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MA Carry Permit

Discussion in 'Legal' started by film495, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. film495

    film495 Member

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    Live in NH, and just got a job in MA. I was considering getting a MA permit, but think they make me register what I might carry - so, not sure if I really care to tell any government anything about any firearm I might have for any reason - but, would like to keep one in my car for when I'm going to and from MA.

    Is it worth getting the permit? What are the risks associated with having guns registered with a government entity? Then I'm on a list and some day they could come to my door looking to collect.

    I guess it is a question of risk management, is the risk of being unarmed when going to MA greater than the risk of having to register - which poses the risk of being permanently unarmed?
     
  2. film495

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    I looked at the federal firearms protection act, and that from what I understand does not really apply. I would have to lock a gun away from me and inaccessible, which would not really help me if I need it, and really only seems to apply if you are just driving through - not being there 8-10 hours a day.
     
  3. herrwalther

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    Depending on what kind of job and where it is, may be worth getting a MA permit. I have a few friends who live in Mass who work in LE or military. The rest are in occupations where "no need" for a permit is standard. Mass is a "may issue" state.

    Start here: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/12/06/Non-resident Application - REVISED 01.01.18_2.pdf

    Massachusetts does have registration and universal background checks.
    https://mircs.chs.state.ma.us/fa10/action/home?app_context=home&app_action=presentTrans

    FFPO only protects you driving through and "reasonable" stops while driving. Personally when I drive through non friendly states, I don't stop at all unless it is for gas.
     
  4. George P

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    I guess a lot would also depend on WHERE in MA you're talking about. Not all of MA is teeming with thugs and "misguided youths".

    As far as having guns registered with some government agency, just how m,any are you going to register in MA? Having a gun in violation of their laws would be a greater risk if caught then registering A gun for your vehicle.
     
  5. film495

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    Lowell, MA - but I'd just be commuting to an office building and then commuting back home. I just want to generally keep one available to me. For now I'm just going to go with a pepper spray can in the vehicle. When I used to live down there - they actually considered the sprays to be the same a guns, so - you needed a weapons permit to have it, but I looked it up and they changed that in 2014, so - for now that works.

    I think I'd just register the one I'd have in the vehicle, but maybe a couple. Sometimes they need work and are out of service for a while, so - I think I'd likely register 2 pistols. What a hassle though - if I change or get a good deal on something else, then I have to do more government paperwork, ick .. and pay more fees.. ick

    It is just a desk/computer job - so, the need would have to be for range use, and/or self defense. Honestly, now that I know I can have the pepper spray - probably is not worth the time and money required to apply for a carry permit there, and possibly get turned down. Guess I'll think about it more.
     
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  6. BlueHeelerFl

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    I like to know about this as well. I have good friends in MA and would be interested in how non resident permits work
     
  7. George P

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    Does MA even offer non resident permits to carry?
     
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