RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS. Conflict Between Massachusetts & Federal Law

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RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS

Conflict Between Massachusetts & Federal Law

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has reached out to the Massachusetts Firearms Review Board and advised them that they can no longer issue License to Carry or Firearms Identification Cards to Federally Prohibited Persons even if a favorable decision is made by the Firearms License Review Board. 

As of May 11, 2018. The MA Firearms Review Board will NO longer issue FID Cards to federally prohibited persons whose rights to an FID Card have been restored after 5 years under state law. Which means that the persons rights will be revoked. 

(Below is from Massachusetts Firearms Law Guide) 

Excerpt of Case Law Concerning Restoration of Rights
Any restriction on an individual’s right to possess firearms after conviction is a complete prohibition on the possession of all firearms under Federal law. Caron v. United States (1998)

Excerpt of Letter to Massachusetts Legislature Concerning Restoration of Rights

While Massachusetts has partially restored the rights of certain felons to possess long guns and handguns under certain conditions, this restoration does not remove federal prohibitions. As a result, previously convicted felons who have not had their firearms rights completely restored may not lawfully possess firearms under Federal law and may face prosecution under section 922(g)(1) despite their lawful possession under State law pursuant to valid FID Cards.

Roy Chabra,
BATF Division Counsel

Utah Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course.

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State of UTAH Concealed Carry Permit Course   

Date: Friday June 29,2018

Time: 6pm-8pm

Class Location:

100 Verge Street Unit#2

Springfield, MA 01129

This class is approx. 2hrs. It meets the requirements to apply to the state of UTAH for a non-resident Concealed Carry Permit.

Upon completion of this class you will be able to apply to  Utah.  When you receive your UTAH Concealed Carry Permit you can legally carry in approximately 31 states.

This course teaches the safe handling of firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe operation of firearms, and firearms laws.

Upon completion of this course you will be issued a certificate, application and finger print cards for the state of UTAH. (Finger prints will be done at the class). All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructor/ instructors.

The UTAH Concealed Carry course fee is $55.00.

***MUST HAVE 4 PARTICIPANTS TO RUN THIS COURSE***

You do not need to have your MA License to Carry first before taking and receiving your Non-resident UTAH Concealed Carry Permit.

***Must reserve your seat in advance, this course fills up quickly. ***

SAVE $25 on a Firearm Safety Course!

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SUMMER SPECIAL!  

SAVE $25 off our Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry/ Pistol Permit course. When you purchase this class between June 1, 2018 and July 31, 2018. You can register for classes in June or July.  Register through our website at SUMMER SPECIAL!   ***Use Promotional Code “SUMMER SPECIAL” during check out.

This course will give you the ability to apply in MA, CT, RI, FL and many other states that require live fire training. This course also meets any MA police departments live fire requirements to apply for your License to Carry. Contact us with any questions.

Stay prepared, Stay Safe

SUMMER SPECIAL! Firearm Safety Course! (LTC/ F.I.D)

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SUMMER SPECIAL!  

SAVE $25 off our Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry/ Pistol Permit course. When you purchase this class between June 1, 2018 and July 31, 2018. You can register for classes in June or July.  Register through our website at SUMMER SPECIAL!   ***Use Promotional Code “SUMMER SPECIAL” during check out.

This course will give you the ability to apply in MA, CT, RI, FL and many other states that require live fire training. This course also meets any MA police departments live fire requirements to apply for your License to Carry. Contact us with any questions.

Please remember all who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms!

Stay prepared, Stay Safe

C.269 § 12D Carrying Rifle or Shotgun in Public

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C.269 § 12D Carrying Rifle or Shotgun in Public

 (a) Except as exempted or provided by law, no person shall carry on his person on any public way a loaded rifle or shotgun having cartridges or shells in either the magazine or chamber thereof. For purposes of this section, “loaded shotgun or loaded rifle” shall mean any shotgun or rifle having ammunition in either the magazine or chamber thereof, such ammunition including a live cartridge, primer (igniter), bullet or propellant powder designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun and, in the case of a muzzle loading or black powder shotgun or rifle, containing powder in the flash pan, a percussion cap and shot or ball; but the term “loaded shotgun or loaded rifle” shall not include a shotgun or rifle loaded with a blank cartridge, which contains no projectile within such blank or within the bore or chamber of such shotgun or rifle.

(Exemption: This section prior to chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998 allowed being on a public way while engaged in hunting. The purpose of the “engaged in hunting” language then as now was to allow a person who was hunting on one side of a public way to cross to the other side without unloading. A person is not engaged in hunting from the moment he leaves the front door of his home to go hunting. Therefore, a person going on a hunting trip cannot walk from a residential area to the woods without having the rifle or shotgun in a case.)

.Loaded Non-Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Misdemeanor

Penalty: Up to 2 in HOC or $500 to $5000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

Loaded Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Felony

Penalty: 1 to 10 years imprisonment or $1000 to $10,000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

 (b) Except as exempted or provided by law, no person shall carry on his person on any public way an unloaded rifle or shotgun, unless such rifle or shotgun is enclosed in a case. (Can be in an inexpensive soft case)

Unloaded Non-Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Misdemeanor

Penalty: $100 to $1000 fine

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

Unloaded Large Capacity Rifle or Shotgun

Classification: Felony

Penalty: 1 to 10 years imprisonment or $1000 to $10,000 fine or both fine and imprisonment

Right of Arrest: Yes (statutory)

This subsection shall not apply to drills, parades, military reenactments or other commemorative ceremonies, color guards or memorial service firing squads, so-called, as permitted by law. Sworn Law Enforcement is exempt.

Stay Prepared, Stay Safe

Memorial Day License to Carry discount!

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SAVE $20 off our Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry/ Pistol Permit course. When you purchase this class on Sunday 05/27/2018 or Monday (Memorial Day) 05/28/2018. You can register for classes in June or July. Register through our website at www.ssdtacticaltraining.com

This course will give you the ability to apply in MA, CT, RI, FL and many other states that require live fire training. This course also meets any MA police departments live fire requirements to apply for your LTC. Contact us with any questions.

Please remember all who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms!

Stay prepared, Stay Safe

Connecticut Pistol Permit Info.

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FYI, to my student who might have lost the Connecticut State Police Phone number to apply for their CT Pistol Permit. Remember to ask for a Non-Resident Pistol Permit Packet advise them that SSD Tactical Training, Inc. Basic Firearms Safety Course is approved through them. See info below to call.

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
SPECIAL LICENSING 
AND 
FIREARMS UNIT

Phone: (860) 685-8290 
Fax: (860) 685-8496 
Web site: www.ct.gov/despp

 

Up coming. Live-Fire License to Carry/ Pistol Permit Course!

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We are offering this course on the following dates; May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, June 16th and June 24, 2018. Times are approx. 8am-4pm. 

Why pay for a Non-Live Fire Course somewhere else and only be able to apply in Massachusetts. If you take this course you’ll be able to apply in MA, CT, RI, and many more states for your license to carry a pistol.  (We hold these courses daily for anyone interested)

Cost of class is: ($110) Please pay using link above. (Credit Processor charges a small service charge) (Great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card.  And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry permit)  (LTC)

Please Click Here: Application to apply. 

ATTENTION:   (You can fax applications to 413-301-5180 prior to start of class or send them to SSD Tactical training, Inc. P.O. Box 443 Ludlow, MA 01056)

This is a SHOOTING course.  This course consists of handling several different types of firearms.  The only way to learn is by seeing, hearing and doing.  There is NO online portion or video games to this training course. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and much more. (This class meets the Chicopee Police Dept. resident requirements for applying for their License to Carry Permit.)

(This Class is taught by retired/veteran police officers)

 Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts & Connecticut General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns (To learn safe gun handling). If these guns are handled improperly, there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate and a Certificate of Completion to apply to many other states . This course exceeds the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

Intermediate Level Pistol Course

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The course will consist of the following topics and essential skills which require approx. 200-300 rounds of pistol ammunition: 

Range Safety, Legal issues, Proper Stances, Proper Grip, Proper Sight Alignment, Proper Sight picture, Proper Trigger Control, Proper Breath control, Clearing Firearm Malfunctions, Multiple shots at multiple Targets, Tactical Reloading, Administrative Reloading, Increasing your accuracy at different distances, Shooting while properly moving forward, laterally and backwards, Failure Drills, One hand shooting (Strong side/ Support side), Shooting from concealment, Shooting different types of targets.

  • All courses of fire will be from 0 – 15 yards. All participants must fill out an application prior to class.  Class size is limited. 

 

  • Participants MUST bring their Active License To Carry (Must have an active pistol permit. NO EXCEPTIONS) and other items as follows:

 

  •  Eye Protection (Safety Glasses), Baseball style hat, Ear Protection, Dress appropriately for the weather, Their Firearm they wish to shoot. .22cal-.45 ACP and Ammunition for their firearm.

Stay Prepared, Stay Safe

Gun related deaths! The Truth!

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Robert Göltl

February 16 at 7:09am

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths

So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.

This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.

Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?
• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths
• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)

Now it gets good:
• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!

• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So what is the point? If Obama and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides……Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple.:
Taking away guns gives control to governments.

The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”

Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”