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Received a notice from the State of MA urging me to begin the LTC renewal process now

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gbest, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Len-2A Training

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    No penalty for the PD for non-compliance (there never is any penalty on LE), so they don't care.
     

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    I went in to Worcester licensing authority last week for a renewal...the gentlemen at the desk actually instructed me to fill in ‘all lawful purposes’...I was kind of surprised but kept my bearing and complied.

    Come back in April, they said...lol...i’ll have bought a house in another (free) state by then, probably.

    ...meh...
     
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  4. Ringworm

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    Not really his point. He's pointing out that some merchants are too stupid to do their own due diligence, and are holding to old laws out of fear from the c**t AG. She's already held several companies over the fire over nonsense: why risk it?
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA NES Member

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    I got my card late-October, I think. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I didn't get there until Dec 1. Ossifer told me 5-6 weeks. "I hope it's 5 - my birthday is in 6." "Shouldn't be a problem."

    It's been 7.5. The WONDERFUL DELIGHTFUL clerk at the PD told me to not come back until it was 10 weeks because "that's what they take and the officer should have told you that already." ASS!

    My lic went into limbo 11 days ago. Thankfully nothing's come up on the XC that I really want. LOL
     
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    Really? I got that. Yep I got it. My point is if you deal with a better class of merchant you don't have those kind of problems.

    Of course that means you don't always drive for two hours to save $20 on a $400 purchase. It means you pay a fair price for items to provide the merchant the opportunity to compete with the stupid ones. It means you recognize his good service is worth money in the long run.

    The skinflint approach is self defeating and kills off the best in class of small business all too often. It leaves the stupid, crooked, back stabbing, rats or the big box stores to survive and they aren't the ones likely to face off against pressure from the AG or anyone else. There are plenty of examples represented on this forum in just the last couple of years.

    Personally when I go to the few good shops I support because their service is worth supporting, I never leave empty handed. NEVER LEAVE empty handed(bears repeating)

    I always make some purchase cause there is always something there I want or can use. It is easy to spend $20-$40 and those items are most frequently high margin unlike guns which means the merchant might have $10 or more from that small purchase. I consider it the price of admission cause at the very least going to the LGS is entertainment.

    What I get in return is smart merchant who knows the laws and works with me

    when I face situations like a face value expired license with a MIRCS receipt in hand.


    He also doesn't pass out when I need a frame transferred or any of the other myriad circumstances where service makes a difference.

    Start the renewal process early and get a receipt then patronize merchants who serve your interests and are worth keeping in business. Some of those also have some of the lowest prices going. Shooting Supply in Westport.
     
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  7. Dennis in MA

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    As if they really do ANYTHING more than a quick check of your records. The renewal guy said as much. "It takes them, like, 30 minutes to get you checked out. Then they have to print the card and sit on it. Sorry." He was an OK dude. But there is NO reason to do anything but submit a pic and wait for an in-mail renewal. IT'S A RENEWAL!!!!!

    I suspect a big part of my delays, on a CONSTANT basis, is my birthday being early January. PD takes time off. Bureaucrats in Boston take time off. I'd be willing to be the longest wait times are December applications. Hence my stupidity of NOT applying more than 6 weeks prior. But wife got hers in Summer in 3-4 weeks.

    Maybe the thing will be in the mail box when I get home. And maybe the ATF, reading my numerous posts, will give me a Lifetime Buy Anything You Want hall-pass, too.
     
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  8. gbest

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    I contacted Brockton Police, have an appointment mid March.
     
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  9. AHM

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    (I totally acknowledge that many retailers
    won't sell guns or ammo on an expired LTC, but...)
    Q: Did Teh Man give you a MIRCS receipt?

    Then again, I've never really coveted a gun in an out-of-state shop,
    and buying ammo at 619DW is a nice trip in the country.
     
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  10. M125X

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    I’ve been waiting 3 months now...
     
  11. dcmdon

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    My wife got hers this week, for an early June renewal.

    I dont have a problem with it. If anything it can be used to coerce a PD to do the process earlier than they might otherwise want to do it.

    Don
     
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  12. vickers

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    When I got the letter about renewing I emailed the licensing officer in my town on a Saturday night and she responded an hour later telling me to call on Monday for an appointment. I had the updated license in only a few weeks. Your mileage may vary.
     
  13. JoseyWales

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    The question is, how did they know you had guns....
     
  14. dcmdon

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    In theory, they don't. But they know you have a license.

    Other than that, I don't really understand your post. If you bought guns in MA, they have the FA10. If you brought your guns here when you moved here, they don't have anything.
     
  15. one-eyed Jack

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    The "grace" period does not appear to apply to the Green Card. So be careful there. Jack.
     
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  16. Bigcat

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    I went in the day after I got the notice, the police held it until the day before my 70th birthday got it for free!!
    Bourne cops are the best.
     
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  17. drgrant

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    Thanks for posting this, Jack.... useful to know, I was not aware of that limitation.

    -Mike
     
  18. Alien

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    Me too, mine expires mid may.
     
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    Good to see this thread reminder, I come up this July.

    What really chaffs me.... why can I walk into the PA sheriffs office and have them do a background check and walk out with new laminated license in hand in under 30 minutes for only $20
     
  20. Len-2A Training

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    I wasn't aware of that either but never checked into it. I'll be totally out of the state years before mine expires anyway!
     
  21. DavidC77

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    I did mine on 13 June 2018 finely got it on 6 Oct 2018... My wife did hers in Oct 2018 and see still hasn't gotten it yet and it's Jan 2019 now...

    So yes send them in early...
     
  22. poorbucks

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    I got the same letter last Wednesday, filled it out, and brought it back the next day.............last renewal took almost 7 months
     
  23. Dennis in MA

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    I might have. It's not a big deal, really. The # of guns and/or ammo that I buy a year, a couple of weeks is not a big deal. What chaps me is that there is no reason to make a renewal go through this. Simple background check alone would be sufficient. They could print them in less than a week. It's another Masshat move by the Commonwealth.
     
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  24. AHM

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    I hear ya. We're not collectors, but I skinflint -
    many of our ammo purchases and a couple of gun buys were sales/special deals.
    And there would still be echos audible from my head exploding
    if our licenses had been on hiatus during AR Day in 2016 (they weren't).

    OTOH, if SCOTUS ever issues a slam-dunk 2A ruling -
    50-state constitutional carry -
    we may live to see ceremonial LTC burnings...
    Never say never.
     
  25. Dennis in MA

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    I'm gonna confetti mine and mail it to the current AG at the time. I'd like it to be Muuuaaaaarrahhhhh.


    QUESTION: Can I call the Commonwealthians and find out how my lic. is processing???? I was thinking about this in the shower this AM and don't know WHO or WHERE to call. I'd like to know, 8 weeks later (8x7=56. 56>42.) if they've sent it to Tawwwwn'n or if they are still sitting on it. Also would like to know when they got the packet from Tawwwwn'n. Again, this is the second time in a row they've done this. My wife gets hers in less than a month every time.
     
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    Contact the Firearms License Application Status Hotline at (617) 660-4722.
     
  27. Dennis in MA

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    TY! Called. Issued a week ago. I'll be looking in the mail and then go on my rampage on Monday if it isn't in my mailbox. LOL
     
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    I’m sooo close to not having to renew come March 2020... own property in NH, just started a business in NH, and almost have my head above water on my upside down mortgage.
     
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    LTC appointment today. Took pictures and said 6 to 8 week wait for the state to send back LTC. When they get it, they will call.
     
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    16 weeks to the day, picked up my LTC.
     

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