As a former MA resident (grew up next door to you in Springfield) I can tell you that your right to carry is based on the whim of whoever is sitting in the seat as your chief of police. unfortunately they don't have to have any rational reason to grant you (or not grant) anything they want. I live in a shall issue state now and life is far better, believe me. i would love to come home to the commonwealth one day capable of carrying my daily CCH with no fear of going to jail for the rest of my life but that day seems very far off. I concur with an earlier reply, ask why, can't hurt to just ask...worst case scenario they take away your already very limited LTC. best of luck to you!
First, go to this website for MA Gun Owners Action League GOAL Link Removed and this will tell you what you need to know about obtaining an unrestricted Class A LTC. There are even tips on writing a letter to your Chief Of Police. I would definitely write him / her and appeal and let them know why. Second, join GOAL! I think the Chief in Chicopee is good about issuing unrestricted LTC's. Down here on the Cape, the Chief's in the different towns are very good about issuing unrestricted Class A LTC's. Good luck and keep us posted.
I can't speak on this one from personal experience, but I recall reading in a previous discussion thread here that some areas of Massachusetts may lift restrictions when you apply for a permit renewal.