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MA Police Chief denies permit due to Internet posting.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LickitySplit, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. LickitySplit

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    For the record, the OP (Jessie Cohen), is a respected and trusted attorney specializing in MA firearms laws and not one to knowingly or unknowingly spread false or misleading information.

    It's also important to mention that MA requires a permit for purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition.


    http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86489
     
  2. mcdonl

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    hahahaha doesnt sound like anyone I know....
     
  3. kermit315

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    Incorporation cant come fast enough.
     
  4. Frank Ettin

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    Does this help answer the question of whether your forum postings can be used against you?
     
  5. wishin

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    While the Police Chief's denial seems unreasonable on the face of it, this reinforces what's been said by some in a recent post concerning Facebook. That is, and I paraphrase, don't say anything on the internet that can come back to bite you! And that applies to THR too, if you can be ID'd.
     
  6. General Geoff

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    It is none of the chief's business what the applicant's legal hobbies and interests are.
     
  7. Officers'Wife

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    You MUST remember, this is an LEO! His judgment in regards to public safety is far superior to your own due to the magical properties of his position. He must know better and is perfectly within the limits of his authority. How DARE you question him?
     
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    What isn't mentioned is that his screen name is Gecko45
     
  9. Frank Ettin

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    As long as it's a "may issue" state, the chief can get away with making it his business. That won't change unless/until the permitting system changes or is discarded entirely. You will, of course, object to the system; but that doesn't change the fact that at present the system is reality.
     
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    While it might not be wise to post everything online, this disturbs me for one reason and one reason only. Anything you say or do can, at any time, be used against you for any reason, in a tyrannical government.

    Big Brother is watching, and as paranoid as ever. Buy a Penthouse magazine? Someday that may bite you in the arse. High Times will burn you. Model Railroading Enthusiast may get you shunted off to prison since you can learn how to move things. Who knows? Anything is game when an over-controlling and un-checked entity is in charge.

    If we worried about all of this and rolled over the deal would be sealed. We just need to live our lives, and when someone like the Chief in Swampscott does something outrageous? Let everyone know just like we're doing. Word will get out and eventually right will prevail.
     
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    Not to belittle the OP but:
    That was funny! :D
     
  12. ArmedBear

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    If you want the license, you can't get it.

    Maybe the guy should have posted as Yossarian.:D

    (That said, and as much as this stuff can piss me off, I'll withhold judgment until I see what this guy actually posted.)
     
  13. Maelstrom

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    Everyone is rushing to his aid but if he posted something like, "MY PERMIT IS TAKING TOO LONG! I'M GONNA KILL THE CHIEF WHEN I GET MY GUN!"

    Then, suddenly, it seems like perhaps the chief may have been on to something.
     
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    It took me 7 months to get my permit here in MA. I can understand why he may have seemed anxious about the wait.

    I guess the people who think you should post with your real name (instead of an alias like Dope) haven't a clue eh?

    Dope
     
  15. ArmedBear

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    Maelstrom, like I said, I'll withhold judgment until I see what this guy actually posted.:)
     
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    Just wait till the clown that messed up MA gets the tap for 2012. Romney is terrible!
     
  17. ArmedBear

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    Romney? Who's that?:)

    Whoever runs and wins in 2012, even if we haven't heard of him/her yet, I'll make this prediction: he/she will have a bestselling autobiography.

    I'd bet money on it.

    It's funny, too, since most of the country doesn't read the stuff.

    (At the risk of invoking Godwin, do you know who the first guy to use this technique was?:eek:)
     
  18. Navy_Guns

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    The police chief was probably having a bad day after his request for a building permit to add on to his kitchen was denied:

    "Applicant appears to be overly anxious and unreasonably impatient with the time required for the licensing process. On-line postings suggest a lack of maturity and an inappropriate preoccupation with donuts and the circumstance surrounding the use of powdered sugar."
     
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    Ditto, I wanna see what the guy originally posted.
     
  20. ArmedBear

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    I'd say that's unlikely, Navy Guns. Do you have any evidence that cops make their own donuts?:D

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    If you are going to live in that "lovely, progressive, forward thinking" peoples utopia you get what you deserve. I have to be nice so my post won't be pulled. But you guys keep bringing up that state.
     
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    What a piece of work.... life aint percfect up here in Nashua,but I am SO happy to NOT be living in massghanistan anymore....some of the chiefs are decent ;but htis guy is another badged pantload.
     
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    Sounds like the guy got a case of the stupids. If you live in a small town, there are a couple of things to remember:

    1. The police chief knows who you are, who your dad is, your mom is, and probably most of your close relatives.

    2. Don't mouth off on a local gun board. The police chief is probably a member.
     
  24. wishin

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    Are you referring to papa O's autobiography?
     
  25. swiftak

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    Swampscott isn't a small town. Its just a burb of Boston.
     
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