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Suit aims at policy on guns
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
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http://www.telegram.com/article/2011010 ... /-1/NEWS07
January 7, 2011
Byline: Scott J Croteau

Looking for protection from “menacing†Main South and the “drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes,†city lawyer Hector E. Pineiro applied for a license to carry a concealed weapon through the Police Department.

When the Class A license came back restricting it for sporting and target use, the lawyer wasn't satisfied.

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The chief said the practice of the department concerning people applying for a license for the first time is to limit them to sporting and target. The license, which is valid for no more than six years from the date it is issued, can be changed on renewal. That period allows the department to monitor the license recipients over time to ensure they can handle a firearm properly, the chief said.

Chief Gemme said there are rare cases in which modifications are made, such as someone gaining employment in which a license to carry for work is needed.

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Good for the lawyer I hope he wins.

The Chief sounds like just another talking head political appointee echoing the sentiments of his political masters.
 

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I am curious as to how they monitor the licensees. Do they go hunting or shooting with you?
 

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Awesome, another lawsuit over discretionary licensing in another federal circuit.

Remember, it's a bill of rights, not a bill of needs.
 

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Neener Neener said:
I am curious as to how they monitor the licensees. Do they go hunting or shooting with you?
Well in NY state, many counties put "hunting only" or "to from shooting range" restrictions on the pistol carry license. If that's the reason you gave on your application, that's the kind of restriction you'll get.

How do they know you're not just carrying anywhere and everywhere? They don't, unless you get arrested or something. Suppose you have a DUI and get locked up at 4 a.m. in the downtown nightclub district. Are you going to tell the authorities you were on the way to hunt? Or coming back from a night of shooting at the indoor range for your gun club?

What will happen is the arresting officer will send your permit to the pistol permit authority (clerk of the Court), and then when you call to pick it up you'll have some 'splaining to do.

BUT... nobody cares what kind of gun you buy. They don't compare THAT to the reason you gave on your application for a permit. You said you wanted a gun to practice target shooting and marksmanship? Okay. Here's your permit. It's marked "to and from range only." Go buy a gun and have fun.
So you go to a gun store and buy a Taurus Judge with a 2.5" barrel. Hardly a target gun. Or you pick up a Lorcin .32 acp. Or a Kel-Tec P3AT. Nobody cares.
 

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:) Karma - its a bitch:

The lawsuit was filed on August 15, 2002 in Worcester, MA Superior Court. The suit names as defendants Kahr Arms and its corporate parents as well as former employee Mark Cronin, gun trafficker Robert Jachimczyk and the suspected shooter, Edwin Novas. Brady Center attorneys are co-counsel representing the family of Danny Guzman, along with Worcester, MA trial attorney Hector E. Piñeiro.
http://www.bradycampaign.org/media/press/view/462
 
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