My Permit Saga...

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    Sorry about the luck. I went to the local police office, they did all the paperwork for me, fingerprinted me, and mailed out my paperwork for me. all without any notice. I feel bad for the people who have to go through a long drawn out process.
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    Paper pushers, with no courtesy and no efficiency. I started my license renewal process back in October by filling out an on-line questionnair and paying a renewal fee.

    Then I had to take a class and a range test (O.K.)

    Submit more paper work and more fingerprints.

    I made a minor error on the paper work. They waited until the bulk of the 45 day period they get to process before sending me a notice. Then the clock began running again.

    Next, I got a notice to send them another set of fingerprints. That reached them 10 days after I mailed it, and one day after my license expired.

    When I asked, I was told it would now take another 45 days to process the application.

    So I wait. Five months, going on 6 or more, not that the paper pushers didn't have answers to the exact same questions on file from the on-line application.

    I hold the same job, live in the same house, am the same person, they previously gave a license to in 30 days. Not even a traffic stop in the last 4 years.

    Paper pushers :_

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    I'm feeling really good. It was a sixteen hour course I think, shorter now. But there was a guy right there, last day to take fingerprints. No pic. We signed and mailed it in. Two weeks later a permit in the mail.
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    Take a deep breath ... remember it will all be worth it when your CHL does arrive. I know the wait can be awful, but that is the price of paying for all those levels of redtape. Oh yeah, you might want to make a practice run to WM for an order of nachos (extra peppers), it won't speed anything up, but you will sleep better that night! Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeline View Post
    Take a deep breath ... remember it will all be worth it when your CHL does arrive. I know the wait can be awful, but that is the price of paying for all those levels of redtape. Oh yeah, you might want to make a practice run to WM for an order of nachos (extra peppers), it won't speed anything up, but you will sleep better that night! Good Luck.
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    if i count from the time i took my class,i waited five months w/a lot of running around, jumping through hoops and paying for certified records before i received my license...was it worth it.... YOU BET
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    I feel your pain. I did not receive my pin #(how we check the status of our application) for 60 days, lol, so I think I was put into the ignore pile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmel View Post
    Curse when it turns out to be a letter stating that the FBI says the fingerprints were illegible and I need to submit another set.
    Funny timing.

    Hope I don't join you in getting that letter from the FBI.

    However, my saga of the digital fingerprints has not started well.

    Decided to apply for an out-of-state permit. (Already have an in-state. So the problem isn't all that big or I'd be ranting too.)

    Went through all the loops and went to the local Sheriff's Office to get the digital fingerprints. The good news is that they don't charge County residents. The bad news was that the lady who does them is out and they are not sure when she will be back. They referred me to the State Police.

    Drive over to the local office. No digital equipment there. Need to go 40+ miles SW to their HQ, for them to do digital. They suggest I go in the opposite direction to the next town (20 miles away).

    This time I wise up and call first. Yes, they do it but there is a $5 charge. Also, only between 10-noon. Drive over, go through nearly an hour wait, only to find out the machine is broken. They suggest I go across the street to that County's Sheriff's Office.

    Yes, they do digital fingerprints but there is a $12 charge. Also, only between 2-3pm.

    Go to lunch. Kill some time.

    They did the digital fingerprints, but "at my age" I don't have much detail left. Asked if I was a "brick layer."

    Anyhow, they got five "good" prints and five "best available."

    Anyhow, I'll do the "notary" bit tomorrow, mail them and hope that I don't get the same letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    I'm of the opinion of Ted Nugent, the second ammendment is my concealed carry permit. I am in the market for a handgun, and you have to get a PERMIT to purchase a handgun. THIS IS AMERICA PEOPLE! Since when do I have to get a permit. This is ridiculous. I feel your pain, and hope it works out.
    I lived in MI for a time, and even worse is their "safety inspection" after you purchase, essentially gun registration poorly disguised!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Funny timing.

    Hope I don't join you in getting that letter from the FBI.

    However, my saga of the digital fingerprints has not started well.

    Decided to apply for an out-of-state permit. (Already have an in-state. So the problem isn't all that big or I'd be ranting too.)

    Went through all the loops and went to the local Sheriff's Office to get the digital fingerprints. The good news is that they don't charge County residents. The bad news was that the lady who does them is out and they are not sure when she will be back. They referred me to the State Police.

    Drive over to the local office. No digital equipment there. Need to go 40+ miles SW to their HQ, for them to do digital. They suggest I go in the opposite direction to the next town (20 miles away).

    This time I wise up and call first. Yes, they do it but there is a $5 charge. Also, only between 10-noon. Drive over, go through nearly an hour wait, only to find out the machine is broken. They suggest I go across the street to that County's Sheriff's Office.

    Yes, they do digital fingerprints but there is a $12 charge. Also, only between 2-3pm.

    Go to lunch. Kill some time.

    They did the digital fingerprints, but "at my age" I don't have much detail left. Asked if I was a "brick layer."

    Anyhow, they got five "good" prints and five "best available."

    Anyhow, I'll do the "notary" bit tomorrow, mail them and hope that I don't get the same letter.

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    thats strange, how can fingerprints fade? especially when done digitally, were you a brick layer?
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    Sorry you had so much trouble. Seems like most applications are fairly fast as long as there is no problem.

    When I applied, I did just as you did and got my permit in 14 days. My wife's fingerprints were not readable, so she had to do them again. Sheriff's people were very cooperative. She still had to wait the full 90 days to get hers.

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    I can't believe the amount of time and frustration it takes to be able to legally carry a legally obtained handgun in some states. In Alaska (yes I know its not required) I took the class, filled out the permit application, turned it in with my finger prints, and 5 days later my permit was in my wallet. My guess is some states like to take their time with giving people permission to defend themselves, while the criminals are out there carrying guns illegally. If I had it my way, every state would adopt the Vermont carry laws.
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    here in Georgia you apply for your carry at the same window you apply for your wedding lic,, anyway wife and I went and applied no appointment just fill out papers walked down to the sheriffs office got elec finger printed and 30 days later to the day we had our permits I agree we shouldnt have to go thru such termoil but thats what makes America run doesnt it paper work and red tape
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    Sorry to say... move to a state that does not require finger prints or photo and it would be much easier. Like MN and it is max 30 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    I'm of the opinion of Ted Nugent, the second ammendment is my concealed carry permit. I am in the market for a handgun, and you have to get a PERMIT to purchase a handgun. THIS IS AMERICA PEOPLE! Since when do I have to get a permit. This is ridiculous. I feel your pain, and hope it works out.
    Move to AK, VT, or VA?

    Yes, VA does require a permit for concealed, but at least when I got mine it was just an app to file, no prints, no photos, no BS. And if you don't want a concealed...you just carry open. And none of this purchase permit BS either. That's for you commie bloc states.
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