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Why PermitsTo Exercise Rights Are ALWAYS A Very Bad Idea!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by WAGCEVP, Jul 12, 2003.


    WAGCEVP Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Billll

    Billll Well-Known Member

    This is in the same categoty as the $200 tax on a $2 silencer.
  3. HBK

    HBK member

    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.
  4. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    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:
  5. AZRickD

    AZRickD Well-Known Member

    "This is in the same categoty as the $200 tax on a $2 silencer."

    Try paying that in 1934 dollars....

  6. TheOtherOne

    TheOtherOne Well-Known Member

    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:
  7. priv8ter

    priv8ter Well-Known Member


    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?
  8. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    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.)

  9. glockten

    glockten Well-Known Member

    There are no gun stores in Richmond?:confused:
  10. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    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.


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