Waiting

Discussion in 'Massachusetts Gun Forum' started by Danothemano, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Danothemano

    Danothemano New Member

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    How long does it take to get your FID after applying. My wife and I both have been waiting for almost two months. We are law abiding citizens with no criminal background.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Wait times on everything have been extended lately. Typically the wait on a firearms license is about a month and a half. If you haven't been back in touch with your licensing officer I would make a call. It shouldn't take too much longer.
     

  3. Danothemano

    Danothemano New Member

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    My wife just received her LTC with no restrictions today. I applied a week behind. It has been about nine weeks since her application.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    Is wait another week. There may be a felon with the same name as you or something that is slowing things down. I actually just went through a delay on a purchase of a 10/22. The ffl told me its ridiculous and that I should apply for a special file with the feds. Things are just all screwed up right now.
     
  5. SendIt66

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    Waits are ridiculous. Tons of people are lined up to get their LTC. My rod & gun club holds the classes and they are always packed with people on the waiting list.

    10 weeks from application to receipt is not uncommon.
     
  6. Mason609

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    Kinda curious here...

    What city/town do you live in?
     
  7. Mason609

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    I got mine in about a week. From the time I took my safety course, to the time I had my LTC in my hands... 9 days.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    In my area its 6 weeks is typical.
     
  9. Mason609

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    Where's that?
     
  10. Danothemano

    Danothemano New Member

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    We live in Plymouth.
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Massachusetts
     
  12. Mason609

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    I figured that. But where?

    I first got mine in Sandwich. I moved to Quincy after I came back from Iraq, and it was time to renew, so I did the change of address at the same time.

    It took longer to get an appointment with the Licensing Official than it did to get it placed in my hands - about 2 weeks for the appointment and about a week til I got the new license.
     
  13. SendIt66

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    It was only 2 weeks for me in Oxford back in 2002. Friends of mine just got theirs in Dudley. His came in about 9 weeks and hers in 11. Both Oxford and Spencer, where I live now seem a bit more reasonable than was Dudley.

    Since the local authorities have a bit of latitude, I suspect some just sit on the paperwork until they feel like getting to it.
     
  14. Mason609

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    One friend of mine that lives in Quincy got his in 2 weeks - this was a month ago.

    Another friend that lives in Melrose is still waiting for his, and he submitted everything over a month ago.