MA License to Carry (Suitable or Unsuitable)

Posted on Updated on

Ch. 140 S. 129

LTC
Effective 1/1/14 there are new standards for denying, suspending or revoking an LTC for unsuitability. The licensing authority may deny the application or renewal of a license to carry, or suspend or revoke a license issued under this section if, in a reasonable exercise of discretion, the licensing authority determines that the applicant or licensee is unsuitable to be issued or to continue to hold a license to carry.
A determination of unsuitability shall be based on:
 Reliable and credible information that the applicant or licensee HAS exhibited or engaged in behavior that suggests that, if issued a license, the applicant or licensee may create a risk to public safety; or
 Existing factors that suggest that, if issued a license, the applicant or licensee MAY create a risk to public safety.
Aggrieved person right to appeal
 Within 90 days of the denial, suspension or revocation
 Within 90 days after the expiration of the time limit for the licensing authority to respond to the applicant
 Any time after a restriction is placed on the license.
Court determination:
 If after a hearing the court finds there is no reasonable grounds for the denial, revocation, suspension or restriction, and the petitioner is not prohibited by law from possessing the license, the justice may order the license to be issued or the restriction to be removed.

Stay Prepared, Stay Safe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s