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Old 10-26-2007, 02:44 PM
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Does anyone have a hassle renewing their CCW's?

In some states, a CCW renewal is far from automatic as I am informed by friends in other states. Here in PA, just like NH, it is not a stressor event.

Are there any "horror stories" out there?

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Old 10-27-2007, 12:02 PM
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The very first time we had to renew here in Florida the state asked that we submit new fingerprint records. Everyone raised a stink (fingerprints don't change) so the state backed-off. Now we only have to submit new photos. The system is now working like a well oiled machine.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:21 AM
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Hey Adam

Being from Massachusetts what do you think I would say..........
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:31 AM
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buckhunter,

I have been there and done that.

I recall one police department in MA would ONLY do fingerprint cards on Tuesdays between 2:00-3:00 p.m. The problem was ONLY detective "Smith" did permit prints and he was USUALLY, "At court, on vacation or at training out of the area." Applicants went weekly for many weeks to get their prints taken for their permits.

Has anything changed?

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:29 AM
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a lot. Now anybody, even for a long gun permit has to attend a course. Separate permit for a Class B which is transportation to range and hunting and a non high capicity magizine then there is the Class A(high cap mags and CCW). What a hassle.Had one for over 35 years and still get jerked aroung every time. Usually just say go ahead and rejcet my application. they have no real reason to reject me and they just try. Our cheif is scared of legal action so I end up getting it. Just gotta threaten softly.

An yes they are the most uncoopertive SOB's I have ever met.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:15 PM
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buckhunter,

Many thanks for the MA update. I worked out of our Boston office for 26 years and resided in Salem, NH. Being an agent, my (non-resident) permit process was easy compared to others in my gun club.

By the way, none of the armed bad guys I arrested ever had a MA permit or FID Card BECAUSE they had a record as long as your arm, and could not qualify for a permit. I often mentioned that to MA politicians and locals and they just did not "Get It!"

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Old 11-19-2007, 06:03 PM
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I'll let you know next June, when its time to renew mine.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:35 PM
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Missouri just passed concealed carry 3 years ago. Permits last 3 years. Got my renewal notice and had 90 days to renew or you have to retake the class ($75-$150), then go though for a new permit. Went to the sherrifs office (permit renewal 2 days a week for 4 hours each day), paid $50 and had one week to get my drivers license updated ($17). Good to go for 3 more years. Simple enough and worth every penny.

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:35 PM
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Here in MN every 5 years you have to retake Handgun Self-Defense Course. I've been through the course 3 times. This year will be the 4th time I've taken the course. It runs two nights a week, two hours a night, for 3 weeks. It's the same stuff I've been through the past 3 times.

You would think it would be more like the defensive driving course where after the first time you take it, you only have to take a shortened refresher course.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:16 AM
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Being from Wisconsin, what's a concealed carry permit? Retired LE Officer (State) and can not get one even under the Federal Law covering retired officers. Carry a cell phone so I can call 911.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:44 AM
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Washington state is a "must issue" state. If you have no felonies and no violent crimes in your past they have to issue you a permit. Once the permit is issued it can only be taken if you commit a violent crime or felony.
If they don't issue to someone who is legally acceptable then the issuer can be sued for civil rights violation and criminally prosecuted.
I just renewed mine again and had no problems at all.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:06 PM
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I live in TN and have been waiting eight weeks for my renewal. They said that I had to have another back ground check and it "takes time". I donít know what they are up to but I donít trust they and my permit has expired.

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Old 06-03-2008, 05:42 PM
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Here in CA I have to renew every 2 years. Costs about $80-90, takes about 2 weeks, and I have to attend a 4 hour class.
Been toting for about 50 years and have had no difficulty to date.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:42 PM
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Here in TN we renew through the driver license office. In the past I have found the these people that have so much control over our lives don't know much at all about their jobs.

When my wife and I did the renewal papers we were told that we could NOT carry after the permits expired. These people are part of the state police (not LEO though) and yet they give out wrong information, at least to me and my wife, many times about many different thing.

Today I take time to go by and try to find out when I will hear something. I was told they could not help me with that info and was given a number to call. The nice lady on the other end of the phone got my info and said they had my info since 3/25/08 and they hoped to be caught up soon. Then she tells me I CAN still carry, I just need to keep my copy of the renewal app with me.

I sure miss living in Alabama. You just go in, pay your $10.00 and leave with new permit.


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Old 06-15-2008, 07:45 PM
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renewing ccw

Adam
I live in Pa i do not have any hassle renewing my ccw may be there is a problem with your sheriff or your police dept

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