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Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:52 pm

Hey guys,
Haven't been on here in a while because I have been busy but hunting season is just starting up and I have a question. I am 17 and I have my drivers licence and my FID, am I allowed to drive with a gun in the car as long as it is properly secured?
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:24 pm

scotty do you have a trigger lock in case you need to run into dunks?
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:scotty do you have a trigger lock in case you need to run into dunks?



Ya I have trigger lock on a shotgun, and its in a soft case. I want to drive from my house to Pembroke for clays but I also want to be able to drive to any hunting spot...I just don't know if its legal from me cause im not 18.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:23 pm

you have the legal documents to do both...im not aware of anything that says you cannot but maybe somebody else can clarify.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:25 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:you have the legal documents to do both...im not aware of anything that says you cannot but maybe somebody else can clarify.



Wat do u mean legal document?
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:29 pm

i mean that you have your FID and you have your drivers license...so i am unaware of why you would not be able to drive with your cased gun. always good to make sure, and maybe somebody else can jump in and give you a more definitive answer. i will call my town's pd and ask and get back to you.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:i mean that you have your FID and you have your drivers license...so i am unaware of why you would not be able to drive with your cased gun. always good to make sure, and maybe somebody else can jump in and give you a more definitive answer. i will call my town's pd and ask and get back to you.


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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:42 pm

ha so scotty, i just called...my local pd doesnt realize that you can get an FID under 18. i told them you can at age 15 and he didnt sound like he believed me. his words were "i suggest you have him call scituate pd, the town that issued an FID to somebody under 18." soooo, i am not able to give you an answer. maybe call scituate pd, mass epo's, or wait til somebody else jumps in. :fingerhead:
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:56 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:ha so scotty, i just called...my local pd doesnt realize that you can get an FID under 18. i told them you can at age 15 and he didnt sound like he believed me. his words were "i suggest you have him call scituate pd, the town that issued an FID to somebody under 18." soooo, i am not able to give you an answer. maybe call scituate pd, mass epo's, or wait til somebody else jumps in. :fingerhead:


Haha of course...I will give scituate PD a call and get squared away.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:01 pm

make sure to post up what you hear back and maybe somebody else will jump in, too. good for you, for being responsible.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:48 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:ha so scotty, i just called...my local pd doesnt realize that you can get an FID under 18. i told them you can at age 15 and he didnt sound like he believed me. his words were "i suggest you have him call scituate pd, the town that issued an FID to somebody under 18." soooo, i am not able to give you an answer. maybe call scituate pd, mass epo's, or wait til somebody else jumps in. :fingerhead:

***!!! Clueless law enforcement. Are you GD kidding me? I'm speechless, at least here. At home I'm dropping the F bomb... :fingerhead:
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:52 pm

I still have my original FID I got when I was 15. Sorry to get off track...
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby MIKE J. » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:22 pm

Scott,

You are fine to transport your shotgun. Like Leakey stated use a trigger lock and keep it unloaded and cased. I wouldnt recommend getting side tracked and forget it is in the vehicle after you are done.

I agree with Moe, Effing unbelievable law enforcement doesn't know the basics of the Mass Gun Laws. :mad:
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:56 am

MIKE J. wrote:Scott,

You are fine to transport your shotgun. Like Leakey stated use a trigger lock and keep it unloaded and cased. I wouldnt recommend getting side tracked and forget it is in the vehicle after you are done.

I agree with Moe, Effing unbelievable law enforcement doesn't know the basics of the Mass Gun Laws. :mad:


Hey Mike that's awesome news. I haven't been in a while and it will be great to go soon. But it doesn't matter since I'm under 18?
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby MIKE J. » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:56 pm

Scott,
Yes you are okay. My son is 17 and I checked when he started transporting. If you are going to a range I would check with the club as most ranges don't allow minors under 18 to shoot alone because of insurance purposes.


Excerpt from the Mass General Law:

Massachusetts residents 15 years and older who wish to possess, carry, transport firearms, ammunition and feeding devices are required to have a firearms license.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:16 pm

MIKE J. wrote:Scott,
Yes you are okay. My son is 17 and I checked when he started transporting. If you are going to a range I would check with the club as most ranges don't allow minors under 18 to shoot alone because of insurance purposes.


Excerpt from the Mass General Law:

Massachusetts residents 15 years and older who wish to possess, carry, transport firearms, ammunition and feeding devices are required to have a firearms license.



Thanks a lot Mike, this is very helpful. I have one more question. Could there be an RMV law that's tells the age a driver must be to transport a gun? I'm just trying to be as safe as possible.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:23 pm

scotty, youre good to go, young squire. sorry, i couldnt resist. :thumbsup:

the only thing i could think of would possibly affect someone under 18 would be individual town curfew laws if you were headed out early by yourself but that is unrelated to the gun and probably not an issue, anyway...
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:13 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:scotty, youre good to go, young squire. sorry, i couldnt resist. :thumbsup:

the only thing i could think of would possibly affect someone under 18 would be individual town curfew laws if you were headed out early by yourself but that is unrelated to the gun and probably not an issue, anyway...


Hahaha... Its all right. Thanks for your help boys.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:40 pm

hey, seriously, does scituate or any towns you plan to hunt have a curfew law for under 18? it is something to consider if youre driving through town at 4am on your way to meet your brother at the blind. just trying to think of things that could possibly go wrong and help you dot all your i's.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:44 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:hey, seriously, does scituate or any towns you plan to hunt have a curfew law for under 18? it is something to consider if youre driving through town at 4am on your way to meet your brother at the blind. just trying to think of things that could possibly go wrong and help you dot all your i's.


Ya I do have a curfew but it says that I can't drive between 1:00 and 4:00 or something like that...but honestly I don't think it is that inforced. I still try to abide by it though
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:52 pm

yeah im sure youre all good but something to consider until your birthday. it is probably geared more towards kids stumbling around after keg parties in the woods at 2 am, if i remember correctly. God, im old.
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Re: Possible repeat question

Postby scottywannaquacker » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:50 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:yeah im sure youre all good but something to consider until your birthday. it is probably geared more towards kids stumbling around after keg parties in the woods at 2 am, if i remember correctly. God, im old.



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