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Concealed Carry


I will list some questions here that I have encountered in my Ma. classes, with answers. Also my #Gun Sense series may answer other questions.

Q: Do you give the Ma. state class for the LTC/FID license?

A: Yes, I have given the class since 2000, my son joined me in 2013, we travel all over the state* giving  the required class. Please go to my HOME page for details, where you schedule your own class.

Q: A Massachusetts friend wants to store a firearm(s) in my safe, is that legal?

A: If he has a gun license, and you have a gun license, yes you can, but the licenses have to cover the gun, if it is a handgun you both must have a LTC.

Q: When do you replace firearms?

A: On or before the expiration date stamped on the underside of the hammer……..

Q: What does ‘unrestricted’ mean in applying for LTC ?

A: It means for any Lawful purpose in how you utilize your firearm(s).

Q: In Massachusetts is it illegal to ride in a vehicle with a loaded weapon with a LTC with children in the car?

A: No, it must be under your Direct Control as outlined in G.S. #22. But you can not take it onto school property, read G.S. #35.

Q: In Ma. if I apply for a license to carry would my son being a police officer influence the decision in Ma?

To read this chapter in full, and any other articles in the Gun Sense series, it is available as an Ebook and a Paperback at Amazon under:
Gun Sense Massachusetts Gun Law Information and Common Sense Firearm Safety By Mark R. Shean Sr.

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13 Responses to “Gun Sense #31, Frequently Asked Questions”

  • Vic says:

    Hi! If you will – this answer:

    Q: Can I leave a firearm unattended in my motor vehicle?
    A. No, not under any circumstance.

    Seem to contradict to the answer key (Gun Sense #23, A.4). So – can a firearm be left unattended in a vehicle if in stored/kept condition (e.g., locked in a case)?

    Thanks! – and thank you very much for such an informative site!

  • Mark Shean says:

    Hi Vic, there is a lot of confusion on this. The best thing to do to clear it up is to contact the State Police as they are they ones that will give you a yes you can or no you can not answer. Please get back to me and let me know what they tell you. Thanks.

  • Mark Shean says:

    Hi Vic, I corrected that answer to N, I guess that slipped by me jumping from page to page doing this test, I had actually put T when it was a Y or N answer. My mistake, thanks for pointing that out.

  • I was just denied my LTC in MA the reason that was stated was I was untruthful on my application
    There was an incident over 20 years ago that I completely forgot about and the charges were dropped I have zero felonies but I just forgot to list the incident. I wasn’t untruthful just forgetful doesn’t someone have to prove I was untruthful and not accuse me of lying don’t they have to prove I was lying? What gives someone the right to judge me when they don’t know me? Can I fight this? Can I beat this?

  • Mark Shean says:

    Email me or contact me through the contact link Jeff.

  • Jeffrey Garrity says:

    Mark I can’t seem to find your email or contact link you can email me directly at

  • Lance Ferguson says:

    Is there any problems of mounting a car holster in vehicle. Like for instance mount holster under steering wheel or next to console so there would be quicker access if needed or just for the driving comfort. and i know of course not leave it in car unattended.

    thanks for any input.

  • Mark Shean says:

    No problem with that, it is within reach and under your direct control , read # 19 Gun Sense.

  • Daniel Montani says:

    Hi Mark,

    Question I couldn’t seem to find an answer to as far as storing guns and ammo, more specifically magazines. Are the storage laws as far as storing guns and magazines empty as well as ammo in original container for long term storage? Is it possible to keep a loaded magazine (locked in a container with, but not inside, the firearm) while you are home? Reason I ask is say in the event of someone breaking in you would have to open the container and load the magazine, insert it into the gun then chamber a round all while being burglarized. Seems a little crazy but I’m fairly new to mass gun laws. Thanks again for the help, this site is great.

    Dan Montani

  • Mark Shean says:

    Read #22 and #37 Gun Sense Dan. If you need you can call me.

  • Matt sermini says:

    Why am I not eligible to buy a firearm if I have obtained an FID but am not at the age of 18.

  • Mark Shean says:

    That is state law Matt, when you turn 18 you can buy rifles shotgun’s and ammo. How old are you now?

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