Re: REFORM GUN LAWS NOW.
posted at 12/19/2012 9:32 AM EST
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
There should be different levels of permits;
home self defense
carry permits, and the
highest level of collector enthusiasts
We currently have this in place in MA.
CLASS “A” LTC: Permits the purchase, possession and carrying of all ammunition, handguns, rifles, shotguns and feeding devices (both large* and non-large capacity). This is the only license that allows the carrying of concealed handguns-either loaded or unloaded.
CLASS “B” LTC: Permits the purchase, possession and carrying of all ammunition, non-large capacity handguns, and all rifles and shotguns (large* and non-large capacity).
FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION CARD (FID): Permits the purchase, possession and carrying of non-large capacity rifles, shotguns and ammunition only. Restricted FIDs are also available
solely for the possession of mace or pepper spray. Applicants for the restricted FID are exempt from the education requirement.
You need a license to hunt (believe this is true for every state).
Handgun licenses also have restrictions based on qualifications; for example I don't own guns but I do have a handgun license with the restriction: Sport and Target No Conceal Carry
Others who qualify in this state can get a Conceal Carry permit. Only certain people/professions qualify in this state. Doctors and lawyers, business owners, law enforcement officers to my knowledge.