumbo tub of grease last time I needed cleaning supplies. Should work just as well. In other words, I expected it to turn out this way. Thanks for the confirmation though
     
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    The new search function gets you most of the way there if you search by town and within thread only:

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    Amesbury, 55 days, no restrictions. First time through the rigamarole. Thanks for all the great info and help!
     
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  19. Boston4567

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    Per Comm2a, in 2017 100% of renewals and 97% of new LTCs in Fitchburg were issued unrestricted: Dropbox - 2017 LTC Scorecard.pdf

    The interview for an LTC is never purely a formality in MA even in the greenest of towns, because in theory they have the power to use suitability as an excuse to deny you if they don't like the cut of your jib for whatever reason.

    That said, in a truly green town they aren't going to exercise that authority arbitrarily, so with a clean history and the fact that you already have experience with firearms, you should be ok. Just keep in mind that "clean history" doesn't just mean no convictions. If you've ever been arrested or summonsed for a crime and you don't disclose that on the app, they will find out and you will be f***ed. Nothing is off limits or out of bounds if it ever made its way into a database.
     
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  20. Larry Gentile

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    My interview was about 5 minutes. Detective asked a few questions. Fingerprinted and took my pic. Most uncomfortable thing for me was when they fingerprinted. I'm just not used to another man holding my hand, LOL!
    I did have a few things in my past that i was worried about. I actually paid and got a Corey check myself so i would get the court dates correct. Some BS minor stuff i did when i was a teen (i'm 46 now). I was worried about it cause in Ma i figured they would use anything against you. I was honest though with the detective and told him the truth. I was pleasantly surprised to get unrestricted licence.
     
  21. AFriendlyTransplant

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    Had mine today, was pretty uneventful. He didn't ask me much aside from what was already on the application, and lasted about a half hour at most. Honestly, aside from needing the picture and fingerprints it felt like I didn't really need to be there at all lol I'm pretty confident I'll receive an unrestricted but you never know with MA. I'm hoping the fact I already have a permit from another state and am a pretty square guy will work in my favor. But if you got an unrestricted on the first go with what happened in your past I think I should be good. Thanks for giving me some peace of mind, Larry.

    P.S. How long did it take you receive yours? The detective said it should be about 40-45 days but I've heard tell that for some it takes literally months.
     
  22. Airjago

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    Spoke with LO in Braintree, MA recently and he stated Braintree is no longer putting restrictions on LTCs. Also stated nothing can be done for the restrictions on my current LTC though so guess I'm SOL. :(
     
  23. Len-2A Training

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    Again they could but are refusing to change restrictions.
     
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    Is your LTC from another town? If no, then Len is 100% correct, they could lift those restrictions right away.
     
  25. Larry Gentile

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    Mine took about 60 days. I actually called the Mass hotline that you can check on the status. They told me that my license was active and the town would mail it to me. A few days after I called i literally got it in the mail.
     
  26. Airjago

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    LTC is indeed from Braintree so I presume there's not much to be done if they're telling me there's no way for them to lift the restrictions.

    So I guess we should also take the "we no longer issue restrictions on licenses" with a grain of salt as it may just be their way of shooing me away.
     
  27. bostonasphalt2

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    No, they can change the restrictions and request a replacement LTC
     
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    I have a buddy looking to apply in Lynn. Still green?
     
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    FWIW my daughter just got her FID (she's only 18) just 45 days from the time of her appointment in Franklin.
     
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    Any recent info on Woburn? I currently have an unrestricted LTC from another town and I'd like to keep it that way. Thanks for any info.
     

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