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Concealed Carry


NOTE: (*After you receive your license, I can give you a familiarization shooting class with the gun(s) you bought so that you feel comfortable with it/them).

Why I DO NOT have you shoot in the initial class; 

 *In a nutshell, it is a waste of your time and extra money, read on… 

I have an educated, common sense theory as to why the state has not made shooting mandatory for the state certification (so far). The course is carefully titled Basic Firearm Safety with emphasis on thebasic, it covers gun laws and safety aspects. You do not want to run afoul of the gun laws in Ma., that is a point of the course.  The main reason I believe that shooting is not required can be summed up in one very big word, liabilityThe police are extremely careful about who will receive that little plastic gun license, they do an extensive background check before they will hand it out. Someone may be a felon. No one has done a background check on the people I initially see, that certainly is NOT my job.  I would not want to put guns into the hands of a felon who may only want to steal the firearm(s) and ammunition, endangering  me or anyone else at a range. That is number 1, my safety, call me selfish OK………….

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

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8 Responses to “Gun Sense #21, Shooting not Mandated? Why I do not have you shoot.”

  • Ricky says:

    Hello Mark, Great website! I have been confused about the Ma. gun laws and this site has started to clear up quite a bit of that confusion. It is obvious that you have been doing this for awhile. Thanks for all your insight, I will send your link to my friends! NOTE: Thanks Ricky, This is exactly why I created the ‘Gun Sense’ series. MS

  • Arthur says:

    Hi Mark! Thanks for all your help, I got my LTC in large part because of your help. I think your blog is great, I pass your name on to my friends all the time, have a great summer! Art. NOTE:Your more than welcome, I knew you would get it Art, have a nice summer yourself. MS

  • Dennis says:

    Great site, Valid point, most Americans do own or have had contact with the use of firearms. I will bookmark this website and return often! NOTE:Come anytime Dennis, MS

  • Trudy says:

    Hello , What you wrote about liability makes the most sense Mark. I grew up with guns in the house and went shooting with my father and brothers when I was young, but I still need to get my license, I will be in touch. NOTE: Whenever you would like Trudy, available dates are posted on my ‘Class Info’ page. MS

  • Steven says:

    Yo ! I think your correct on this issue Mark. Coming from a rational (not left wing) angle why would the state set them selves up for law suits? Im with you! Keep up the good articles, will look forward to reading more. NOTE: Thank you for your comments. MS

  • Gary S. says:

    Hello Mark, I have looked over Chapter 140 MGL and can not find anywhere that it says you can not have ammo in your gun safe or with your stored guns were ever you keep them. But that being said, I can not find anywhere where it says that you can keep them together either………….what is one to think?

    NOTE: Your correct Gary on both counts, Ma. gun laws can be foggy, my advice is that if it does not explicitly say you can store them together, then DO NOT assume you can store them together, err on the side of caution in Ma. The police will always win the argument of what they perceive to be right whether they are actually correct or not, do not push the envalope, store guns and ammo seperately. MS

  • John Lambert says:

    Interested in the course in order to get my license. Just moved to Plymouth a month ago. Retired Military 1996. age 61.
    live at 70 Welton dr Plymouth Ma.

  • Mark Shean says:

    Hi John, Please look at the home page, follow the directions there and you can easily set up your class. Thank you.

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