Finally got my FID...

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  1. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Member

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    After almost two years of having to have my neighbor keep/store all the rifles I love so dearly, I finally got my FID.


    I got the safety training about a year ago, then got the FID application about 7 months ago. 6 months ago, I turned it in, got fingerprinted, photographed, the whole MA deal.

    I just got the card. While the police went over the legal time limit, I didn't really have anyone to report them to. Nice.

    As happy as I am that I can walk across the street and bring my rifles home finally, there will always be a bitter taste in my mouth for having to wait just so long.
     
  2. glocksman

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    What is this FID thou speakest of? :neener:

    Seriously though, reading this makes me glad I live in Indiana. :)
     
  3. Andrew Rothman

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    Well, according to your location field (42° 56' -71 °27'), you live in a pond near the Manchester, NH airport.

    I am perplexed that: a) you would want to store your guns in the water, and b) you need a Massachusetts FID to keep them there.

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  4. Tory

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    Confused about more than location

    Add firearms law to map-reading!

    "I just got the card. While the police went over the legal time limit, I didn't really have anyone to report them to. Nice."

    WRONG. The licensing authority (read: your chief) has seven (7) days from the submission of your application in which to send your prints to AFIS. He/she has forty (40) days in which to approve or deny your app.

    As FID cards are SHALL ISSUE, the chief has ZERO discretion as to issuance, and may not require additional letters, courses, etc. not specified in the statute (MGL c. 140, s. 129B).

    Failure to issue/deny in 40 days is deemed a constructive denial. Appeals are by a Petition for Judicial Review filed in your District Court. Oh - it's not the chief's burden to prove you are "unsuitable;" it's YOUR obligation to prove you AREN'T "unsuitable." Just so you know.

    You've finally gotten the card - congratulations. Now join GOAL and get a clue, so you don't get jerked around on your LTC! ;)
     
  5. Standing Wolf

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    Yeah, but we're not a police state.
     
  6. Third_Rail

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    Well, I have my FID and I'll be out of here in just a few years anyway. I'm not too worried, although it would be nice to have those laws get fixed eventually.

    Matt, you have a PM.
     
  7. 2400

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    So, what is an FID card? :confused:
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    Rifle/shotgun license. Good old MA needs it for even ammo purchases... :banghead:
     
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