1. If you enjoy the forum please consider supporting it by signing up for a NES Membership  The benefits pay for the membership many times over.

  2. Dismiss Notice

How long did your LTC-A take in your town???

Discussion in 'Massachusetts Laws' started by Doc Holiday, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    Sorry , I meant how does one know if the local pd has received the license, but they are just not calling ppl to let them know.
     
  2. MAJoe

    MAJoe NES Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,090
    Likes Received:
    206
    You can usually call the PD and ask if it came in. Do so after checking the status with FRB confirming it was mailed back to the PD.
     
    wcjkd likes this.
  3. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    The FRB says it’s still pending my local PD? I dropped the appl on Nov 29.
     
  4. NHCraigT

    NHCraigT NES Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,996
    Likes Received:
    1,684
    Location:
    Southern NH
    The wife and I just renewed our NH licenses. It took 3 days here.

    ;)
    :D

    Yes = NH is now constitutional carry, however we wanted to have our actual licenses for: locations where a license is required, and for state reciprocity reasons.
     
    RHJJ likes this.
  5. mothybee

    mothybee NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,251
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    merrimac, ma
    Smart thinking, especially with your new demoncratic legislature, avoid the rush later.
     
    ISOTOX, CatSnoutSoup and NHCraigT like this.
  6. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    I dropped mine that same day and still nothing. Called the FRB few days ago and they said the same thing "Pending Review by PD".

    Funny that last week I called and they said "Approved by FRB". At this point I don't even know. It's been 10 weeks since they cashed my check.
     
  7. John42056

    John42056 NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    48
    Same thing for me (appt. early Dec), but was told by a friend on the PD that basically "pending review with local PD" is just a canned response they have when they haven't gotten around to processing the "batch" that your license is in. He is not the LO, but I think he has a pretty good idea of what goes on. Just the State being all Statie like.
     
  8. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    This process is ridiculous. Can't wait until I move to a free state.
     
  9. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    When I call and mention that I dropped mine off nov 29 and was asking about the status. They just say it’s still pending didn’t ask for a name. I paid cash.
     
  10. foyd

    foyd NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I dropped off my application on 11/2/18 and still haven't received mine. Looks like we're in for a bit of a wait.
     
  11. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    Did you called the FRB to see wherr yours is at?
     
  12. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    Have u called the local PD?
     
  13. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    I just called the hotline again and the guy was VERY rude. He said that I should not be calling that often (I called Monday last week) and that calling is not going to make my license show up. He then said "It's still pending review by FRB like I told you last week" and I asked him if he knew when they would get to my app and he said "you should call the FRB and ask them". All this time I thought that these people answering the hotline were the FRB, I just learn something new today.
    I don't know why they have to be rude.

    I decided that I'm not going to call anymore and I will forget about the LTC, if it shows up, fine, if it doesn't, whatever!
     
  14. RHJJ

    RHJJ

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    15,881
    Likes Received:
    3,275
    Location:
    South Coast
    [QUOTE

    I decided that I'm not going to call anymore and I will forget about the LTC, if it shows up, fine, if it doesn't, whatever![/QUOTE]
    After 30 years of having my LTC, That is great advice, it will show up.
     
  15. foyd

    foyd NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I did, they said it's pending. I'm in Boston so they don't really care.

    edit; Just called again and they said my license has been mailed to my local PD. Not sure how long it takes from here.
     
    wcjkd likes this.
  16. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    Probably another month since every little step of the process seems to take 1+ month to complete. This is out of control!
     
  17. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    Good to see progress..I called my local pd they told me they will look into my application and call me back. That was Friday........
     
  18. Bobby Finstock

    Bobby Finstock

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    16
    LOL...I remember talking to that fruitcake. He sounded like a flaming pickle sniffer.
     
    jcssme.91 likes this.
  19. John42056

    John42056 NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    48
    I just tried calling to get an updated status on my license, no one answered after 3 "hold cycles". Guessing they sent non-essential govt. workers home early. Is there anyone more non-essential than FRB?
     
    PATRON likes this.
  20. Bobby Finstock

    Bobby Finstock

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    16
    And next week is Presidents Day & school vacation week. The FRB will be a ghost town.
     
  21. CatSnoutSoup

    CatSnoutSoup NES Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    4,887
    Location:
    Westgardminsterham MA
    Yes there is, and her address is, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston MA

    :emoji_tiger:
     
    Squib308 and jcssme.91 like this.
  22. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    So that makes it another extra month to get our stupid license.
     
  23. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    Actually, these people that answer the hotline are not FRB. At least, that what the guy said the last time I called.
     
    MuzzleDiscipline likes this.
  24. foyd

    foyd NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Quick update: my license came in the mail today. I applied 11/2/18, so 103 days from my interview to in my hands. I'm in Boston so unsurprisingly it's restricted.
     
    DeadEyeDan, RHJJ and CatSnoutSoup like this.
  25. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
    Thought you had to pick them up? They are sending in the mail?
     
  26. jcssme.91

    jcssme.91

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    It depends on the town. Some towns mail them and others call you to pick it up.
     
  27. John42056

    John42056 NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    48
    Just called again and it has been activated and pending delivery (to local PD I assume). I anticipate another 2 weeks until in hand (because Mass). Appt. was 12/9.
     
    DeadEyeDan and wcjkd like this.
  28. 1969Camaro

    1969Camaro

    Joined:
    May 15, 2018
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    8
    I remember when I submitted my application and found this forum, I was anxious on knowing everyones status on their application and if they were restricted or not. It was desperate sometimes but at the end everything worked out fine. Glad to see that I wasn't the only one being all desperate and anxious. . For the guys that are still waiting after 40 days dont worry the day will come sooner or later. Then is what gun should I buy first. Good luck guys
     
    rickflst and foyd like this.
  29. wcjkd

    wcjkd

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    26
  30. CatSnoutSoup

    CatSnoutSoup NES Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    4,887
    Location:
    Westgardminsterham MA
    It is accurate in this rare instance. But keep in mind it is not provided to you by the Giffords family of professional grifters in the hope of being a help to you.

    Mark Kelly the unemployed astronaut and his unfortunate meat puppet do not usually give unvarnished information and in fact the page you linked was branched off of “waiting periods for purchases” for which their timeframe would be wait forever.

    There is no enforcement mechnism for the 40 Day rule, someday someone will file suit maybe.

    Here is an old NES thread from when the State Auditor called out all but 11% of the police chiefs for failure to comply.
    MA State Auditor's report on firearm license issuance

    The report links in that thread are dead thanks to the State remaking their website (a horrendously bad 2+ year job) I tracked down the current location of the report below.
    https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/11/DepartmentOfCriminalJusticeInformationServices.pdf

    :emoji_tiger:
     
    MuzzleDiscipline likes this.

Share This Page