Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hoppy590, Nov 12, 2007.
There are a few sample letters floating around. Here's one:
Search around and there are a few others that are better, but I couldn't find any of them quickly.
No letter,no nothing,just a copy of the license.
I live a pretty anti city so I didn't care if he
likes it or not.
Never heard a word from him or the PD.
Why would you send him a copy of your license when you are supposed to send the second copy of the application?
The instructions for your local law enforcement are on the form, if you want, maybe attach one of those post-its or colorful tags next to the part on the form that is applicable to them.
Because I fulfilled my obligations under the terms of the C&R application (mail a copy of the application to local law enforcement for notification purposes only), I simply filed the sheriff's letter and the copy of the C&R application with the rest of my paperwork and have ignored it since. My 03 FFL arrived in the mail shortly after.
Good job skirting federal regs!
The instructions clearly state you must provide a copy of the application to your CLEO. I used the text from here http://www.cruffler.com/becomingcruffler.html
My application went through with no problem.
exactly what it is about, and exactly what to do with it.
Assume that they will have four-million other letters and file to read, and want to spend as little time on each of them as possible. You need to be polite, but you shoudl avoid being flowery.
Jorg's letter is just about perfect, but I'd make a few slight changes:
It is a very little thing, but adding a "Re:" line (I recommend doing it in bold) lets the Cheif toss it into the approproate stack of files with only a quick glance. Likewise, in the main paragraph I say what in enclosed and what to do with the enclosurue before telling him why it is enclosed or why he's doing it.
The Chief of Police isn't goign to be the one opennign his mail, or processing the paperwork. Some clerk is goign to do it, and that clerk just wants to do it quick so he can go home at 5:00.
Thank you, thats the kind of formal outline and advice i was looking for.
something very matter of fact. being MA i will also mention in the letter that i hold appropriate state licenses to recieve said C&R's and am aware of restrictions, essentialy ban on C&R pistols. seem good, or too much info?
As for too much info, from what I've heard about MA police, there's no such thing as too much put into CYA!
They probably filed i away in the WTH file
I remember hearing from somebody once that his local CLEO sent a letter back asking for information, and our advice was to just keep that letter as proof he was notified and not to say anything more. If the CLEO knows you aren't law abiding, the burden is on him to notify the ATF. I think most of the agencies just round file that stuff; it isn't a big deal.
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