An Act relative to equitable firearm license fees

Summary

This bill reduces the cost of applications for a firearm identification card or license to carry from $100 to $40.  It offers a more appropriate cost for the application of firearm license and identification cards. The existing fee imposes an excessive burden on citizens who wish to exercise their rights to own, carry and operate firearms.  Reducing this cost will allow for greater access and expanded participation in the constitutional rights of Massachusetts’ citizens. The bill also allocates the fee, which will be split evenly between the licensing authority and the General Fund.