General Information

Effective June 1, 1998, all new firearm license applicants must complete a certified firearms safety course or Basic Hunter Education Course
 
The new law creates two types of licenses to carry (LTC)
CLASS "A" LTC: Permits the purchase, possession and carrying of all ammunition, handguns, rifles, shotguns and feeding devices (both large and non-large capacity). This is the only license that allows the carrying of concealed handguns-either loaded or unloaded.
 
CLASS "B" LTC: Permits the purchase, possession and carrying of all ammunition, non-large capacity handguns, and all rifles and shotguns (large and non-large capacity).
 
Class "A" and Class "B" License to Carry (LTC) Information
Your current LTC will be valid until its stated expiration date. New applicants must be 21 years of age or older to obtain a Class "A" or Class "B" permit. New applicants must complete a Mass. Certified Firearms Safety Course or a Basic Hunter Education Course. Class "A" and "B" LTC cost $100.00 and are valid for 6 years.
 
Firearms Identification (FID) Cards
The new FID card permits the purchase, possession and carrying of NON-LARGE CAPACITY RIFLES, SHOTGUNS and AMMUNITION ONLY. You must be at least 18 years old (or 15 - 17 years old with parental consent) to apply for an FID card. The fee for an FID card is $100.00 and it is valid for 6 years. New applicants must complete a Mass. approved Firearms Safety Course or a Basic Hunter Education Course. A restricted FID card is available solely for the possession of mace or pepper spray. Applicants for the restricted FID are exempt from the education requirement. Cost for a restricted FID is $25.00 with no renewal fee.