Pistol Carry Permit Instruction
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A carry permit (pistol permit) is required to carry and purchase pistols/revolvers in Connecticut and Massachusetts . In order to get a State Permit to Carry you must first obtain a local permit. A local pistol permit/temporary state permit may be obtained from the police chief in the town in which you reside or maintain a place of business. The first step is the NRA Basic Pistol course in Connecticut while the NRA Home Firearm Safety course meetings the requirements in Massachusetts.
This course is intended for people who are unfamiliar with safe firearm handling. This course is four hours in length and students receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety study packet.
The NRA Home Firearm Safety Course satisfies the Massachusetts training requirements for a carry permit.
All students will receive hands on experience with the major types of firearms - handguns, long guns and shotguns during the practical exercise in the course.
The Goal of the NRA Home Firearm Safety course is
"to teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home"
Rules for Safe Gun Handling
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John L. Hayes
forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes...
Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants;
they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides,
for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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