As reported by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action:
URGENT: Governor Patrick Attacks Law-abiding Gun Owners by Proposing Sharp Increases in Licensing Fees!
Please Contact Your Legislators Today!
Yesterday, Sunday July 13, Governor Deval Patrick (D) filed a special appropriations bill for the 2008 fiscal year. Within this bill, which has yet to receive a bill number, sections 24-27 will drastically increase certain firearm license fees.
Sections 24 & 25 will increase state licensed firearm dealerís fees from $100 for three years to $250. Then within that three-year period, licensed dealers will be charged an additional $100 inspection fee per year. This tactic would turn a $100 three-year dealer's license into a $450 three-year license.
Section 26 would increase a resident License to Carry fee from $100 for six years to $200 for six years and Section 27 would increase a non-resident License to Carry fee from $100 for one year to $250 for one year.
Please contact your state legislator TODAY and respectfully request that he or she oppose any attempt to increase firearm license fees in the Governorís Appropriations Bill.
You can find contact information for your state legislator by clicking here; NRA-ILA :: Action Center
Personal note: Some time earlier this year someone commented to me; "MA does not want to take away your guns".
Oh yeah, really? You sure about that. I don't think so.