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In 2014 Boston, Massachusetts, saw an “18 percent” jump in the number of persons applying for a Class A gun license.

The rush to get them was the result of new gun control measures passed by Democrats that went into effect in August.

According to the Boston Globe, Class A licenses are also referred to as “licenses to carry.” Residents have the option to get a Class A so they can carry, or a Firearm Identification Card, just to own and transport–i.e., just to keep and bear. The same training and background check are required for either type of license and applicants have to receive “police chief approval.”