Skip to comments.NRA: Massachusetts ‘abusing’ citizens by slow-walking gun license approval
Posted on 12/02/2013 6:46:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
A National Rifle Association affiliate says Massachusetts is "abusing" law-abiding citizens by delaying the issuance of firearm licenses beyond the time frame outlined by state law.
The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL), which represents 16,000 members in Massachusetts and is the official state affiliate of the NRA, reports that many people applying for licenses have been experiencing long delays.
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How can that be?
Carefully planned and orchestrated “govt incompetence” that has no face or name that can be charged with a crime. Cowards deny constitutional rights through back doors since they know the front door takes too much work and is certain to fail.
If you want fast gun walking, you have to go to the Mexican border, Syria, Libya, ...
Bookmark. Gonna probably need GOAL’s assistance soon, as I want to get myself an 870 Express, and my town is horrifically liberal.
I fear you are correct. The NRA is doing a great job winning skirmishes, but, the Marxists/fascists control every major cultural institution, nearly all K-12 schools and colleges and universities, and the arts and media. These Marxist run institutions are pumping out anti-gun propaganda every day.
Every day in schools are teaching children that guns are evil. Eventually, these kids will vote.
That the rights to life and liberty are “unalienable” is a meaningless statement if the means to secure those rights are slow-walked into oblivion. A government which sees its function as depriving citizens of the means to protect their lives and liberty has ceased to be a legitimate government.
There's two parts to the slowdown process. The first is your town, and the second is the State.
It took me close to 4 months for a renewal when I moved to a new town. The town seemed OK with it, but I wondered. Later, I found out on further inquiry that the holdup was at the State Police "colonel" office where fingerprint records were reviewed against some criminal database. Maybe GOAL knows what their current processing time is this year. The problem wasn't at the town level.
I have a 70+ year old buddy in Mass. who has been denied the right to purchase any firearms whether they be handgun or longgun. His crime was being caught in a car at 18 or so years old with some friends who had some pot. He hasn’t even had a parking ticket since.
I live in Jersey which is pretty bad but at least we do get to purchase.
This is what happens when underfunding occurs in the bureaucracy that is designed to give you a license to exercise a Constitutional right.
At least we don’t need a license to speak yet. By the time I received it, at my age I’d have forgotten what I was going to say.
Your post is Exhibit A as to why the felony rules need to be modified. Anyone who has served their time should be able to exercise all of their rights.
If they cannot be trusted to own a gun, they likely should not be walking the streets.
DMV is normally a curse, but where I come from, Forsyth county in Georgia, it used to be that if you had to wait more than 15 minutes for your drivers license renewal you didn’t pay. I think we have the best DMV in Georgia. (Fulton county on the other hand...)
They need to implement something like that in MA - if you don’t get it on time, all fees are waived.