I was talking to a fellow comrade from the people's republic of Massachusetts over in the New England Colonial Club in the WhereUfrom section of GT and our gun rights here are just down right embarrassing. There are way too many to get into unless I was writing a book but just to give you a brief taste of what we deal with on a daily basis please continue on and hopefully by the end you can sympathize with us a little bit. The chief of your town may give you a firearms license but it may not be a ccw. There are different classes of firearms licenses and depending on what one you have determines what type of firearms you can own. The AWB is alive and well here. We can only buy handguns that are on an approved list and even if they are on the list they may not have certain safety features that are required. Worst example of one of those features is DAO handguns must have a trigger of 10lbs. minimum unless equipped with an external safety. A LTC (license to carry) is required just to own, posses, transport, buy, transfer etc. You even need an LTC just for ammunition or components of ammunition. And your LTC can always be taken away at the whim of your licensing authority. Here we have a suitability clause. Even if you do something stupid unrelated to firearms you LTC can still be taken away or never issued in the first place. Our storage laws are among the strictest in the country. Keeping a "nightstand gun" would be illegal and if used in defense would get your charged with murder. There has already been a state supreme court case on this and various other storage laws and they are staying as strict as they are now. There is also no castle doctrine and we are expected to retreat as far back as possible before defending ourselves because we wouldn't want the criminal getting hurt now would we? Of course not this is Massachusetts! It's amazing how a state that was so instrumental in the formation of this country and its freedoms could become so disgustingly liberal. There is a town here called Amherst and they passed an ordinance that municipal buildings and organizations (such as Amherst PD or FD) can't display the American flag because its seen as a barbarrack and not welcoming to those not from this country !!! In my opinion this state especially given it history should make Texas look like North Korea. Seriously this state should be so freakin free and patriotic it would blow the minds of the rest of the country. This state is in no way "The Spirit of America." Its the spirit and home to the left wing goons who's thinking ruins America. We are home to some of the most liberal colleges and universities, most liberal members of congress and we are the home to Rachel ****ing Maddaow . We do however have enough pro-gun members in our state congress and the Gun Owners Action League (MA's NRA affiliate club aka GOAL) to hopefully keep things from getting worse. And at this point that is sometimes all one can hope for. So that is my rant. If anyone has any specific questions regarding our laws I'll be happy to expand as I tried my best to keep this as abbreviated as possible. So please fire questions my way ill be happy to elaborate on specific laws. And thanks for reading and allowing me to vent!