Now The Wait Begins

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    Now The Wait Begins

    Getting a CC permit in parts of North Carolina can be a 6-8 month ordeal! First of course is finding a class that fits your schedule and getting a reservation... at least a month and maybe two. After getting the certificate depends on the county of residence... where I live you have to call ahead to make an appointment to apply for the concealed carry permit after completion of class. You must have the certificate number in order to made the appointment. I took the class on October 31st...yes Halloween... it was on a Saturday this year.. the only class I could find within a reasonable distance that I could do the class and range all in one day. Called the Sheriff dept. on Monday November 2nd and was told first available appointment January 5th 2010... two months away. After talking to some friends was informed you can call the Sheriff office and asked if they have any cancellation that you may move up the list.. of course was not informed of this when I called to make the appointment!! I called several times a week and finally given an appointment on December 9th almost a month earlier that what I received earlier. The sheriff's dept. was no problem very simple and straight forward...sign more papers and finger prints. Now I wait up until 90 days to get a post card notice after background check to come and pick up permit. From what my friends experiences have proven it will be at least 85 days none has received theirs any earlier. Since I started in earnest to get my CC permit it will be a 6 month process. It is our 2nd amendment right but they put you through it to obtain one.

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    I'm always surprised when I hear how long the wait is in other areas. I took the class, filled out the application, got finger printed and had my plastic in the space of two weeks. My renewal was even faster. 2 days and that was because the deputy in charge was sick.
    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

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    You must be from Mecklenburg county then. I know a couple of guys that it took them forever to get their permits. I got mine in 6 weeks from the date of application, but I'm in Cabarrus. My friends in Iradell county got theirs in 4 or 5 weeks.

    Good luck to getting yours though! It is well worth it!

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    NC is a MAY issue state. It depends on the local sheriff and his opinion of you as to whether you get your CWP. Some NC sheriffs are NOT civilian-concealed carry friendly, so your wait may be long. If you harass them, they may File 13 it. Hang in there.

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    Practice concealing and carrying the weapon on your property and house. Once you get the permit it won't seem like a big deal, and you won't be as nervous when you carry in public for the first time.

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    Sorry you are having those issues.

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    You sound like a Mecklenburger.

    If it helps, my wife and I had our appointments the 15th of this September and had permits in hand about 5-6 weeks later.

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    In Colorado it took me 9 weeks after applying to get my permit.They did do a backround check on me as several people told me they were notified. I then ordered a Fist IWB holster to find out I have to wait 2 more months to get it. I guess there are so many people getting ccw permits that the good holster manufactures cant keep up. Fist didnt say in there add anything about a 2 month wait

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    [QUOTE=Keltyke;1402444]NC is a MAY issue state. /QUOTE]

    Incorrect! NC is a SHALL ISSUE state.

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/northcarolina.pdf
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    I'm in Cabarrus. Seems like CCW classses are everywhere. Cost is all over the board too.

    I registered for a Saturday class the week before and then took me another week to get into the Sheriff's office to apply. Then 3 weeks to the day, they called me to tell me my permit was ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whm View Post
    It is our 2nd amendment right but they put you through it to obtain one.

    Naw... wrong... its not a right if you have to wait and ask permission for it. They are treating it as a privilege as if it was a drivers license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltyke View Post
    NC is a MAY issue state. It depends on the local sheriff and his opinion of you as to whether you get your CWP. Some NC sheriffs are NOT civilian-concealed carry friendly, so your wait may be long. If you harass them, they may File 13 it. Hang in there.
    Sorry but NC is a SHALL issue state (check it out)...

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    Strange. In Camden county it took 6 weeks max..

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    My wife & I passed our CC class on Thursday, applied the next day and 6 weeks to the day the Wake County Sheriff called for us to come in and pick up our permits. No appointment necessary, no waiting amd professional treatment by all.

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    Guilford County is another 90 plus day wait after the month or 2 to get an appointment.......
    Fortunately I had my Florida permit to use during the wait.

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