It hurts to not have liberty, doesn't it?
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It hurts to not have liberty, doesn't it?
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." - Thomas Paine
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I would complete everything just to spite them. I know it's frustrating although that is just me. I want something, I go after it.
Life is too short, stop to smell the roses and don't let anyone take it away from you!
I have a non-resident CT permit and didn't have to go through all that. If it is not required by law tell them to kiss off I say. Most of the time I find that if they press it a simple letter from an attorney telling them to follow the law or be sued gets them to change their mind quickly and does not cost you a lot. It is well worth it in my opinion, they just can't make up rules that go beyond what the law requires whenever they feel like it. Does CT have Preemption Law? If they do as I suspect towns cannot make laws more restrictive than state law, period. Fight this I say. They do it because they think they can scare people into doing what they want, not what the law requires.
Last edited by havegunjoe; September 5th, 2008 at 10:40 PM.
DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONtestING THE VOTE.
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You could always move to a state that doesn't have all those silly hoops to jump through :)
"[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
- Thomas Paine, Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775
If you become a police officer you may not need the permit. Have you checked into this?
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What, no polygraph?
All I can say is SHEESH! Oh, and yes, it is worth it once it's all said and done.
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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I think that in Colorado we do the same but on one form. The waiver is so they can do a background check. I think all my jobs have required the same waiver. We get the usual prints made and sent into the FBI for both my Colorado and my NON-res FL permit.
Wait till you get a government job or join the military and they do a real investigation on you. They'll ask some really strange questions to your neighbors.
I would contact the CT state pro-gun org and ask for some advice. It might be to contact on of their recommended attorneys.
Sounds like they are only 1 step away from demanding a witnessed urine sample and DNA samples!
CT has an odd law enticing people to report their neighbors with guns and they can legally confiscate them if that is done. Don't know all the details, but it's scary.
I wouldn't be signing any waivers unless a gun attorney recommended it.
The idea of visiting your neighbors and employers is another bad scene and I do believe that they would do this. If so, the outcome in your neighborhood and work could lead to lots of problems.
When they are investigating you to become a PO, they will indeed do that stuff, but people's perceptions of a PO (with a gun) are TOTALLY DIFFERENT than mere civilians with guns. I know, I've seen the expression and reaction of a neighbor when he learned that I owned guns . . . and it changed totally when I told him I was a PO (in the same conversation).
Professional advice here is best.
Second best is get a NR CT permit and avoid the BS completely.
Good luck, whatever you do.
Yeah, I'm just trying to get all the opinions I can. I'll look into the CT pro-gun site. Thanks!
Here's some info I posted on a regional forum a few years ago. Didn't check to see if it is still current or not.
Connecticut Rifle and Revolver Association
CT Gun Laws (NOT all enclusive):
C. 529 S. 29-27ff
CHAPTER 529* DIVISION OF STATE POLICE
C. 943 S. 53-202-206
CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY