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My hat's off to the folks in Florida's Division of Licensing. :congrats::congrats::congrats::congrats:

I received the notice to renew my CWP about two weeks ago. My license expires in April of 2010. Since I assumed it would take a few weeks to process, I got my new photo, filled out the necessary paperwork, and mailed everything on 12/8 09. My check cleared the bank on 12/11/09 and on 12/17/09 my renewed permit arrived in the mail.

Nine days, door to door. Florida has generally been a very firearms friendly state, but this was amazing. Good job Florida.

By the way, Gov. Chas. Crist wants to be Senator Crist. Think that had anything to do with this efficiency??? I'm just saying.
 

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That's got to be a new record.:yup:
Good news is that permits are being issued rather quickly, hopefully the bad news is NOT that fewer individuals are getting their permits.
And yes...I think Crist's political future may have something to do with the quick service. Of the things that I dislike about Crist, his support to gun owners is not one of them.

Stay armed...:31:...stay safe!
 

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My hat's off to the folks in Florida's Division of Licensing. :congrats::congrats::congrats::congrats:

I received the notice to renew my CWP about two weeks ago. My license expires in April of 2010. Since I assumed it would take a few weeks to process, I got my new photo, filled out the necessary paperwork, and mailed everything on 12/8 09. My check cleared the bank on 12/11/09 and on 12/17/09 my renewed permit arrived in the mail.

Nine days, door to door. Florida has generally been a very firearms friendly state, but this was amazing. Good job Florida.

By the way, Gov. Chas. Crist wants to be Senator Crist. Think that had anything to do with this efficiency??? I'm just saying.
It is good that you received your permit renewal. It is also good that you received it in a timely manner.

This would not seem out of the ordinary to me. You have already had a permit that was in good standing. Since you are not a BG, it was only a matter of the state clearing your check.:smile:
 

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I have one friend that got his permit in 9 days, and one that got ther permit in FOUR, yes FOUR (4) days.

Of course we live in Tallahassee, but 4 days? That is amazing!

The Dep. of Agriculture has been spitting these things out fast lately.
 

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I have one friend that got his permit in 9 days, and one that got ther permit in FOUR, yes FOUR (4) days.

Of course we live in Tallahassee, but 4 days? That is amazing!

The Dep. of Agriculture has been spitting these things out fast lately.
Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped. Tx Dept of Ag issues my pest control licenses but that makes sense because we are an extension of crop dusting, enviromental concerns, etc. What's the connection of guns and Ag in FL?

I always assumed every state involved it's public safety/law enforcement entity.
 

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Things are still rather slow, overall, it seems. My son requested an appointment with the regional office, in Orlando, in late October, and the appt. is set for mid January. But, at least it should process quickly from there, hopefully.
 

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Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped. Tx Dept of Ag issues my pest control licenses but that makes sense because we are an extension of crop dusting, enviromental concerns, etc. What's the connection of guns and Ag in FL?

I always assumed every state involved it's public safety/law enforcement entity.
FL Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Beyond that, who knows.
 

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Renewals are much simplier than initial applications, but considering the massive backlog that section has, nine days is excellent. And, now it's good for 7 years.
 

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That's got to be a new record.:yup:
Good news is that permits are being issued rather quickly, hopefully the bad news is NOT that fewer individuals are getting their permits.
And yes...I think Crist's political future may have something to do with the quick service. Of the things that I dislike about Crist, his support to gun owners is not one of them.

Stay armed...:31:...stay safe!
I can tell you that it is NOT due to a reduction in CCW permit requests. My wife took her class and you can now go directly to a Dept of Ag office where they do photo, fingerprinting, everything and you get it back in 2 weeks. Well, she called for an appt and they said that they do them every half hour and all appts are booked through mid January. I'd say that is pretty good proof that they are still getting quite a few requests.

What I read here is good news though, I can tell her to submit the old fashioned way and she may get it sooner.
 

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My hat's off to the folks in Florida's Division of Licensing. :congrats::congrats::congrats::congrats:

I received the notice to renew my CWP about two weeks ago. My license expires in April of 2010. Since I assumed it would take a few weeks to process, I got my new photo, filled out the necessary paperwork, and mailed everything on 12/8 09. My check cleared the bank on 12/11/09 and on 12/17/09 my renewed permit arrived in the mail.

Nine days, door to door. Florida has generally been a very firearms friendly state, but this was amazing. Good job Florida.

By the way, Gov. Chas. Crist wants to be Senator Crist. Think that had anything to do with this efficiency??? I'm just saying.

Florida is #1
 

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Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped. Tx Dept of Ag issues my pest control licenses but that makes sense because we are an extension of crop dusting, enviromental concerns, etc. What's the connection of guns and Ag in FL?

I always assumed every state involved it's public safety/law enforcement entity.
The object, when the reform movement occured, was to have the licenses issued from a totally unbiased and independant authority.

Experience in other jurisdictions has clearly shown that when left in the hands of LE or Judicial powers that arbitrary issuance was a real problem.........IE: W.Va had to REMOVE granting authority from it'
s judiciary......SC SLED is another good example of LE foot dragging in such matters.

Prior to the '87 bill, licenses were issued by the various county commissions.........some did so readily, some, primarily in larger more urbanized county's didn't......regardless of the FSC ruling that a license was a matter of right and not discretion. Apparently our system has worked at LEAST as well as those seated in PS circles, and probably better than most.
 

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Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped. Tx Dept of Ag issues my pest control licenses but that makes sense because we are an extension of crop dusting, enviromental concerns, etc. What's the connection of guns and Ag in FL?

Pesticide licenses allows you to handle materials to get rid of pest.
CCW permit allows you to handle material to get rid of pest.
Makes sense to me.
 

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The object, when the reform movement occured, was to have the licenses issued from a totally unbiased and independant authority.

Experience in other jurisdictions has clearly shown that when left in the hands of LE or Judicial powers that arbitrary issuance was a real problem.........IE: W.Va had to REMOVE granting authority from it'
s judiciary......SC SLED is another good example of LE foot dragging in such matters.

Prior to the '87 bill, licenses were issued by the various county commissions.........some did so readily, some, primarily in larger more urbanized county's didn't......regardless of the FSC ruling that a license was a matter of right and not discretion. Apparently our system has worked at LEAST as well as those seated in PS circles, and probably better than most.
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks.

I'm always curious about the differences and why. I think it helps raise awareness of what's wrong with our own states when we consider what the other states have going on. I'm still leaning towards Vermont being the one who has it right the most - but I'm open for being taught differently.

What I see is that most people think their state has it right but I think that's a result of "What I grew up in is the way it should be" without really stepping back and considering everything.

Like, I find it interesting that Wisconsin has, pretty much, the opposite rules that Texas has. I'm sure the avg citizen in each thinks their state has it right but how can that be? One allows open carry and not concealed and the other allows concealed but not open carry. Even if you add the two together you still don't equal Vermont.
 

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I can tell you that it is NOT due to a reduction in CCW permit requests. My wife took her class and you can now go directly to a Dept of Ag office where they do photo, fingerprinting, everything and you get it back in 2 weeks. Well, she called for an appt and they said that they do them every half hour and all appts are booked through mid January. I'd say that is pretty good proof that they are still getting quite a few requests.

What I read here is good news though, I can tell her to submit the old fashioned way and she may get it sooner.
Right on. I live in Okaloosa County, made my appt yesterday for the wife and I. First available was late January 2010, but they said we would get our license within two weeks after that. I think most folks here are talking about renewals or replacements. A first time issue sent the old fashioned way could still take up to 90 days I hear.
 

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Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped. Tx Dept of Ag issues my pest control licenses but that makes sense because we are an extension of crop dusting, enviromental concerns, etc. What's the connection of guns and Ag in FL?

Pesticide licenses allows you to handle materials to get rid of pest.
CCW permit allows you to handle material to get rid of pest.
Makes sense to me.
:haha:

Well, it is a true statement that I really am a Hired Killer. Got the licenses and clients and insurance to prove it.

I've been protecting people, property, animals and food for decades. :comeandgetsome:

( Actually the licenses only allow me to charge money for it - anyone can handle the chemicals if they want to do it for themselves - Getting them may be the hard part without a license. I just bring knowledge, experience and insurance to the table. )
 

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Dept of Ag issues Fl conceal licenses? :confused: I'm stumped.

I always assumed every state involved it's public safety/law enforcement entity.
The Florida Dept. of Agriculture also licenses and regulates private security businesses (armed security officers, private investigators, etc).

If I had to guess, I'd say that when the Florida legislature was passing the concealed carry license laws, someone thought "Hmm, well concealed carry is kinda similar to private security..."

In that regard, its not much different than Texas. DPS handles both private security licenses and CHL's.

The object, when the reform movement occured, was to have the licenses issued from a totally unbiased and independant authority.

Experience in other jurisdictions has clearly shown that when left in the hands of LE or Judicial powers that arbitrary issuance was a real problem.........
Smart move, on Florida's part. Makes alot of sense. :congrats:
 
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