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Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun control laws of any state in the country. In order to purchase or own a firearm, one must have a permit and Firearms ID card. Otis, Massachusetts will be home to an upcoming course to help would-be permit applicants become qualified to apply for their state Pistol Permit or Firearms ID Card.

The Police Department is announcing a Massachusetts Pistol Permit and Firearms ID card class will be held in March.

The course will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 26 in the Otis Town Hall. Tuition is $70 per person.

The instructor is a National Rifle Association certified instructor and will help prepare people for carrying concealed weapons in public. People who complete the four-hour course will receive a Massachusetts State Police Training Certificate and documents pertaining to safe gun ownership, storage and handling. Upon completion, students will be able to apply for a Massachusetts Pistol Permit or Firearms Identification Card.

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