There are some towns in Ma. that require from 2 – 5  letters of reference/  ‘recommendation’ when you apply for a class ‘A’ LTC.  As mentioned, this is on a town by town basis, *many towns do not ask for these letters even though they can. If you are applying for an FID card this will not be asked of you, and is stated on the application that it is not required.  If you are asked to produce letters of recommendation my advice to your friends is to keep it short and to the point. Only people Not related to you can write these.  This is an example/template letter to follow: ………

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9 Responses to “Gun Sense # 33, Character/Reference Letter, or “Letter of Recommendation” for LTC in Ma..”

  • Kevin says:

    Hi Mark – do I need to request a letter of recommendation from someone in MA or can it be from any state?

  • Mark Shean says:

    Any state or any country for that matter, they do not need to have a gun license for you to use them.

  • Kevin says:

    Great, thanks! If I completed my safety course in December 2015, is that still valid?

  • Mark Shean says:

    Yes it is still valid, but if your police dept. ‘pretends’ that it is not, just ask the instructor to give you a newly dated certificate. If you know people that need the class show them my website.

  • Beth says:

    How long should someone writing a letter of recommendation have known you for ?

  • Mark Shean says:

    There is no stipulation on that.

  • Jay says:

    Does anyone know if i can write my wife a recommendation letter in the state of massachusetts ? And can her brother that also carries write one too ?

  • Mark Shean says:

    Hi Jay, In Gun Sense #33 It clearly states that these letters can not be written by people Related to you. Take a closer look at #33.

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