Why does it take some states SOOOOOOOOOOO LONG!

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    Why does it take some states SOOOOOOOOOOO LONG!

    I've noticed that some states take many months to issue a carry permit. I just read one fellow who said NV can take up to 120 days for instance. Is this typical? Are some even longer? In MN it is 30 days max. I have to ask, why does it take some states so long? After all, this is the computer age. When I buy a gun the FBI check lasts about 3 seconds for me and I am not joking. We mounted a war against Iraq in less time than it takes some states to do their check(s). I consider our 30 days to be excessive if there is nothing in a persons background that needs checking. What do you all think?
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    I've got other things to worry about.

    To be honest, I'm sure it's just that the civil servants/officers who are processing the apps are overwhelmed. That's certainly the case here in NM and in UT. And we're talking about a low priority: would you rather have actual crimes solved or background checks done? Well, the cops agree.
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    I know this is a common excuse of LE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erich View Post
    I've got other things to worry about.

    To be honest, I'm sure it's just that the civil servants/officers who are processing the apps are overwhelmed. That's certainly the case here in NM and in UT. And we're talking about a low priority: would you rather have actual crimes solved or background checks done? Well, the cops agree.

    But usually these time frames are built into the law from the legislature. I know in MN LE was complaining about how much overtime they would incur but it never happened. Now a lot may do with some states having many more permits issued than others but I still think it is an excuse to keep applicants waiting. And why would the legislature think it will take months to do a background check when as I said they are using computers?

    I have a niece that did this for one county sheriff for awhile and she said it was about an hour out of her normal day. She was in one of the higher populated counties too.
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    Our local county sheriff and county clerk were in collusion to delay processing and also made up their own illegal rules regarding permits. They would sit on the print cards and only send them to the State Police once a month. Our state organization had to file a lawsuit in Circuit Court, and it was settled by a consent decree whereby the sheriff and county clerk agreed to abide by the law as written and to expedite the permit process.
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    We really do have apples and oranges ....... considering other end of the spectrum here in PA - my county at least. Whole deal is done in SO - fill in form, take pic - do check - pay money - issue permit. 30 minutes?!

    I know beaurocracy can be slow but do feel that some very long wait periods are close to anti-gun - the way they come over.
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    Some states take longer. Took me 6 months, know someone who it took 11 months!
    They send info to the FBI and state, local Sheriff calls references and applicant, does background check, then it ages on Judges desk waiting for final word.
    It could take a lot less time, but isn't a priority.

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    Our city chief takes full advantage of renewals laws of ccw.Maine there's
    a 60 day time limit but if they run over your old permit still good
    until your new one arrives.it took 88 days for my renewal and 60 days for my first permit.You think the renewal would be quicker
    but go figure?

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    I believe for some states it is the state police or other state agency that handles the licensing while other states leaves it up the county. I'd imagine that the county version run more quickly due to the lower total number of applicants and 50+ people, one in each county or so, handling things instead of a few doing it for the entire state.

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    i believe alot of it is just a stall tactic,,,

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