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Guide to gun rights in your Massachusetts town

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Moderator, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. bostonasphalt2

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    Ignore the list on the first page of this thread. It is outdated and not maintained. You want to look at the licensing scorecard Comm2A puts out to get the best info.
     
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  2. mass

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    Yes they are.
     
  3. taken

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    This is anecdotal but in my experience, Southampton now appears to be green. I have a few friends that have recently applied and were unrestricted the first time out. My wife and I also moved to town a few years back and on renewal got unrestricted the same as our previous town. I think the red comes from when Chief Silvernail was still on staff.
     
  4. Grass shooter

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    Anyone know the status of Roslindale? I know its part of Boston, but thought I would ask ....
    Thanks
     
  5. xxjoeyxxeb

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    Hi All,

    My wife and I are moving out of Quincy, so I've been frequenting this list the past month. We have both recently received our 1st renewal for our LTC-A in Quincy this past year. We're looking at some towns that are Green such as Norwell, Hingham, and Hanover. We're also wondering if anyone has experience going into a Red town such as Sharon, Cohasset, Scituate who already have their LTC-A. Are those towns out for us, or still a possibility?

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  6. kalash

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    Boston is Boston, doesn't matter what neighborhood you're in.
     
  7. hoppscat

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    Both a friend and I had no problem getting our Class A ALP in Southampton - mine issued for first time around '13, friend's in '17. I believe that the negative experience may have been based on older info... I would code it green, but seeing someone had issue maybe orange appropriate until you receive more data points?
     
  8. Cipher

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    Northbridge MA. Interview in early January and just got my LTC in the mail today. No restrictions. Still green as always.
     
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  9. DavidC77

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    Sorry about Chief Silvernail, he was hired when I let the Southampton PD to go to work at Smith College... I still wonder if I hadn't of left, I maybe could be the Chief in Ston right now, that would be interesting :cool:

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  10. bostonasphalt2

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    No need to code it anything, Comm2A pulls this data together (this is 2017, I don 't think 2018 has been compiled as of yet): Licensing Scorecard
     
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    Just dropped off an application at Danvers. I was told I was being issued a restricted LTC and the wait time was to be about 8 weeks.

    Kinda miffed. I was told it was because I was 22. And apparently people under the age of 25 have no idea how guns work. Totally ignoring the fact that I've had an FID for 4 years. I've taken both the firearms safety course and the state Hunter Education course. I've been a member of a sportsman's club for years, and shot semi-competitively in Amateur Trapshooting Association events. And I haven't so much as received a speeding ticket in all my life.

    I was told to put about 2000 rounds down range and contact the licensing officer in a year and those restrictions would be removed.

    If you got grey hair, Danvers is green. If not, its red.
     
  12. 42!

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    You should shout loudly at the LO, banging your fist on the counter, and demand your ALP......[rofl][rofl] No DON'T do that, or you'll learn what suitability is all about.

    I get you're pissed off, but until suitability and stupid restrictions gets thrown out you can't even tell them you're pissed off. Be glad it's just one year. Submit and be happy with what they are allowing you.

    Or move.
     
  13. FlashCrashBash

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    Lol, I didn't mean that to come off as scathing. Honestly I have no plans to carry. But it does make transportation on a motorcycle without saddlebags simpler. I wonder what happens if I come back in 3 months with 20 USPSA match receipts and 2000 rounds worth of empty boxes. If ability to shoot a gun is the qualifying factor, I can prove that.

    Funny enough, My buddy, the same age as me applied for an LTC in Peabody (a red town) and told me they basically barely looked at his application before processing him as unrestricted.

    I get the philosophy behind it. Some newly minted 21 year old kid shows up in your office because he wants to carry a gun. But on paper I'm literally a model gun owner. Showed up in clean clothes with my hair all combed over too.
    But politely being told I'm some dumb ass kid who doesn't know the end of the muzzle from the end of his intestinal tract is rage inducing.
     
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    Respectfully, I don't think you understand. It's not about safety, it's about control. The CoP set the one year policy because he can. And I doubt any proof of proficiency by you, or if you were older, would make any difference.

    Now if you had connections, that would help.
     
  15. kalash

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    I don't get that philosophy at all.
     
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    Me neither, imagine "Some newly minted 18 year old shows up at the voting booth" and they say well you can only vote in municipal elections the first year. Everyone would be outraged.
     
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    Waltham is green... just took me 8 weeks, 3 ref letters and my own letter. They said they don't do restrictions anymore.
     
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    So nice of them to add those four letters to what the law actually requires.
     
  19. bostonasphalt2

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    Based on 2017 Licensing data, Peabody is not a red town. Ignore the color coded list at the beginning of this entire thread. It is useless.
     
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