I have to be part of a club (I don't see the point in this). I have to take a safety course, the next one is the 2nd sunday of September. Then I have to start the application process to get a FID license. After I get the FID license, I have to set up an interview with my police department and wait up to 3 months for an answer. I'm talking to all of my buddies and they just walk into a store with a drivers license and they can purchase a gun, some have to pay some sort of express fee to have their background checked (15.00) or wait three days. MA is so anal about this stuff.