GOAL's Massachusetts Law FAQ Page
Frequently Asked Questions
License to Carry - Firearm Ownership Questions
- How do I get a firearms license in Massachusetts? Everything you need to know to apply for your License to Carry
- How should I write a letter to my Chief for an LTC application? What you want to say, and don't!
- What should I do if I am denied my FID/LTC? Know your rights!
- Clarification of Reasons for Denial of an FID Card or LTC The most common disqualifications
- How does the licensing process work? See this .pdf flow chart of how your license is processed from initial application to issuance of license.
- Handgun Sales and Purchases by Massachusetts Residents What can I purchase, legally own, etc. ?
- What is the Large Capacity Weapons Roster? - See all the roster's here.
- MA Approved Roster - 501 CMR Info
- What do I do if my firearms are confiscated by the police? Read this page and protect your property!
- How do I go about replacing a lost or stolen FID/LTC card? Thanks to GOAL, there is no charge to replace your card!
- Storage and Transportation Requirements What you need to know before you hit the road!
- What should I do if I've moved?/Change of address form Moving within MA? Do this or lose your license!
- Information about inheriting firearms Does an inherited gun have to be on the "roster" ? NO!
- Traveling to or from MA with a firearm? FOPA protects you from state to state, and some states require no license, you still need to protect yourself, check this page before you leave
- Which states will honor my MA License? Some will, MA honors no other state's license!
- Where can I find out more about training? Lots of great courses!
- Going Hunting This Year? Check this information before you go!
- Handy Reference Chart for Some Massachusetts Gun Laws
- New Resident Info If you are a gun owner and are moving to, or have moved to MA, read this page!
- Does Massachusetts have a "Castle Doctrine" Law? Info about it here.
- Who are my legislators? Find them by zipcode, address, etc...
- How do I register to vote in Massachusetts? Don't miss the next voting day!
- How does an idea become law in MA? Great overview courtesy of the state of MA
- What is the best way to contact my legislator? How and what to write
- Not sure which legislative district you live in? Look it up here on this easy to use interactive map.
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