Originally Posted by rurak
So here I go ..... my wife and I have a night without our daughter. We planned to go to the range. I've had my eye on a S&W Governor for a while and the range has one in stock. Perfect! We will buy the Governor and they will waive the range fee! Should be an awesome night right????? Think again!!!! The lovely state of Massachusetts enacted a law saying I need a pin # instead of my fingerprint to buy a firearm. Of course the state office is closed that gives you your pin. I never got anything in the mail saying i needed to do anything different. Thanks for ruining my ****ing plans Massachusetts ....... end rant
This in news to me and I don't miss much. You'll need to post a link to the law change.
You were given a pin number when you got your license. You are supposed to keep it on you at all times in the event that finger printing doesn't work. Which happens often, scanners crash, break and sometimes just plain don't work. Some people are supposed to use the pin rather than fingerprints (usually law enforcement or military with special clearance). If this is the case for you, you should have been informed.
It is likely that the range just doesn't use the fingerprint scanner. Many FFLs use the pins for simplicity often times the fingerprint scanner takes multiple tries or the FFL just doesn't know how to set it up.
Unless you can find the link to the law change, you should just assume you were fed a line of BS.
I do understand your aggravation though. You should get used to it. You will have many more aggravating moments revolving around guns and living in the state of Massachusetts.