Gone adventuring in MA
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April 12th, 2007 11:12 AM
Gone adventuring in MA
Wish me luck, tonight I have to disarm for an extended period for the first time in months. My wife and I are driving up to MA to visit family and to have a memorial service for my Dad... it's been 5 years since he passed. Of course, given the destination and all that lies between, I can't bring my XD - hell, even if I had a MA permit, I'd have to buy new magazines just for the trip. So, here's to hoping that flashlight/knife will be sufficient for the trip, since even OC requires a permit (or at least FID card, not sure which.) See you all back here on Tuesday.
April 12th, 2007 11:14 AM
Watch your back up there in anti gun liberal land.
April 12th, 2007 01:18 PM
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April 12th, 2007 01:23 PM
Have you tried to get a nonresident Mass. license? They can be had.
Les Baer 45
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April 12th, 2007 01:57 PM
I feel for you.
Watch your back, which you should do all the time anyway, and see about applying for a Non-Res License in the future.
You may have to change guns or magazines, but that is better than being totally unarmed. I probably will get one in the future, eventhough I'm covered under LEOSA.
April 12th, 2007 02:08 PM
I just got back from North of Chicago - and while I was OK for carry en route thru OH and IN, once I got to IL I was SOL. It was all down then to OC and my big stick.... oh and of course plenty of situational awareness.
I can identify all too easily with your impending nakedness.
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April 12th, 2007 02:16 PM
Sorry to hear that MA is one of my all time least favorite places to visit...unfortunately I find myself there quite often. Think I'm going to start springing the $100/year for my non-res permit.
April 12th, 2007 03:56 PM
If I still lived in NH, I might consider it. This is one of those necessary evils, one of the 3-4 per year visits to the family. I guess if I considered it a $10-a-day tax to carry, it wouldn't seem so bad.
April 16th, 2007 10:55 PM
Actually, the magazine restrictions only apply to the PURCHASE of firearms in the state.
Originally Posted by Jchoo
I feel your pain, though. I live in Southern New Hampshire, and every time I cross the border it pains me to know that the cost of my non-resident MA permit is 400 times my NH permit.
April 16th, 2007 11:05 PM
JG1222 - negative.
If you aren't LEO, then any magazine in MA must either be pre-94 or 10 rd max. postban high caps are illegal in MA.
There are seperate AG consumer laws on what guns are available for purchase through dealers, but private party sales are not restricted.
April 17th, 2007 12:21 AM
Good luck, and watch your six
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
April 17th, 2007 01:26 AM
I bought some 10 rounders for my Glock for trips to California. A few days later I remembered I own a 1911 too.
April 17th, 2007 10:46 PM
I hope you don't take your own advice!
Originally Posted by JG1222
It could cost you up to 10 years (per mag) in our state prison!
Mere possession by anyone (except LE) of post-9/13/94 of hi-caps mags is worth 1-10 years (Felony). Read MGL Ch. 140 S. 131M when you have a few minutes!
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