Wow. That kind of money for only 2 years?
makes me glad i live in PA, where it's $20, no class needed (Only recommended), no finger prints, one Form, your ID, and walk in processing.
My wife and i both walked in at the dame time, were processed together, and left with both our LTCFs in Less than 20 minutes. We don't need to renew until 9\11\2019. makes me kind of glad I left Cali. as a kid.
Now, before the hate starts, I moved to PA from NY last year, and had a CCW\ Pistol Permit in NY since 1998. Fingerprints, months of waiting, Permit Class, 4 references, and about $350 out of pocket for a Lifetime Permit, which now has to be updated\renewed every 5 years. $3 add\remove, and a limit of 15 handguns unless you have a permit to collect.
This was in rural Western NY. Don't get me started on the cost (monetary and sanity) of a 3 Year Only permit to possess at home permit in NYC. CC permit there can take upwards of a year, and cost thousands. that's if you can get one at all.