Need a little advice here. My niece lives in Mass and has had her house broken into twice in the last few months; luckily she has been at work both times. She is very nervous now and is staying, for the time being, at my sister's place. An alarm system is being installed. Now, since she lives in Mass, I assumed she was a little left leaning so I figured I would ease into a discussion about getting a gun so I started saying that she should get some pepper spray. She says " I need a gun!" Hoooray! That was easy! Now the hard part...How difficult is it to get a ccw license in Mass? Anyone know? I know in NY here it can take years to get an unrestricted carry license. How long does it take in Mass. Thanks in advance!