License to Carry

MA License to Carry (Suitable or Unsuitable)

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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.

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MA/ CT LIVEFIRE License to Carry (LTC) a Pistol Safety Course 10/28, 11/04 & 11/18/2018 (Nov. & Dec. classes special $85.00

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This course is 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)

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 many 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.

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Sept & Oct Live Fire & Non-Live Fire License to Carry Course

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Live Fire & Non-Live Fire License to Carry Course

Sept 16, 30, 2018 & October 13, 21 & 28, 2018

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. It is hands on. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and many more. (The Live Fire 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, self-defense laws etc.. 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 unintentional 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, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

You will also learn all the above in our Non-Live Fire course, however you will not conduct any live fire exercises in the afternoon.

 

If interested you can register for the courses on our website at http://www.ssdtacticaltraining.com

$50 MA Non-Live-Fire Firearms Safety Course 08/03/2018

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AUGUST SPECIAL!  

On Friday August 3, 2018 6pm-approx. 9:30pm our Massachusetts License to Carry Pistol Permit course IS ONLY $50.00.  You can pay your $25 deposit HERE. The balance would need to be paid in cash the night of the class.

This course will give you the ability to apply for your Massachusetts License to Carry a pistol. When you get your Massachusetts LTC you’ll be able to carry in Vermont, New Hampshire and in Maine. This is NOT a live fire training course. 

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

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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

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!

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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