It took me about 8 weeks to get mine back.
No more "all lawful purposes", now it says "RESTRICTION: NONE"
I just received my application today for non-res MA permit. They've changed the app and now make you appear in person in Chelsea. Great.
You have to go to Chelsea now? What if you lived far away but commuted here every so often? How would this work? I feel for ya man! Best of luck, let us know how it goes.
I just got mine renewed a couple weeks back and nothing was mentioned to me about going in person for future renewals. I'm sure though, when I renew I'll get the "new" appl.
By mailing in the appl., it usually took like 2 months or a little longer. I'm wondering how long it will take now the new way? This is all done by appointment also, correct??
Maybe I'll bring up an application online to see what it looks like. Thnx. for the info.!
capo, "from living far away and having to have to go in person"........like You have said before, that's MA. again trying to deter people from getting their license's. They will do anything to piss people off to the point that it'll be not worht it to get a license in MA. Just make things more difficult.
It’s crazy how they do things here. For a resident we need to do the following...
1) Pick up an application from local PD
2) Take a class that the state will recognize as actually being a "class"
3) Make an appointment with your local PD for a meeting, more like an interrogation if you ask me...
4) Pay $100 to the PD, which is non-refundable even if you don't get your permit
5) Wait a long time to see if you even get a permit (it may not even be the one you applied for because they can deny you or knock you down as the chief sees fit)
6) Go to purchase a firearm....get back round checked alllllllll over again....and then get your firearm
And they want to make this tougher???????
Yeahhhhhhhhh I highly doubt a criminal follows that process or even is aware that there is a process....keep thinking this works PRMA...
What I meant to ask on my last statement was, what is the current procedure for a MA. res.? Have you always mailed your new/renewal appl to Chelsea or have you always mailed it to your local police dept.?
In which case now, a MA. res. has to BRING it to their local dept. OR state for a new/renewal and not mail it.
I am not 100% sure on this. Do you have the Non-Res application? I am hoping it says it on there.
From what you said there....I believe you will need a Permit from MD.....Maybe ask your police chief if there is anything he can do? You never know....however, I don't think you would get far, depends on if he is pro 2A in my opinion
Still trying to get an answer on this issue of whether or not I need a permit from Maryland. I have two permits from neighboring MA states! Come on!
Welcome to the PRMA process...nothing is clear and cut. Do you have a MA application? If so I am sure there is some number on there to call. I honestly don't know how it works for NON-RES since I never have dealt with the process before. PRMA has a very confusing system. Best of luck to you and keep us updated.