Mass. non resident ccw permit


g30sheepdog

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I live in Southern Oregon and have had my Oregon C.H.L. for almost 20 years. I have family in Maine and visit them quite often. I will be starting the non resident process for both Maine and N.H ccw permits soon.

My question is this: Does anybody have any experience in getting, or attempting to get, a non resident permit from Mass? :laugh:

Ok, I will give you a few minuets to stop laughing.:sarcastic: But really, I have read that they can issue them to non residents. Does anybody have any experience in dealing with that states ccw process?
 

It can be done...i havent done it...

but some info for you:

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Its $100 (non-refundable) for a 1 year license...and you have to pick it up in person. You want a CLass A license..as a Class B is for mace type products.
 
I'm a resident here in MA. Here is the link to the PDF form for application. I did not have any issues with my LTC here. I know and get along with/have respect of local LE here in town so normal course of certification and checks were performed with no issues so I was issued Class A LTC w/ no restrictions. In other towns here in MA, especially closer to cities like Worcester and Boston, it’s much harder. FID card here is a shall issue license, Class B and Class A are May issue licenses. It’s up to the issuing official. Chief of police of the town in which you reside. The PDF has the restrictions and the requirements needed. Good Luck. Let me know how you make out..

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Thanks for the speedy info. I will check into that as soon as i can.

Also, does anybody have any idea when another "Thune" style national ccw repicrication bill will be offered up again? I know the last one almost passed in July of this year and I am eager to see another attempt soon.

Passing something like that would make things so much easier.
 
Ok, I'll bite. If you have your Oregon CCW, why all the non-resident ones?

Oregon doesnt honor anybody elses permits. So the number of other states recipricating is very low. I think only like a dozen states honor my permit. And the states that do honor my permit are not states that i ever travel to.
I would like to get the Utah permit but unfortunately for me, neither Maine, N.H, or Mass honor the Utah permit. So I have to go the long way around and obtain each friggin one.:angry: It sucks.
I long for the day that ccw permits are treated like drivers licenses and are good everywhere.
 
Oregon doesnt honor anybody elses permits. So the number of other states recipricating is very low. I think only like a dozen states honor my permit. And the states that do honor my permit are not states that i ever travel to.
I would like to get the Utah permit but unfortunately for me, neither Maine, N.H, or Mass honor the Utah permit. So I have to go the long way around and obtain each friggin one.:angry: It sucks.
I long for the day that ccw permits are treated like drivers licenses and are good everywhere.

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NH does honor UT but not ME or MA.

Since you're traveling in that NE area...you may as well get CT permit as well. Only CT will cover you in CT.
 
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NH does honor UT but not ME or MA.

Since you're traveling in that NE area...you may as well get CT permit as well. Only CT will cover you in CT.

Yeah I thought about looking into the CT permit too but I usually dont travel that far south when I am on the east coast so I will prolly pass on that one.

And as far as NH honoring the Utah permit that is true, but they only honor them from Utah residents. I think Maine is the same way in not honoring non resident permits. So im kinda stuck obtaining a small collection of ccw permits. It drives me crazy. :wacko:

Maybe I could talk my family into moving into a state that honors my Oregon C.H.L. :sarcastic: That would make things easier. ha ha ha!
 
YOUR question/s for NON-Resident is in the MA. state thread here in this forum. Plenty of answer's there...check it out.
 
Maine honors only three states, all of which issue only to residents: Delaware, South Dakota, and Louisiana. (Figure that one out.) Maine does issue non-resident permits, and they're not hard to get, but they don't help in the east except in Delaware.

Oddly, New Hampshire and Maine don't honor each other's permits.
 
I have permits for NH and Maine....Florida too....all were fairly easy to get.

Mass....my birth state is problematic to say the least for any non-resident....tough for residents nearly impossible for non-residents unless you really know people and/or you have some super legit reason for it.....business etc.

Personally I wouldn't hold much hope for you....if you have luck let group know it would be interesting to hear.

I border NY and same issues with that state....getting a permit is hard if not impossible for non-residents....and then you have to deal with NYC permits on top of it.

cheers

Dave
 
I have permits for NH and Maine....Florida too....all were fairly easy to get.

Mass....my birth state is problematic to say the least for any non-resident....tough for residents nearly impossible for non-residents unless you really know people and/or you have some super legit reason for it.....business etc.

Personally I wouldn't hold much hope for you....if you have luck let group know it would be interesting to hear.

I border NY and same issues with that state....getting a permit is hard if not impossible for non-residents....and then you have to deal with NYC permits on top of it.

cheers

Dave

Yeah Ive been making some calls and talking with others about it and I dont think its worth the headache or the risk of paying the non refundable fee to only be denied. Im just going to grab the Maine and N.H. and call it good. Maybe the Utah too just because that will cover me in Washington state. Thanks for all the info.

How long did it take you to get your Maine and N.H.? Was it as simple as i sounds?
 
Yeah Ive been making some calls and talking with others about it and I dont think its worth the headache or the risk of paying the non refundable fee to only be denied. Im just going to grab the Maine and N.H. and call it good. Maybe the Utah too just because that will cover me in Washington state. Thanks for all the info.

How long did it take you to get your Maine and N.H.? Was it as simple as i sounds?

both Maine and NH took about the same amount of time....approximately 90days or so....florida was longer though they were more repsonsive to inquiries about status etc.

Good Luck

Dave
 
I have permits for NH and Maine....Florida too....all were fairly easy to get.

Mass....my birth state is problematic to say the least for any non-resident....tough for residents nearly impossible for non-residents unless you really know people and/or you have some super legit reason for it.....business etc.

Personally I wouldn't hold much hope for you....if you have luck let group know it would be interesting to hear.

I border NY and same issues with that state....getting a permit is hard if not impossible for non-residents....and then you have to deal with NYC permits on top of it.

cheers

Dave

NY does not issue non-res permits at all... I have a family summer home in Lewis County and it's a no...Live in MA
 
All this crap of having to get multiple permits really sucks. :wacko: We are so overdue for passing a national ccw reciprication law. I long for that day. Ahh the freedom it would bring.
 
All this crap of having to get multiple permits really sucks. :wacko: We are so overdue for passing a national ccw reciprication law. I long for that day. Ahh the freedom it would bring.

All states honor my license to operate a motor vehicle, and they have been proven to be more deadly than firearms in most situations... I agree that there should be one registry for firearms ownership, with Just the level of "Yes I have one and yes I keep it with me". The rest of the stuff should be taken care of by a board made up of elected officials who simply monitor that no one is abusing their right to bear arms. None of this “what type of firearm can be had in what state”, “how many rounds in the magazine” BS... A Self monitoring system of firearms owners whose charter is to make sure that the God Given Right is not being abused by people intent on using firearms for crime or infringing on the rights of others. Period... KIS (Keep It Simple) Method... Thoughts and opinions are welcome…
 
All states honor my license to operate a motor vehicle, and they have been proven to be more deadly than firearms in most situations... I agree that there should be one registry for firearms ownership, with Just the level of "Yes I have one and yes I keep it with me". The rest of the stuff should be taken care of by a board made up of elected officials who simply monitor that no one is abusing their right to bear arms. None of this “what type of firearm can be had in what state”, “how many rounds in the magazine” BS... A Self monitoring system of firearms owners whose charter is to make sure that the God Given Right is not being abused by people intent on using firearms for crime or infringing on the rights of others. Period... KIS (Keep It Simple) Method... Thoughts and opinions are welcome…

A central registry that keeps track of everyone that owns a firearm? That sounds like an anti-2d Amendment dream come true.

As for the elected officials that make sure nobody is abusing their right, I saw a post by someone that says that carrying in a glovebox is stupid and shouldn't be legal. I think it is fine and in fact think you should be able to carry anywhere you want in your vehicle. Who decides which one is abusing their right? Do you know that the 1st amendment protects both Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" and Joe Smut's latest bit of pornography? Since it is a 'right' nobody gets to decide how it is exercised. We may not like or agree with how they exercise it but if we deny someone's right to do something we hate we're defenseless when then go after something we think is just fine since the precedent has been made.

The thing is we've been on the defensive so long about our rights that we've decided that if we offer to self-govern or limit we'll be more palatable to the anti-gun forces. The truth is we'll never satisfy a group that is intent on total disarmament of the civilian population and all forms of self-government will only make their job easier in the long run.
 
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All states honor my license to operate a motor vehicle, and they have been proven to be more deadly than firearms in most situations... I agree that there should be one registry for firearms ownership, with Just the level of "Yes I have one and yes I keep it with me". The rest of the stuff should be taken care of by a board made up of elected officials who simply monitor that no one is abusing their right to bear arms. None of this “what type of firearm can be had in what state”, “how many rounds in the magazine” BS... A Self monitoring system of firearms owners whose charter is to make sure that the God Given Right is not being abused by people intent on using firearms for crime or infringing on the rights of others. Period... KIS (Keep It Simple) Method... Thoughts and opinions are welcome…

Following the "k.i.s.s." (keep it simple stupid) concept, at this point in the game I would think mandating state reciprocity, like they do for drivers licenses, would seem to be the easiest route to take. I think Senator Thunes' attempt in July of this year was a good idea and it was close to passing I believe. Just 2 votes shy I think. His bill was simple and right to the point.

I’m eager to see when the next attempt will be made at passing something like that. Especially after the s.c.o.t.u.s. hears the Chicago handgun- ban case. If that goes in our favor I’m hoping it will give us the momentum to get something like national reciprocity to pass the next time around.

Anybody have any idea of when another attempt at passing a reciprocity bill might be made?
 
Following the "k.i.s.s." (keep it simple stupid) concept, at this point in the game I would think mandating state reciprocity, like they do for drivers licenses, would seem to be the easiest route to take. I think Senator Thunes' attempt in July of this year was a good idea and it was close to passing I believe. Just 2 votes shy I think. His bill was simple and right to the point.

I’m eager to see when the next attempt will be made at passing something like that. Especially after the s.c.o.t.u.s. hears the Chicago handgun- ban case. If that goes in our favor I’m hoping it will give us the momentum to get something like national reciprocity to pass the next time around.

Anybody have any idea of when another attempt at passing a reciprocity bill might be made?

considering the current administration....and the liberal congress to boot:wacko:....I doubt anything will happen with gun laws that would be considered positive within this group. Best we can hope for is that they do nothing...honestly I would be happy with just that.

Dave
 

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