What are my Chances for a Permit to Carry???

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by lilhead12345, Feb 4, 2011.

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  1. lilhead12345

    lilhead12345 New Member

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    Hi everyone, My name is Christopher White.

    I just bought my 1st handgun because I feel that someone is out to get me.

    I now want to apply for a permit to carry but after reading and doing some research I see that that is damn near impossible in the state of MD.

    Well I got the gun for protection because it seems as if the past couple of months someone has been trying to hurt me.

    I just bought my 1st house and I have been living it it for about 3 years. In the past 6-7 months my house has been broken in to 3 times with the last time being the worse. BG's came thru my window while I was at work but my roommate was home. They tied him up and proceeded to take everything of value in my home. All this happened to me led me to seek out protection. Not to mention my car was stolen but that was due to my own negligence.

    Since the last break in my girlfriend and I have been afraid to sleep home because we fear that someone is trying to hurt us or may try to rob us again while we are home. It has has been so bad that that my girlfriend choices to sleep at my mothers house at times when she's afraid.

    I have police reports for all 3 incidents and I just want to know how would that affect my chances to get a permit to carry.


    Thank You
    I live in Baltimore City
    My gun of choice as of now is springfeld xd 40
     
  2. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    lilhead,

    I think the first thing I would do would be to invest in having an alarm system put in my house. You can turn the system on when you go to bed at night and if anyone breaks in the alarm sounds and the alarm monitors will call, if you don’t answer they will call the police to respond.

    Scubie
     

  3. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    I large breed dog probably wouln't be a bad investment either.
     
  4. lilhead12345

    lilhead12345 New Member

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    Alarm System lol, I have one. The 1st time they broke in i was at work so I didnt have my phone with me so they called me 3-4 times before dispatching the police so by that time the bg had time to take a few things and make way.
    When they broke in and tied up my roommate is because we usually never set the alarm when someone is home.

    I have two dogs that are lovable dogs. They would act like alarm dogs more than attack someone. But because they are so damn mischevious, when I let them roam freely when no one is home they get into everything. lol
     
  5. dunerunner

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    Hey!! You guys to the two best ones!!

    You can put in your own alarm system for about $200

    Or, if you're short on cash, get a game camera like this one for $49 Wildview Ez - Cam, Big Game, G.S.M at Sportsman's Guide.

    If the flash doesn't scare them off, it will blind them long enough for your to put two into center mass!

    BTW, the dog doesn't have to be a large breed, small dogs are often be more fierce than a large dog, and both will wake you if anything wierd is going on.
     
  6. dunerunner

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    After looking at your last post, these guys live in your neighborhood. Go to a local electronics store and ask for some boxes. Unload what appears to be hundreds of dollars worth of NEW electronics and carry them into the house. Spend $19 on a UHaul if you want it to be more realistic. Get someone to help you carry that empty box with the virtual 60" LCD HDTV into the house, cause if you carry it by yourself they might catch on.

    Leave for the day, drive two blocks away and sneak back into the house and wait for them with your cell phone and the XD. If you weren't on the opposite coast, I'd do it for you!! :D
     
  7. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Catch it on video. Setup your own home security.

    Getting an XD 40? I'm not so sure this is a great idea for you... unless you are proficient with it, and you are mentally ready to possibly take a human life... if necessary. And, assuming you are financially & mentally ready for the biggest legal battle of your life.

    Look at all your options first, long before you commit to the potential of deadly force.

    Don't get me wrong, buddy. I have guns all over my house. I legally carry a gun, and I keep a gun in my car. My wife carries too. The difference is, we aren't carrying out of fear. We are are simply ready for the un-expected. there is a difference....
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Great, you have identified the problem. Now move ;)
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Chances of gettin a CCW in the city of Body-more? About the same chance that Irving Goldschmidt has of becoming Pope.




    Actually, Irving may have a BETTER chance.
     
  10. winch

    winch New Member

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    No way you are gonna get a CCW permit in MD. Maybe after you have been shot 3 or 4 times they will consider your request.
     
  11. Jpyle

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    Something else to consider...once you buy a gun you will need to secure it in your home since MD will never give you a CCW. Think about the prospect of returning home and looking down the barrel of YOUR gun...
     
  12. skullcrusher

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    I have to ask, why you? Are there breakins going on all over your neighborhood or just your place? Why is someone out to get you or harm you? What did you do?

    I hope you get some training with your new first gun. Take some classes so you know how to handle it safely. I fear that in your paranoia, you are gonna shoot your roommate or girlfriend in confusion.

    1st advice: Take gun safety classes.
    2nd advice: Move
    3rd advice: Find a way to secure your gun when not at home so they can't steal that as well.
     
  13. Fleetman

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    yup, I doubt you'll have your XD for long since break-ins are already established. Time to move. If you can't move, get rid of the gun unless you're prepared to secure it where it absolutely can't be gotten to and/or stolen.....you may have to face your own barrel one day if not.

    I used to live in Md, moved to Texas for awhile and, when moving back, chose Pennsylvania instead of Maryland.....a longer commute for sure but a better move altogether especially when considering Maryland's archaic attitude towards self-protection. Maybe some day in Maryland but not EVER while the current political staff is protecting you!

    We applied for our LTCF (License To Carry Firearms) on a Tuesday via e-mail and received word Thursday that our licenses were ready for pick up. Think Pennsylvania!
     
  14. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is a good idea but I want to add a few things.
    1) Don't tell your room mate, I have a feeling he is in on it.
    2) Forget all of this and MOVE to a nicer part of town, minus the room mate.
    3) Still get the alarm.
     
  15. paul

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    Chances for permit CHL

    I don't know if reports of breakins will "help" you obtain a CHL permit, but since you can obviously legally own a firearm, go to the net. find a state to obtain a concealed license. I'm a TX resident who will go through the Florida CWL program for my permit to carry, reason being, military background qualifies for proof of being proficient, or other means of proving you can shoot and be safe, NRA classes etc. FL also is recognized by more states than TX. Don't you guys have a "Castle" law, where you won't need a permit @ home to use a firearm for protection against home forcible robbery. In the mean time, I hope you will have the protection, provided somehow, your family needs to feel safe:)
     
  16. paul

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    chances for chl

    Hi Chris, as you can already tell, you will receive good sound advice and sometimes ? My suggestion, use the good advice, forget the other. As for baiting someone to come into your home so you can kill them, forget that one, I know it's frustrating to have your stuff stolen but petty theft isn't a reason for capitol punishment. True story: IN OKC, 2001, a property owner "baited" a bldg on his property to catch a thief, told people he was going to, just so happened, 2 weeks later after trying his technique, he got his chance about 5pm one day, he shot and killed a 13year old boy for basically stealing chicken feed. Farmer got 20years, manslaughter, a family lost a young boy, was the kid wrong, yes, but he didn't deserve death from an old man with a double barrel shotgun who just wanted to taste blood and be a hero in his own mind. Good luck with your situation.
     
  17. NGIB

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    Great way to go to jail in a lot of states. Shooting someone over property is frowned upon by our justice system. If you are in college, I suggest you take a few law classes...
     
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  18. wilddawg1

    wilddawg1 New Member

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    ccw in md

    yep someone hit it on the head if you can own a gun i suggest you file for your ccw in a state the receprocates like maybe virgina or nc. when i was being delayed i was going to file in fla even though i live in nc they told me it would be no problem a week later nc suddenly came up with my ccw it would be worth the drive and fill out your paper work or go online get your forms and sumbit them either by e fileing or snail mail.
     
  19. NGIB

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    In many (most, all?) states, a resident having a non-resident permit accomplishes nothing. Think about it for a second, if you don't qualify for a permit in your state of residence - why would that state recognize an out of state permit? Reciprocity is so state licensed folks can carry in other states that recognize their home state permit. I guarantee you that if you're a GA resident - a Florida permit is worth nothing here...
     
  20. Iceman89m

    Iceman89m New Member

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    Have to agree on the roommate being in on it, I also think the empty box setup is a great idea, I think a way around the leagal BS would to have a nice pump shotgun waitin for them with the first 2 rounds being chambered in the line of dry beans, rubber shot or good old rock salt (not intentionaly leathal)and the remainder of the feed tube filled with 00 buckjust in case the first 2 rounds didnt get your point across...
     
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