Firearms Information

If you are trying to renew a current License to Carry or Firearms Identification Card, you will need only to have a completed application and have the appropriate fee in the form of a bank check or money order at the time of your appointment. (No cash will be accepted) If you are a first time applicant you need a firearms safety course in addition to the application and fee at the time of your appointment. Application forms are available at the police station or online. Appointments are scheduled in the month prior to your current license’s expiration for renewals and when available for new applicants.

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» Procedures

Firearms procedures: Updated: February 12, 2011

If you are looking to apply for and/or renew your FID or LTC, please contact Kevin F. Sullivan, Firearms Licensing Officer. x 5312

THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL APPLY TO APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING NEW/RENEWAL:
LTC (LICENSE TO CARRY) CLASS ‘A’ or ‘B’
FID (FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION CARD) CLASS ‘C’ or ‘D’
LICENSE TO POSSESS A MACHINE GUN CLASS ‘E’

A. APPLICATION - All applicants must complete and sign the application form for New/Renewal of Firearms (attached). Provide all the information that is requested on the form. Failure to provide information or providing false information will result in the denial of the application and if the information is false, the police department seeking a criminal complaint in the district court.
B. RESIDENCY – All residents must provide proof of residency of the Town of Abington.
C. AGE - All applicants shall provide proof of age in the form of a birth certificate, driver’s license or positive photo identification with date of birth.
D. FINGERPRINTS - All new applicants shall be fingerprinted. Renewals if necessary.
E. FEES – PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITH BANK CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO THE TOWN OF ABINGTON*

* $100.00 fee

LTC Class ‘A’, Class ‘B’, FID Class ‘C’, or Class ‘E’- $100.00
FID Class ‘D’ (Restricted Mace/Chemical Spray) New = $25.00, Renewal =Free
Persons over 70 years of age exempt from paying a fee for LTC or FID

F. BASIC FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATION – Certification IS statutorily required for applicants for a Firearm Identification Card or License To Carry Firearms unless the applicant for the issuance of a FID or LTC was lawfully licensed with a FID or LTC on June 01, 1998. The applicant for the renewal of a FID or LTC lawfully licensed with a FID or LTC after June 01, 1998 needs to provide a copy of the BFS certificate for their A.P.D. file. The certification requirements as stated herein shall not apply to an applicant for a firearm identification card, Class ‘D’, for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate.
G. APPOINTMENT – Before making an appointment make sure you meet all the requirements set forth. When all requirements are met you may call Sgt. Kevin F. Sullivan at x5312 or come to the Abington Police Department front desk in person and ask to speak with the Firearms Licensing Officer to schedule an appointment. If the firearms licensing officer is unavailable he will call you to schedule an appointment.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR APPLICATION PAPERWORK

ALL Materials needed to fulfill your requirements MUST be brought the day of the appointment

Anyone not having in their possession all required material will be rescheduled
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Direct any inquiries to: Firearms Licensing
Off. Kevin E. Sullivan 781-347-5295

Firearms Licensing appointment requests (new and renewals)
Kevin F. Sullivan, Firearms Licensing Officer. 781-347- 5312

Class "A" or "B" License
1. Except for those persons who are exempt, and applicants who have been grand-fathered, pursuant to Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998, e.g. applicant who lawfully possessed Large Capacity Firearms before the effective date of the Act, a Class "A" LTC will only be issued to the following class of persons subject to restrictions deemed appropriate by the chief:
Persons employed in the Security/Investigative Field – This class of people includes security guards, private detectives and/or investigators. To be eligible to receive a Class "A" or "B" LTC, the applicant must:
i. request his/her employer to submit a letter stating that possession of a firearm is necessary for employment.
ii. have the employer indicate in the letter the type of firearm carried by employees performing similar duties as the applicant.
iii. have the employer indicate in the letter that it will notify the Chief upon termination of the applicant
Business, Professional, People Who Handle Large Sums of Money or Other Valuables To be eligible to qualify for a Class "A" or "B" license under the category, the applicant must:
i. provide documentary proof that he/she is responsible for large
sums of money for payrolls or bank deposits or for the transportation of very valuable merchandise in their business. Additionally, the applicant must show good reason to fear injury to his/her person. To satisfy this requirement, the applicant will be required to state that type of merchandise or amount of moneys handled; any incidents of robberies or attempted robberies; any instances of the applicant being followed or cased; or provide any additional information the Chief of Police deems necessary to properly access the applicant’s need for a Class "A" or "B" LTC. This class of license will be restricted to those periods of time during which the licensee is responsible for the protection of the large sums of money or valuable merchandise and to travel to and from such employment. Failure to comply with this provision shall be cause for revocation of the license.
Other – this category of applicant is reserved for those individuals who can demonstrate a compelling need for a Class "A" or "B" LTC other than the above categories. Typically, a person who can provide evidence that his/her life is endangered would be considered.

FIREARMS LICENSING QUESTIONS
Firearms Licensing appointment requests (new and renewals) should be made with Sgt. Kevin F. Sullivan x5312
APPOINTMENTS Scheduled by Licensing Officers

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ALL Materials needed to fulfill your requirements MUST be brought the day of the appointment Anyone not having in their possession all required material will be rescheduled
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FEES – To be paid in bank check or money order made payable to Town of Abington
A. Persons over 70 years of age exempt from paying a fee for LTC and FID
B. Restricted FID Mace/Chemical Spray Class D– new issue $100.00
C. Non-restricted FID , Class ‘C’ - $100.00
D. LTC Class ‘A’, Class ‘B’ - $100.00
E. Possess a Machine Gun Class ‘E’ - $100.00
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