Breitbart: City Demands Written Essay, $1,000+ in Training to Qualify for Handgun Permit

The city of Lowell, Massachusetts has adopted a new law requiring handgun permit applicants to write an essay and pay “upwards of $1,100 in training” to qualify.

Even then, Lowell police superintendent William Taylor “has sole discretion for approving or denying the applications.”

According to Fox News, Taylor pushed the new law and the city council passed it. As a result, applicants now have to write an essay and “state in writing why they should receive” a handgun license.

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