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After you receive you`re State Firearm Safety Certification the first thing you should know is that it will be a waste of your time if you go to the police station thinking that you can just walk in and fill out the gun permit application, 99% of police stations will send you away and tell you to make an appointment. So save your time by following these tips and good advice. It is not really an ‘Interview’ in the sense you might think, what they want is for you to fill out an application, they take your picture,  fingerprints, safety certification, and your $100…….

*Save anything/everything you give to the police by making copies for your records, ANYTHING!* Duplication is key!

Follow these 6 steps to successfully gain your LTC or FID……

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128 Responses to “Gun Sense #39, LTC Application/’Interview’ Process, Steps/Tips in Ma.”

  • CJ says:

    The above is not even remotely true I waited 10 months just to get mine denied. Then I appealed the decision and lost that too. One of there articles states if they haven’t denied you within 40 days they aren’t going to and that’s not true. The law is they must approve or deny you within 40 days but good luck fighting that after 40 days

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  • Mark Shean says:

    No, It is true, there must be more to this story than you’re letting on.

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  • chris says:

    I wanted to say that it took me 8 days from my interview until I got my LTC approved. I went on the 27th of November and it was issued on December 5th. I got it in the mail a few days later. Not to bad. Real quick.

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  • Mark Shean says:

    That’s amazing, what town?

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  • chris says:

    West Springfield

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Its strange, I suppose all the towns could do the same quick turnaround if they wanted, but would rather screw with good people instead……..

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  • Jean says:

    Hey mark…I’ve been waiting for about 6 months in a response now! I called the police station last week and they told me it’s still on it’s first stage I don’t understand because my application was on hold for a week because the chief wanted me to bring in a letter for employment because I put down future employment but when I was told it was on hold I personaly went to the station told the clerk that my situation changes that I want her to change the future employment to all lawful purposes so she did! Then I received a call a month after that from the same clerk stating that the chief viewed my application and they he needs an employment letter I told the clerk that I came in on this specific date and told you that I wanted her to change the Future employment to all lawful proposed and she said oh yes that’s right ok I’ll send it up but now they are giving me the run around what should I do?

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Call the Firearms Support Services in Chelsea Ma, 617-660-4780 or 4600
    tell them what’s going on.

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  • I relish, lead to I found exactly what I was taking a look for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
    Bye

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  • Jean says:

    Hey mark yes I spoke to someone from Chelsea ma! Didn’t give me alot of info but that Springfield is behind and takes their time and there is no cut off date for a denial that they can deny you whenever they want!

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  • Sal says:

    The law doesn’t require you to be employed to own a gun. God these MA a_holes are out of control.

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  • Mark Shean says:

    You are correct on both counts.

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  • Jean says:

    Hey mark! It’s been almost 8 months since I put in my ltc application I have been in and out the police station requesting information but they always give me the run aroun! I even asked to speak with the chief but they always tell me he’s out in the field and he will give me a call when he is available. What else should I do?

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Call The Firearms Record Bureau in Chelsea Ma. and ask them whats going on with your license application.

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  • Jean says:

    Hey mark yes I did give them a call last week and explained to them what’s going on all that was said is to go back down to the police station and keep requesting any feedback from the police station on the application and the clerk that works at the station is very ride and disrespectful every time I go down there she gives me attitude.

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  • Mark Shean says:

    They give attitude because they have forgotten who pays them………

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  • Jean says:

    Hey mark after 7 months of waiting I got denied once again this time for suitability!I know I can appeal it but I’m not trying get a lawyer is there a specific website in were they show me how to create an appeal form!?

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Read Gun Sense #13

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  • JEAN says:

    Yes I have read it!!!Is it bad to try to appeal it on my own or should I hire a lawyer?

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  • Mark Shean says:

    In your case, hire a lawyer.

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  • Stacie says:

    Hello,

    I went into the police station to have my interview and was told that I was all set and would just need to wait for my official card to come in. Now the sergeant is calling back saying he has additional follow up questions. Any ideas why and what they are going to ask now?

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  • Stacie Binette says:

    Hello,

    Hoping for some insight. I’ve interviewed with the Sergeant in my town and was told I was good to go and I would just need to wait for the official license. Then today he called and asked me to come in right then for additional questions. Any advice?

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  • Jason MacDonald says:

    Hello,

    So i used your website and am going in the morning to my interview in the morning. I know everyone tells me i will never get my LTC class A from Boston but i figured I have to try. So i want to share the letter i wrote.. I have to remove my employer name and some info but if it helps someone else that comes to your site i wanted to share it and say thanks to you for the information i found here…

    Dear Commissioner William Gross:

    I am currently applying for my class ‘A’ LTC and request it for all lawful purposes; as this would cover any contingency/reason that I would ever need for its use. I am a devoted family man to my wife and child, and as such must think of their protection. I pray that I would never be forced into a situation by a criminal(s) that would put the lives of my family and/or myself in jeopardy, so while I hope for the best, I would like to be prepared for the worst, wherever I may lawfully do so. I realize that there are bad people in the world that do not follow the laws of man nor God. As important as I know the job of the police is, I am not naive, I realize they cannot be everywhere at once and protect every citizen at all times.
    I currently work in the Information Technology field (COMPANY) . One of my job responsibilities is to setup Information Technology during Special events or during any mobile operations. This requires me to work at all hours of the day or night as I am assigned to (LOCATION) which as you know operates 24/7 – 365 days a year. Along with this responsibility that can put me anywhere in the city at any hour of the day or night. I am also responsible for (OTHER JOB DESCRIPTION). Because of these responsibilities I have thousand’s if not tens of thousands of dollars of equipment in my possession. I have included photos with this letter that show the equipment that I am responsible for and that has been and is in my possession. This is just a small sample of what is in my possession at any given time of day or night.
    While I strongly believe in and support the job of the police. I also understand that they cannot be everywhere all the time. I feel that because of my job and the equipment I have in my possession at any given time. It could put my family in harm’s way and therefore I feel strongly, that as the head of my household, the defense of my family is MY immediate duty and responsibility, and it falls to me first and foremost. Thank you, sir, for your attention to this matter as I humbly request the ability to legally protect myself and my family.
    Sincerely,

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  • John says:

    Listen man, MA is nearly impossible to obtain an LTC unless you are a complete boot-licker with connections to the department of the town you live in or are Jesus Christ himself.

    Unfortunately I was deemed “Unsuitable” yet again after passing backgrounds check after background check after 3 years of waiting to reapply in a DIFFERENTtown. I am a family man with no criminal record and work at one of the largest financial services firms in the world. Additional I have thousands of hours of range time and shoot regularly in New Hampshire, YA KNOW A REAL STATE. The second you cross over that border you are instantly free from this Nazi BS.

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Hello John, What town do you live in? I suspect it is a town under the umbrella of Boston or Springfield, am I correct?

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  • Jason MacDonald says:

    Well I never called in any favors; Didnt lick any boots. Just went to Boston Firearms Safety Training Center in Everett. Then went for my interview and used the Letter above. Went to my appointment at Moon Island shot 285 or 295 out of 310. I called Tuesday because its been awhile since Aug 21st when i first applied. I was informed both BPD and the State have approved my LTC and i am just waiting for the State to mail the license to BPD so they can mail it to me. I know everyone says it’s impossible but I did not do anything special. I applied have no criminal record and I am a responsible adult who has a family and a right to protect myself and my family. Not sure why others have a hard time but my experience was as easy as possible; honestly not sure how it could have been any easier. Good Luck Everyone who plans to apply and who have applied and are waiting also Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

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  • dan belfiore jr. says:

    hello, stupid question… do the local police require I fill out a whole new application for LTC or just the renewal page? I am renewing a LTC for the first time.

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  • Mark Shean says:

    Please read Gun Sense #39

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