Nantucket Police Department Suspends Concealed Licensing over Coronavirus

Nantucket Police Department Suspends Concealed Licensing over Coronavirus


Nantucket Police suspended acceptance from residents for Firearm Identification Card (FID) and License to Carry (LTC) applications on Wednesday, November 18, citing coronavirus concerns related to a “finger print based criminal records check.”

The Town of Nantucket Police Department tweeted the suspension announcement on Wednesday, informing residents that the decision to suspend applicant acceptance came “after employees responsible for obtaining … fingerprints expressed their concern that they could not safely do their jobs with the workplace safety procedures that we have in place.”

They added, “Because of the processes involved in obtaining [LTC permits and FID cards] it is impossible to do while following state guidelines for social distancing in the workplace.”

It is illegal to possess a firearm in Massachusetts without an FID card and illegal to carry a gun for self-defense or even transport a gun under certain conditions without an LTC permit. This means the shutdown could prevent law-abiding

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