Gun safety courses Woburn are the first things you need to consider taking and completing when you want to apply for a license to carry. These courses are designed not only to educate you on how to use and store firearms but they also familiarize you with the gun safety laws in Massachusetts. The primary purpose of these courses is to improve gun safety. When submitting an application for an LTC, you will be required to submit a certificate that shows you completed the gun safety courses. Other than that, there are a number of other qualifications that you need to satisfy.
Be a resident of Massachusetts
When applying for an FID Ma or LTC, it is imperative that you be a resident of Massachusetts. All lawful residents, regardless of their official citizenship are eligible for the license to carry Ma. For the non-residents, there are certain provisions that allow them to apply for the gun license but on temporary basis. The application for the gun license by the non-residents has to be made for specific purposes. If you are a non-resident and need a license to carry, you need to visit the local police department first. Here, you will be informed of your options.
Have a positive criminal record
How is your criminal record? This is the question you should ask yourself even before you start taking the gun safety courses Woburn. Your record doesn’t need to be absolutely clean but there are several limitations. The laws of Massachusetts are very clear. No gun license will be issued to anyone that has been convicted of any crime that is described in the list below:
- Violent crime
- Misdemeanor that is punishable by a prison time of more than 2 years
- Misdemeanor crimes involving domestic violence
- Certain crimes that are related to the use of controlled substances
- Certain crimes that are related to gun or ammunition possession, sale or distribution
If any of the above apply to you, it is important that you read the full text of the Massachusetts’ gun laws carefully. You should then consult an attorney for help if you really need an FID or LTC.
Free of mental disability and other health limitations
Nobody that has been committed to a hospital for mental illness, alcohol/ substance abuse or one with a guardian appointed on the basis of mental incapacity can hold a gun license. There are, however, certain exceptions if the applicant provides findings from a doctor attesting to his/her condition no longer existing.
Any applicant applying for an LTC, even if they have completed gun safety courses Woburn, must be over the age of 21 years. Persons apply for an FID Ma must be over the age of 15 and with permission from a parent or guardian. Applicants older than 18 years can apply for the FID without any parental consent.
Suitable to carry gun license
Last but not least, the applicant has to be suitable to carry gun license. Determination on whether you are suitable or not are left to the chief of police and is based on reliable and credible information.