CCW justification

CCW justification

This is a discussion on CCW justification within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I do not have my CCW yet, I took the class last weel. I now will submit my application to the SO for review. In ...

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    CCW justification

    I do not have my CCW yet, I took the class last weel. I now will submit my application to the SO for review. In the application I have to write a justification for why I need the CCW.
    Any ideas on what to say? Any thoughts on what not to say?
    Id appreciate any discussion, ideas or help.
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    Tell them you'd like your permit just like the other fifty thousand folks that went before you! Or tell the truth....you refuse to be a victim in any situation!

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    Some States allow SELF PROTECTION as a viable reason....isn't that nice, they allow it.
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    I dont remember having to put that on my app in NC but I might have had to I dont remember..


    I personally would say for personal protection and protection of my family.

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    I accidentally left that answer blank, and then when the lady at the window asked me my reason, I said, "Personal protection."

    She said, "Target practice, right?"

    I said, "No, personal protection."

    She said a little firmer, "Target practice, right?" (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.)

    I said, "Why yes, for target practice."

    I have no idea why that was important, but I figured she did. Ya'd think personal protection would be better than any other reason.

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    No reason was needed for my permit , but perhaps asking a pro gun organization in your state of residence might get you the best reason/ what the state wants to put on the application.
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    I'm curious what the class instructors suggested/taught...or your classmates suggested. The course should of been structured in such a way that the answer to your question would be intuitive.

    In the basic sense...personal and familty protection....while??? If the answer to the while is running to the store...probably will not float. But if it is while daily dealing with unknown individuals during the performance of your duties in a potential threatening environment...

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    What state are you in?
    If it's just a 1 line answer I put "protection," for my NH and PA permits. I don't think any of the others asked, but "all-lawful purposes," should also work.
    If it's a letter you have to write, then that's a different story......
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    Depends a lot on where you live. U.S. is kind of vague. In New York it depends on what county you live in. "Self Defence" is not an option in some counties, so you go with Target or Hunting.

    My NY permit is unrestricted and my PA and NH permits automatically are issued as unrestricted.

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    When I first got my Permit I put Self-Defense, I haven't had to put anything down since
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    I remember your introduction post mentioned you are a friend of SwiftyJuan, so I am going to assume you are also live in CA.
    I'd check with him on how he answered the question when he got his permit.
    I think I would use the "All lawful purposes" answer if it is a one line answer you need to provide.
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    I remember the first time I applied for a permit. Oregon was not a shall issue state. I had to meet with my local sheriff. I told him personal protection. His answer. "I will protect you." Even then I knew that when seconds counted, the police were minutes away. He had no sense of time. Nor were cell phones even a viable option.

    I ended up leaving without a permit that day. Ugh.
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    "all lawful purposes" usually works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    I accidentally left that answer blank, and then when the lady at the window asked me my reason, I said, "Personal protection."

    She said, "Target practice, right?"

    I said, "No, personal protection."

    She said a little firmer, "Target practice, right?" (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.)

    I said, "Why yes, for target practice."

    I have no idea why that was important, but I figured she did. Ya'd think personal protection would be better than any other reason.
    Well Grady, if you're trying to protect yourself, technically...it can be considered 'target practice'.
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    When I first applied for a permit I lived in Oregon. I put that I did a lot of traveling and that I at times carried a lot of cash. There wasn't a guarentee that there would be a bank I could get cash from. The sheriff wanted to know why I traveled so much and I told him I was a Central Office Telephone Equip installer. That I never knew what was available in the towns they sent me to, so I always had to have cash for food and lodging. That was good enough as well as the truth.

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