Huge compliments to DOJOMAN on this post. I've seen the same post on the GLOCKTALK forum as well... not sure if the posters are the same person or DOJOMAN nicked it from elsewhere but regardless - awesome, level headed, reasoned advice.
I'd recommend following it. It didn't hurt my request for a full CC license.
I'm not afraid of writing but the prospect of what to say on this dang letter to the judge had me s-t-u-m-p-e-d.
DOJOMAN's template got the wheels turning and had a couple suggestions I wouldn't have thought of.
Six days after submitting my letter (along with the completion certificate for the county's new unrestricted permit class --$200 later), I got my 'Hunting & Target' removed.
Now, I'm not sure if the judge is getting swamped and doesn't meet with each person any more or if my letter was so brilliant that he thought, "oh this guy's obviously a good guy, I'll just let him have it" (ha-- not bloody likely!) but no meeting was requested. I even ended my letter with "...I respectfully request that my Pistol Permit be amended to remove the "Hunt & Target" restriction and would welcome the opportunity of a brief meeting at your convenience...." since I thought the face time was the final capper to the whole process.
My understanding is that he meets ALL unrestricted applicants for a little sit-down, asks how you store your guns & just gets a general feel for you. A LEO told me this and the county's web site says it is a definite step in the process as well.
Anyway, thank you DOJOMAN.
p.s. I'm a BJJ/judo guy myself. Who knows, maybe we've rolled around in our pj's trying to choke each other unconscious. Without eye contact, of course. lol