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Mass Non-Resident permit advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rocket88, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Rocket88

    Rocket88 NES Member

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    I recently moved out of Mass, sent the appropriate change of address notifications and now want to apply for a non-resident permit.

    I was wondering if anyone had advice on answering the “reason” for unrestricted permit to give myself the best change of obtaining an unrestricted permit.

    Thanks
     
  2. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    Mentioning that "you've held an unrestricted A in MA town X for Y years " is likely helpful.... or so I've heard.

    -Mike
     
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    will Chelsea accept " all lawful purposes"?
     
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    I am in the process of getting my LTC, and take my advice with a grain of salt. Others can and probably will explain it better.

    Did you have an Unrestricted before? If so, whatever you said beforehand, explain that while your location has changed your needs have not.
     
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    First time I applied they asked me to elaborate on the reasons. All lawful purposes wasn't enough.
    Still work in Ma, still have friends and family in Ma and spend a significant amount of time in the state.
    Haven't asked since and I keep filling out all lawful purposes on the renewals.
     
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    It seems like perhaps something has changed in FRB. I'm unsure and I haven't spoken/Emailed Michaela in >1 year now, so I don't know what is going on there. Eventually I'll have to face that music too.
     
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    I recently moved out of Mass and contemplated applying for a non-resident LTC but the thought of spending $100 a YEAR is what is stopping me. No thanks. I've given enough money to the Commonwealth.
     
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    No. You will need to provide a specific reason (or reasons) that they feel are valid.
     
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  10. Rocket88

    Rocket88 NES Member

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    Thank you for the replies
    Unfortunately I was in a city that gave me a restricted license, my previous Mass license won’t help much.

    I am hoping to get unrestricted since I work in Mass and spent quite a bit of time in Mass.

    I’d hate to be carrying then before I hit the state line unload and lock the pistol in the trunk.
     
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    Ok, so how about "protection of life and property" which I used in MA before "All Lawful purposes" came along ? Any other suggestions ?
     
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    This is (almost) 100% correct. My first two were “sporting”, because I wrote ONLY about all the outdoor activities and competition I did, and did not connect them to a larger picture. My statements were essentially the FRB sporting restriction text in multi-paragraph format.

    Of note, I also mentioned on those same applications that I had held a resident unrestricted for 6 years and had just been renewed. No effect.
     
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    Those are not specific reasons.

    They will want "Specific" reasons, as for example:

    Do you carry large amounts of cash or valuables for work or other reasons, or transport cash/valuables regularly, etc.?

    Does your line of work or past life situations make it necessary to protect yourself?

    Does your line of work place you at locations, towns, establishments that might be dangerous?

    Does your line of work place you as a sole individual, in a capacity as a night watchman or similar position?

    (however, be careful about the work aspect as they can put "work carry only" restrictions
    On your NR LTC).

    Has someone threatened you or do you have restraining orders on people that have threatened you?

    Are you in fear of your life because of ....."fill in the reason" ?

    Etc. Etc. Etc. = again, the point is = give "specific reason(s)"
     
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  14. 308rifleman

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    You have LEOSA. Lucky you. Most gun owners don't have that luxury. You don't need a permit in any state. For example, you can walk down Waikiki Beach with your surfboard under your arm and your loaded piece in your beach bag perfectly legally and thumb your nose at Hawaii's notoriously strict laws against concealed firearms.
     

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