Ok, I FINALLY pestered the nice people at the Sheriff's Office enough to where they gave me a live person to talk to on the phone. I got an appointment to apply for my CCW Permit...JUNE 23rd! (Then it's still a 90-day processing time, I'm told.)
So I thought that at least while I wait, I should get some time in at the range, right? I thought it was a 5-day wait to purchase in NC. Nope! Apparenly you have to download a purchase application, mail it in to the S.O., and then it's now a FOUR WEEK PROCESS TIME, after which they email you to come pick up your permit.
ARGH!!!!!!! I have instant-gratification disorder to begin with. This is just beyond painful! did any of you have to go through this? What did you do to get through it? I'm read to gnaw off a foot or something.