More and more these days, I get calls from people who want me to assist them in obtaining a Massachusetts firearms license (gun permit,) or to represent them in an appeal of a permit denial they have received. Importantly, these aren’t people who have been accused of committing any crimes – they’re law-abiding citizens who want to legally carry a gun. Even more striking, the vast majority of these people have never carried any kind of firearm before.
Some who are reading this post this might think these people are suspicious types – ne’er do wells, uneducated people, or hunters. As a Massachusetts gun license lawyer, I can assure anyone: They’re not. In fact, the vast majority of them are educated, working people who never before though that they’d ever want to own a gun – but now they want to. What drives them to want this? Continue reading