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    What do I list as a reason on my Massachusetts application for a license to carry? It says it could be one of three reasons. Carrying large amounts of cash, threats against your life, or a dangerous profession. I do not fall in any of those categories. I do have a clean background. Just don't know what to list as a reason except that I have a right under the constitution of the United States of America. I have heard that the chief of police in my town is very very strict on permits. Can anyone help guide me???

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    The reason I put down on mine and have advised friends who have done the same is "for all lawful purposes"

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    All lawful purposes is the correct answer, but it is very important to find out what color your community is. Please look at NorthEast Shooters.com where you will find a listing in the forums showing how your community is rated. Green means LTC-A's w/o restrictions are issued, Red if for very difficult to obtain unrestricted (no CCW), Black means almost impossible to obtain a LTC-A, and Blue = still waiting feedback Orange = conflicting info/experiences. Do your homework and be abdolutely truthful!! Your first application can haunt you for life. Even if you never move, a new Police Chief or licensing officer can cause legal problems to deny you your rights. You may need to seek a firearms atty who specializes in LTC applications because some towns ask for more than the what the law states. Good luck my friend.

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    All lawful purposes, or unrestricted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Garrity View Post
    What do I list as a reason on my Massachusetts application for a license to carry? It says it could be one of three reasons. Carrying large amounts of cash, threats against your life, or a dangerous profession. I do not fall in any of those categories. I do have a clean background. Just don't know what to list as a reason except that I have a right under the constitution of the United States of America. I have heard that the chief of police in my town is very very strict on permits. Can anyone help guide me???
    The from itself after this particular question gives you three blank lines to give your answer. I echo what the other posters answered. Don't offer extra information, but still answer the question.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

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    Use for all lawful purposes. Its what the cop in my town said to use.

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    We have a similar problem in some counties in NY. I've had mine so long, I don't remember exactly what I stated on my application, but more recently I had a friend apply and receive his unrestricted permit. He stated he was a law abiding citizen, with no arrests or convictions. He also stated that he goes to auctions in various areas of the county and in the City of Buffalo, and while there has cash on his person. He was approved on his first go-round.

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    I guess if you recite the 2nd Amendment they will first laugh, then stamp the word TERRORIST on your Application. G-d BLESS TEXAS, all they ask if you've ever been convicted of a crime !

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    First thing I would do is move out of commie Mass. into a more firearm friendly state but in all seriousness I would do as others suggest "All lawful purposes" or "personal protection".
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
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    Amazing. Living in VT and sharing a border with Mass, it's like night and day. I carry all the time in VT, many people do. But if I so much as cross the change in pavement line, common between states, I am automatically in jail for a minimum of 1 year. But if I'm with a teenage secretary and drive off a bridge and then leave her to drown, I get elected to the senate for life. Is there something wrong with this picture??

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