Would it be considered a "contract" if a firearms identification (FID) card, which allows the bearer to own firearms, was issued that stated the valid period was "indefinite" or "until revoked"? A 2002 report released by the Commonwealth`s House Post and Oversight Committee reported the state of Massachusetts failed to notify nearly 750,000 gun owners that their FID cards would prematurely expire due to the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998. Did the 1998 law turn some of our law-abiding citizens into felons?

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