Massachusetts?

This is a discussion on Massachusetts? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was in Massachusetts last month. Of course, my firearm was unloaded & locked tight till I got outta the state. I know Mass is ...

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Massachusetts?

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member
    Array aznav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Posts
    1,588

    Massachusetts?

    I was in Massachusetts last month. Of course, my firearm was unloaded & locked tight till I got outta the state. I know Mass is a "may issue" state but, for some reason, I thought Boston was no carry. No, not necessarily. One needs a Class A license to carry. Also, surprise, one can apply for a nonresident permit with proper credentials. Of course, apply is the key and it must be in person. Anyone know how difficult it is to either get an in state permit or a non resident permit?
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array tokerblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,344
    A few people have said that getting a non-resident permit is a little easier than getting a resident permit. You have to do it in person in Chelsea. A non-resident permit is only valid for one year and it's $100. IMO, that's a ripoff and ridiculous.

  4. #3
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,646
    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    A few people have said that getting a non-resident permit is a little easier than getting a resident permit. You have to do it in person in Chelsea. A non-resident permit is only valid for one year and it's $100. IMO, that's a ripoff and ridiculous.
    $100 for one year? That's a crime!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #4
    GM
    GM is offline
    VIP Member Array GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,866
    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    A few people have said that getting a non-resident permit is a little easier than getting a resident permit. You have to do it in person in Chelsea. A non-resident permit is only valid for one year and it's $100. IMO, that's a ripoff and ridiculous.
    You are right
    "The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array ctsketch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,319
    not even worth getting...with how very little I visit mass...
    Glock 19
    Kahr PM9
    LMT-M4
    Mossberg 590
    Shodan, Jujutsu

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array CLASS3NH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bob from Southern New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,617
    To get a Resident Class A LTC, you MUST take a approved handgun safety course, then apply for the LTC within the city/town you reside via your Police Chief or Firearms officer. Once you get an appointment with your Local PD you will be interviewed and then figerprinted, two pasport type pics and then allof it goes to the Ma State Police in Chelsea ma for processing. Usually takes 6-10 weeks for the return of the LTC $100.00 for 5 yrs for residents 100.00 per YEAR for NON-Residents, AND you MUST be Physically present for the interview.
    Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll

  8. #7
    Member Array 8plus1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    South Shore Ma
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    To get a Resident Class A LTC, you MUST take a approved handgun safety course, then apply for the LTC within the city/town you reside via your Police Chief or Firearms officer. Once you get an appointment with your Local PD you will be interviewed and then figerprinted, two pasport type pics and then allof it goes to the Ma State Police in Chelsea ma for processing. Usually takes 6-10 weeks for the return of the LTC $100.00 for 5 yrs for residents 100.00 per YEAR for NON-Residents, AND you MUST be Physically present for the interview.
    Spot on, but not everyone applying for a Class A no restrictions (what's needed to legally conceal) will get one. Alot of towns give Class A hunting and target for first time applicants.

  9. #8
    Member Array southchatham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    279
    Most non resident permits are now being issued restricted. (no ccw). If you were here with your gun (unless for competition or just passing through) you committed a felony in MA. Be careful. Also no mags more than 10 rounds. If you live in Boston you most likely will not get a ccw permit. Although if you have one from another town it's good anywhere in the state. I see you live in Tucson. I lived their in the 80's. I loved it. I'm sure it's not the same place now.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array tokerblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,344
    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    not even worth getting...with how very little I visit mass...
    - Unfortunately, that's exactly how I feel. I visit friends about 3-4 times a year.

    What a ridiculous state.

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array CLASS3NH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bob from Southern New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,617
    Quote Originally Posted by 8plus1 View Post
    Spot on, but not everyone applying for a Class A no restrictions (what's needed to legally conceal) will get one. Alot of towns give Class A hunting and target for first time applicants.
    Yup, exactly what you said above
    I lived in Wilmington for most my Life (got my LTC at 18 with written parental consent) and also had my "Green Card" til I moved north in 1993
    Never had a prblem with issuesance of either one. Now, since I moved North, It's become rediculus in mass. No need of the BS down there, and the hoops you need to go thru.
    Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Hello from Massachusetts
    By TWtommers in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: November 25th, 2010, 09:04 AM
  2. Hello from Massachusetts
    By n1oty in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: April 18th, 2010, 12:55 PM
  3. Hello from Massachusetts
    By jrbtzx12r in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: June 20th, 2007, 08:11 AM
  4. anyone from Massachusetts?
    By bradley in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 17th, 2007, 04:04 PM
  5. ccw in Massachusetts?
    By hollewud7 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: March 22nd, 2007, 12:26 AM

Search tags for this page

ccw boston ma
,
ccw in chelsea ma
,
chl in mass
,
concealed carry at work in massachusetts
,

concealed carry in massachusetts

,
concealed carry massachusetts issued
,
mass carry
,
massachusets no concealed carry
,
massachusetts carry forum
,
massachusetts conceal carry
,

massachusetts concealed carry

,
where cannot carry firearm state if ma ccw
Click on a term to search for related topics.