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I live in Washington State and I had misplaced my Pistol Permit. So today I went down to the Law Enforcement Support Agency (where you have to go to get the permits now). I got there at 8:30 am when they opened. There were about 50 people in the office and a 20 foot line out the door. They said it has been this way since the CT incident. Inside you pick a number and wait for service. It took 2-1/2 hours for them to get to me. It seems like there is a run on permits now in WA State. I also found out a couple of interesting things talking to some of the employees there. One of them is that the information on permit holders will not be made public in WA State and that info will only be available to law enforcement. I am also happy to live in a shall issue state.
 

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I live in Washington State and I had misplaced my Pistol Permit. So today I went down to the Law Enforcement Support Agency (where you have to go to get the permits now). I got there at 8:30 am when they opened. There were about 50 people in the office and a 20 foot line out the door. They said it has been this way since the CT incident. Inside you pick a number and wait for service. It took 2-1/2 hours for them to get to me. It seems like there is a run on permits now in WA State. I also found out a couple of interesting things talking to some of the employees there. One of them is that the information on permit holders will not be made public in WA State and that info will only be available to law enforcement. I am also happy to live in a shall issue state.

Yes, Ohio is a shall issue as well thankfully. unless they find out you're a wife beater (or other disqualifying crimes) they have to issue you a permit.
 

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I was at the sheriffs office two days ago (southern Ohio) for my wife's CCW and the deputy said that there's a class in about 2 1/2 weeks that already has 52 people signed up so far! I also asked what the percentage of CCW citizens in our county is.....there are about 5000 CCW packing citizens currently out of about 64,000 people. That's not quite 13% BUT most of the population is under 21 so theres a lot of adults packing heat around me.
 

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law enforcement doesnt even get access to the permit list in wisconsin
 

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law enforcement doesnt even get access to the permit list in wisconsin
who does the background checks and issues the permits then? In Ohio, you have to pay money to the county sheriff to do your background check, so they know who does and who does not have a permit.
 

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who does the background checks and issues the permits then? In Ohio, you have to pay money to the county sheriff to do your background check, so they know who does and who does not have a permit.
The local (county) sheriff's office in Georgia also conducts the background checks for a Georgia Weapon's License as well. However, it is my understanding that they aren't involved in the actual issuance of the permit, since that is under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court of the respective county.

In some states the issuance of a CCW is tied to automobile registration, so if your tag is run during a traffic stop, the officer will know whether the registered owner of that vehicle has been issued a permit.
 

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treehugger49 said:
The local (county) sheriff's office in Georgia also conducts the background checks for a Georgia Weapon's License as well. However, it is my understanding that they aren't involved in the actual issuance of the permit, since that is under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court of the respective county.

In some states the issuance of a CCW is tied to automobile registration, so if your tag is run during a traffic stop, the officer will know whether the registered owner of that vehicle has been issued a permit.
That's how it works in Ohio, unless it was changed.
 

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I thought I would follow up on this. I had received my replacement permit and found that it expires May 2013. I wend down to the sheriff office on 4/15 about 10:30am, had to wait about 15 minutes to do the renewal. Got my new permit today in the mail. Pretty impressed with the service this time.
 

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The dangest thing in Florida is the Department of Agriculture does the CCW permiting. Go figure......

I am betting politics was involved.......
 

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I thought I would follow up on this. I had received my replacement permit and found that it expires May 2013. I wend down to the sheriff office on 4/15 about 10:30am, had to wait about 15 minutes to do the renewal. Got my new permit today in the mail. Pretty impressed with the service this time.
I've had both WA and OR CCW's for about 17 years now and have been impressed with the efficiency and courtesy of both States in the arena.

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I thought there were no background checks in America. I am surprised that some on this forum would comply with background checks with all the talk of standing up to government and not complying regards gun controls. Still its better than here.
 

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I thought there were no background checks in America. I am surprised that some on this forum would comply with background checks with all the talk of standing up to government and not complying regards gun controls. Still its better than here.
Been background checks for awhile----
 

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I thought there were no background checks in America. I am surprised that some on this forum would comply with background checks with all the talk of standing up to government and not complying regards gun controls. Still its better than here.
yes there are background checks. when you purchase a firearm from an FFL they call in for a background check. when you apply for a CC permit they do a background check. been that way for several years now.
 

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I thought I would follow up on this. I had received my replacement permit and found that it expires May 2013. I wend down to the sheriff office on 4/15 about 10:30am, had to wait about 15 minutes to do the renewal. Got my new permit today in the mail. Pretty impressed with the service this time.
Lol man I would have been frustrated as hell glad it went ok this time.
 

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who does the background checks and issues the permits then? In Ohio, you have to pay money to the county sheriff to do your background check, so they know who does and who does not have a permit.
Jefferson county sheriffs office did mine, i took the class then took my paperwork with cert that i had done the class next day i was carrying.And i am also in Ohio.
 

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I thought there were no background checks in America. I am surprised that some on this forum would comply with background checks with all the talk of standing up to government and not complying regards gun controls. Still its better than here.
You thought wrong ,most all gun sales require a background check in america,unless you are a dealer everyone has to have one unless you buy it from an individual, but that is subject to change soon i think.But even then that gun ever gets used in a crime be sure you have a bill of sale from when you sold that gun to whom ever it was you sold it too.
 

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Here in Oklahoma the permit process can and does take 90 to 120 days from time of submitting paperwork. I do question to some extent the reasoning of some of the applicants. In the carry class I attended, some of the folks had never handled a gun in their lives. They did get their 50 rounds down range, hit the target a few times and managed not to shoot any class members. The point is, shouldn't they be more aware of handling and safety with firearms. The class was more geared on legalities. Heaven help they should ever have to pull a gun in defense. The outcome may be a disaster.
 

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Here in Oklahoma the permit process can and does take 90 to 120 days from time of submitting paperwork. I do question to some extent the reasoning of some of the applicants. In the carry class I attended, some of the folks had never handled a gun in their lives. They did get their 50 rounds down range, hit the target a few times and managed not to shoot any class members. The point is, shouldn't they be more aware of handling and safety with firearms. The class was more geared on legalities. Heaven help they should ever have to pull a gun in defense. The outcome may be a disaster.
IMO, the covering of the legalities is very important. i think that for beginners, they might put more emphasis on the handling and use of a firearm. my also have always advocated, that a person practice on a regular basis.

i will also add this, just because a person is legal to carry and can doesn't always mean they should. carrying is a very huge responsibility and if not treated peoperly can be more liability for the person than asset.
 

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I thought there were no background checks in America. I am surprised that some on this forum would comply with background checks with all the talk of standing up to government and not complying regards gun controls. Still its better than here.
There is a big difference between laws that have been on the books for many, many years... and new law that would reclassify LAC's as criminals should they refuse to comply... but of course your trolling, tea and crumpet self already knew that.

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There is a big difference between laws that have been on the books for many, many years... and new law that would reclassify LAC's as criminals should they refuse to comply... but of course your trolling, tea and crumpet self already knew that.

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LMAO ,yea the brits are very strange are they not?I have never figured out their way of thinking , and owe us for the two times we saved em from becoming nazi speaking slaves, not to mention the two wars they lost to us ,revolutionary war, war of 1812, they have to stop fighting to have their tea lol.No wonder they lost their gun rights to busy drinking tea and worrying about who is gonna take the throne when the old dino queen finnaly does pass on .:rolleyes:
 
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