Why PermitsTo Exercise Rights Are ALWAYS A Very Bad Idea!


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WAGCEVP
July 12, 2003, 08:45 AM
Why PermitsTo Exercise Rights Are ALWAYS A Very Bad Idea!


> 1) MetroWestDailyNews: MA: State hikes fee for firearms ID card to $100
> http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/local_regional/ap_firearms07102003.ht
> m
> Posted 7/11/2003
>
> A woman seeking to legally carry a $10 container of Mace or pepper spray
> now has to pay a $100 fee to the state.
>
> The fee for a Firearms Identification Card, which is required to carry
> chemical sprays, ammunition and long guns, quadrupled at the start of the
> new fiscal year on July 1, along with the charges for a license to carry a
> handgun.
>
> The new $100 fee is expected to raise an additional $3.6 million for the
> cash-strapped state, according to David Shaw, a spokesman for the state
> Department of Public Safety,
>
> 'We were in a situation where the labor and the work that went into
> researching firearm permit requests was outstripping the fee,' said Shaw,
> who did not immediately know how much the state spent on the criminal and
> fingerprint checks required of everyone seeking a Firearms Identification
> Card.

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Billll
July 12, 2003, 11:50 PM
This is in the same categoty as the $200 tax on a $2 silencer.

HBK
July 12, 2003, 11:57 PM
Seems like there is something fundamentally wrong with paying good money...any money...to buy a permit for something that it is your RIGHT to do. We live in a crazy world. They'll probably start charging for air next.

Skunkabilly
July 13, 2003, 12:49 AM
The Beatle's Taxman comes to mind right about now.

In my city you have to get a permit to hold a public gathering :rolleyes:

AZRickD
July 13, 2003, 02:24 AM
"This is in the same categoty as the $200 tax on a $2 silencer."

Try paying that in 1934 dollars....

Rick

TheOtherOne
July 13, 2003, 11:54 AM
Marianne Winters, director of the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, said she would favor training in the use of sprays, which is not currently required, but questioned the fee hike and the need for criminal checks comparable to those for gun owners.

"There is a difference in lethality," she said.

Winters and others are also concerned that many will ignore the law. "It probably would mean that some women, especially those who want pepper spray for one activity, such as hiking alone, would take their chances and not pay the $100," she said.


Well, at least she favors training in the use of sprays! I agree that no woman can be trusted with a can of mace unless she's had thorough and proper training. :rolleyes:

priv8ter
July 13, 2003, 03:04 PM
I guess what really get's me here, is that some poor working mom who can't afford a gun, now can't afford to LEGALLY carry a can of mace. How is that sane?

JohnBT
July 13, 2003, 09:53 PM
In my town the buyer AND the seller of a firearm must gets permits. That's why there are no gun stores here.

Separate permits for each transaction. I wonder what they cost.

(Before anybody goes totally ballistic, it only applies to deals within the city limits. Drive to the county and it doesn't apply.)

JT

glockten
July 16, 2003, 12:11 PM
There are no gun stores in Richmond?:confused:

JohnBT
July 16, 2003, 02:12 PM
Not in the City of Richmond - cities in Virginia are independent and not part of a county. So, no gun stores in the city. I don't think the city pawn shops bother with guns either.

Gun stores in the counties - YES. Very good ones including Green Top in Ashland (they can give it a Glen Allen address, but it's on Route 1 south of Ashland a few blocks west of I-95 at the Atlee-Elmont exit.) That puts it only 10 or 12 miles up the road from where I am in the Fan District. DeGoff's in Mechanicsville is only a few miles out of the way when I go to the range out near the airport.

So, all in all, life is good.

John

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