Even living in Taxachusetts I would have thought that the Mini I have had for close to 25 years would be grandfathered in somehow but to my surprize the gun monkey (It's a term of endearment)at my favorite shop tells me I have to upgrade my license in order to legally keep it. We here in MA have to grovel at the feet of the issuing officer to get ANY permit and he is not even returning my calls. I'm thinking on getting an attorney but am uncertain if it will cause me more trouble. I'm a good guy but the descretion is the issuing agents only and is based on whim only. If he doesn't like the cut of your jib than your not getting one. Looks like the Mini-14 is gonna be planted in a PVC pipe somewhere for a rainy day.. I guess I'm just whining because I in such a sucky restrictive State. Myabe I will just take a ride down the police station and just handit over.