until I retired and had to surrender my CWP from DOE. I had to give up my CWP after retiring from a DOE Phys Security position and file for a new issue Texas CHL.
During my 32 day wait for my new license to arrive I repeatedly caught myself leaving the house with my normal EDC. Since I don't like to leave a gun in an unattended vehicle, this meant I spent the last month with the "jitters" every time I left the house.
Boy do I feel better now that I can carry again. Almost like I'm fully dressed again.
I was issued my first CCP as a "Brig Chaser" in Feb 1986 and have kept one current ever since. This has been the longest I've not been 'legal' in 24 years. I never gave much thought to how it would feel to give it up but, man was it a long month.
Doesn't that meet the definition of addicted?