Please Contact Your Legislators Today!
Yesterday, Sunday July 13, Governor Deval Patrick (D) filed a special appropriations bill for the 2008 fiscal year. Within this bill, which has yet to receive a bill number, sections 24-27 will drastically increase certain firearm license fees.
Sections 24 & 25 will increase state licensed firearm dealer’s fees from $100 for three years to $250. Then within that three-year period, licensed dealers will be charged an additional $100 inspection fee per year. This tactic would turn a $100 three-year dealer's license into a $450 three-year license.
Section 26 would increase a resident License to Carry fee from $100 for six years to $200 for six years and Section 27 would increase a non-resident License to Carry fee from $100 for one year to $250 for one year.Please contact your state legislator TODAY and respectfully request that he or she oppose any attempt to increase firearm license fees in the Governor’s Appropriations Bill. You can find contact information for your state legislator by clicking here.