License to carry Woburn is awarded to any Massachusetts resident who wishes to possess a firearm legally. The license is usually issued at the local police department. However, it is important to understand that not everyone who applies for the license to carry ends up getting the license. There are so many things that are considered. All this is done to increase gun safety.
Gun safety certificate
The first thing every applicant is required to have is the gun safety certificate. This is the certificate you get after successfully completing the gun safety courses Woburn. The courses are offered by both the local police departments and private companies. You need to ensure that you are taking the course in an accredited training institution. The good news is that the courses only take a few hours. You mostly learn about firearm safety, firearm laws in Massachusetts and how to use, store and carry a firearm. The certificate you receive at the end of the course has to be attached to your application for an LTC Woburn.
Licenses in Massachusetts
The license you end up getting will depend on your age. There are two main types of firearm licenses that are available in Woburn; FID (Firearm Identification) and LTC (License to Carry). The FID is issued to persons between the age of 15 and 18. The FID card will enable you to purchase and possess non-large capacity rifles, shotguns and ammunition. You will also need the FID card if you wish to purchase self-defense spray and are under the age of 18.
The LTC Woburn will allow you to purchase and poses all large and non-large capacity firearms, shotguns, rifles and ammunition. The license also allows you to carry concealed handguns.
Before making an application for an LTC or FID, it is always good to consult with your local police department. They will help you understand what is required from you and what is available. It is also important to note that since January of 2015, the Class B LTC is no longer being issued.
For you to apply for the FID, you must be below the age of 18 and with parental permission. You must also have completed approved gun safety classes Woburn. The basic hunter education course is also accepted. The education requirement is not required if you only want to purchase self-defense spray.
The LTC Woburn is only issued to applicants who are over the age of 21. The applicant must also have completed approved gun safety courses Woburn or the basic hunter education course in Massachusetts.
The US citizens and the permanent resident aliens who reside in Massachusetts are eligible for the resident firearms licenses. The non-US citizens in Massachusetts with no permanent residents must apply for the Resident Alien Permit to Possess a Rifle or Shotgun. The non-residents of Massachusetts are required to obtain the non-resident, temporary LTC.
These are just the main points you need to understand about applying for the license to carry Woburn. There are more things that are considered and the final word rests with the chief of police.