Who should issue Carry Permits

This is a discussion on Who should issue Carry Permits within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 'Nother vote for no permit required - BG's carry anyway....

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  • Anyone who can buy/possess a firearm should be able to carry concealed

    92 63.01%
  • Permits should be issued by the local elected Sheriff

    5 3.42%
  • Permits should be issued by the local Court

    5 3.42%
  • Permits should be issued by a State Public Safety Agency

    7 4.79%
  • Permits should be issued by a State Licensing Agency

    25 17.12%
  • Immaterial

    2 1.37%
  • Other (Please explain)

    10 6.85%
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    'Nother vote for no permit required - BG's carry anyway.

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    First choice would be no permit required, but since I don't foresee that happening anytime soon in VA, I would prefer to see it go to a state issued permit. Possibly issued under the authority of the State Police. Wouldn't be hard to do either, since VA SP issue non-resident permits. Of course I would also like to see VA do away with the flimsy piece of paper and go with a permit similar to drivers licenses with a picture on it.

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    Here in The Last Frontier it is the Department Of Public Safety that issues the permits, although as most of you know there is no permit required to carry here for both residents and non-residents.
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    In KY the state issues the permit but the paperwork is handled through the County Sheriff's office and the background checks are done through the State Police. It seems to work OK here without extremely long delays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    Actually, no government entity should issue or deny a Constitutional right to bear, keep and carry arms. However, until the government realizes that they work for us, rather than the converse, I would think that the local County Sheriff's Office should be the right agency. The Sheriff's Department is the lowest common denominator covering an entire county, irrespective of municipalities, but still having jurisdiction over a relatively large area. Small enough to know the local populace, and large enough so that there are not a whole bunch of small bureaucracies telling us what to do and when to do it.
    While I agree and prefer that no permit be necessary, I certainly don't agree with a hundred or more county officials assigning their own individual criteria to the approval process. A simple and consistent process only comes from having a single issuing authority within the state, not many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimH58 View Post
    In KY the state issues the permit but the paperwork is handled through the County Sheriff's office and the background checks are done through the State Police. It seems to work OK here without extremely long delays.
    They must have made some changes. My first permit as well as my first renewal both took six months.

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    Has any one started the popcorn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTFatBa*d View Post
    Ideally, every state would be like Vermont. No license required to carry concealed or open. If you're legal to buy, you're legal to carry.
    Correct.

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    Ideally, every state would be like Vermont. No license required to carry concealed or open. If you're legal to buy, you're legal to carry.
    Ted Nugent agrees, in his words

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    I voted other as you should not have to have a permit to exercise your right to carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    I voted other as you should not have to have a permit to exercise your right to carry.
    exactly!

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    If somebody is going to issue a license, it should be the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Who could ask for a better person to issue permits than the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Charles Bronson.
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    Ideally the Alaska model'd be ideal, but in the real world it's likely best to have the process done as Florida has........it eliminates the local political process, sets a uniform standard and removes the 'crybaby' ***** about 'unfunded mandates'.

    Florida's system has worked well, even tho the volume of applications has recently slowed the system at least the responsible agency keeps plodding along and has recently opened ancillary issuing offices around the State.

    As an aside, my old home State of W.Va had the judicial issuing structure for years.......it was MORE than arbitrary, and even after the law dramatically changed it was still abused by various judges that just refused to obey the law!............West Virginia REMOVED that authority and vested it in the individual county sheriffs.............from what I've been told, approach has worked out fairly well, but then too W.Va has always been a 'gun friendly' state, even when it was saddled with the infamous Johnson Pistol Act that the State Supreme Ct. threw out as unconstitutional.........just goes to illustrate that even if you have a lousy law you CAN get it changed if you get enough folks on board.........In W.Va it took a constitutional amendment tho!

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