Well that's a darn shame, it bites that he sat on them for so long, but remember better late than never.
Enjoy your nachos.
This is a discussion on The wait is almost over (Rant) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok. Here's the story... February 10th my wife and I took our CC class at Great Guns in Kearney, MO (Very good class BTW). Then ...
Ok. Here's the story...
February 10th my wife and I took our CC class at Great Guns in Kearney, MO (Very good class BTW). Then the following Tuesday (the 12th) we went to the Jackson County Sheriffs department to turn in our applications and get printed, etc.. We payed $100 each and just have to wait for the Sheriff to call us back.
Jump ahead to March 27th. Still no word from the Sheriff 44 days later. In Missouri the law says that the Sheriff SHALL issue within 45 days of the application being turned in. It also says that the Sheriff has to send in the background check within 3 days of receiving the application and then has to issue the license within 3 days of getting the background check back. If you don't hear from him after 45 days then you can call and he has to issue your permit even if he has not received the background check.
Here's the good part. The Jackson County Sheriff, Tom Phillips, is apparently anti concealed carry. The general consensus over at the Missouri carry forums is that though he has to issue, he makes it as difficult as possible by illegally sitting on the applications for the full 45 days.
Over in St. Louis County (very liberal), the average turn around time for the licence is about 3 weeks last I heard. So how is it that they can get a FBI background check back so quickly, but in Jackson County the same check takes 39+ days...
Tomorrow is 45 days so I can call and have the Sheriff issue the license, but we can't pick them up until the next day. Tomorrow is also Friday, so it will be Monday before we can actually go pick them up (48 Days total). Just wrong.
The good news though, is that my wife and I will be enjoying some nachos from Wal-Mart on Monday.
Vote for John Bullard! Sgt. Bullard has appeared at several Western Missouri Shooters Association meetings. He's an honest, reasonable guy, who believes American's have the right to firearms for self defense.
John Bullard for Jackson County, MO Sheriff
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Sounds like you should do what you are doing and get on them.
Phillips isn't running for re-election (thank goodness). The election is august 5th.
A forty-five day wait is better than many other places...but it is a shame that the sheriff has to play games.
Congrats is just around the corner...
Stay armed...stay safe!
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My wife & i were both lucky as the background checks came back in 2-3 weeks, the sucky part was that our county makes you go in front of a gun board & they only meet once a month
I just called on mine in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It's finally in the mail.
Total time before I expect it....about 55 days....They origionally told me about 3 weeks... Anticipating it, I was looking for it every day, figuring today's the day......Like a kid on Christmas.... My friend who took the training with me, received his in about 8 days in the adjacent county. I applied 3 days before he did.
Considering Cleveland's murder rate, rampant thug crime, overall destitution and poor services... no wonder everyone is leaving..... Just about par for the course
You know, as bad as some of the carry laws are here in Ohio, I have to admit that we have it pretty good for some things.
Edit: at least for some parts of the state after reading the previous poster.
You guys have it easy, here in Upstate NY it took six and a half months to get my NYS Concealed Carry License.
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In SC I was told to expect the full 90 day wait. I got it in 60 days mailbox to mailbox. I applied for a NH permit and their web site said that if I didn't have it in 3 weeks to call and check. It took 7 weeks. I assume that it has been at least 21 years for you so far, so another few days is tolerable. <ducking from flying debris> :)