I am stunned and amazed...turned in my application with range certificate at 4:30 last thursday, was photographed and fingerprinted, and took a quick written test...done by 5:00 PM. Was told it would take several weeks to process and then "the Lieutenant" would review it all and make a decision.
They called at 8:45 this morning saying it had been approved and was ready to pick up. Eight calender days! I LOVE Madera County! One of the few SANE parts of this state. The permit lists all six weapons that I listed on my application and they said if I needed to add any others, just bring it back and they would add them to the back.
Was headed into a rough part of Fresno to do inspections at an apartment complex at 10:00 and I took the time to circle by the sheriff's office first. It felt SO good to be legally armed. Greatly improved my mindframe and allowed me to better concentrate on work.