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Finally eligible for California CCW!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DRZinn, Apr 28, 2005.

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  1. DRZinn

    DRZinn Member

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    I was recently made a supervisor (after a whopping 1.5 months on the job, and assistant manager next week) of the store where I work. This frequently involves taking deposits of up to $10,000 or more to the bank, sometime after dark.

    I'm in a quandary. It'll cost $140 just to apply, even if I'm rejected. :(

    And does anyone know if military training can replace the safety course they want?
     
  2. Noban

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    Doc - You should call the issuing authority (sheriff, police chief) and ask them directly. In Santa Barbara County, you have to take the test even if you had military experience.
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Where's it say that in the Second Amendment, anyway?
     
  4. DRZinn

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    In the liberal amendment to the Second Amendment, which reads something like this:

     
  5. Phantom Warrior

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    Would the permit be valid all the time or ONLY while you are taking deposits? If it was the first case, I'd say go for it. If the second, that'd be up to you, I guess. I probably wouldn't if it was only valid part of the time.
     
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    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Check the ''fine print'' and hopefully - go for it. I wish you luck. :)
     
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    I don't believe it. You're really Sean Penn aren't you. :neener:
     
  8. DRZinn

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    I'd think it'd have to be valid at all times. My quandary is whether to spend that much money (a whole lot to me) to excercise my rights.
     
  9. Mark in California

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    Go For It Or You Will Always Wonder...????

    Go for it, you will never know unless you try. It really is very little money. On a good weekend you probley blow that much on nothing at all. If you are not willing to "pays your money and takes your chance" then you should never think of a permit again or complain of the stupid rules you must follow. Then for the rest of your life, you will wonder if you screwed up.

    Personally, I find it very hard to beleave that I have employee's working for me that I can practically guarantee a CCW, and they will either not make the effort or say they do not need it. These are people who are firearm qualified, but they cannot see taking it to the next level.

    I worked on getting my permit for seven years (started when I was 22) and when finally got my chance I was in the Cheifs Office the next day. It was good only on a motorcycle in the county. It allowed me to go from house to to the county and back to home in the city. But, it got my foot in the door. Two years later ALL restriction were taken off my permit and I could carry anywhere at anytime.
     
  10. Pilgrim

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    The permit process in the PDRK is designed to discourage people from applying. Don't let them get you down.

    Pilgrim
     
  11. DRZinn

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    Maybe if some kind soul would donate $140 to the Zinn CCW Fund? :D
     
  12. Tinker

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    Doc,

    You got a CCW in **********? And you're not rich, famous or "connected"?

    Did the removal of your left testicle hurt?

    :)
     
  13. TechBrute

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    Zinn, where are you in PRK? Depending on where you are, you will have a varying chance in getting a CCP. In San Diego, it's almost guaranteed based on your "reason for need."

    www.packing.org is going to be your best resource for finding definitive answers. There are guys there you can contact who will help you through the process.
     
  14. DRZinn

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    Yes, I'm in San Diego County. I was checking packing.org, but they didn't have any information on the military training aspect. The big thing for me right now is the money.
     
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    You have a very good chance of getting your CHL. I'd go for it. You'll want to contact the SD County Sheriff to find out about the training. The guy that administers the shooting test in the basement of the SD County Court is very pro-2A. Assuming he hasn't retired (or worse), if you can hit something besides him, he'll pass you.
     
  16. George S.

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    If part of your direct responsibilities are taking the deposits to the bank and in doing so may put you in danger, why not ask your employer to front the cost of the permit?

    Many employers pay for equipment and supplies that are needed to safely perform job duties (saftey equipment, uniforms, tools, etc.) so why not a permit fee??

    It's great to get promotions and pay increases, but when the added responsibilities include the risk of being robbed, assualted or possibly killed, and it's somebody else's money, a responsible company should help you out with the tools needed to do the job safely.
     
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    Most businesses in PRK are anti-gun. Not only will they not fund it, they will take a dim view of him carrying while on company duty. Now, if they don't know, they can't say no.
     
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    Couple of Suggestions

    1. Before you submit your application, do a coule of 'practice runs' on the 'Justification' section. Take a look at the California section of the Gun Owners of America sight and see the 'Justification' comments there for some help in designing your write-up.

    2. If you have any law enforcement acquaintances or other people in positions of respect (pastors, civic organization presidents, etc.), have them write a letter of recommendation supporting your CCW application and stating that you are a person of maturity and sound judgment who has taken the proper training and can pass a criminal background check.

    3. Join the local IDPA and USPSA chapters in your area. IDPA is not as 'sexy' as USPSA (less gamesmanship) but it is very, very practical.
    Good luck and stay safe !!
     
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    Think of the CCW as insurance.
    IF something were to happen you have at least taken the required steps to be legal.
    If you are carrying without the permit, you start out with one strike against you.

    K.
    CCW equipped Kalifornian.
     
  20. DRZinn

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    Worth a try, but my chances of sucess are slim to none. Still, I'll mention it.

    When I'm taking the deposits in, I'm off the clock and on my own time. Though I'm still working, so legally I'm still their responsibility, I suppose. But if they take that dim a view of it, I just won't wear it then. We all know that's not the only time I'd want it.
     
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    My PRK CCW is $165.00 every two years.
     
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    IIRC, here the renewal is only 75.
     
  23. larryw

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    TechBrute, is that opinion or fact? At my company, we don't golf, we shoot. A buddy got his very large, Fortune 500 Silicon Valley high-tech company (that many have ignorantly called anti-) to fund a shooting club that holds a monthly meeting a the local gun clubs; this company pays range fees and ammo expenses (he keeps a replica mini-gun in his office).

    Frankly, "most" of the businesses I encounter are either pro- or don't care.

    I think you're painting with too wide a brush there, my friend. ;)
     
  24. stealthmode

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    good for you

    this guy that i know through a friend got his several months ago in orange county. his reason was that he went shooting one or more times a week and wanted to be able to protect his guns from being stolen and ending up on the street, and he got it. i have been saving my receipts, maybe i will try one day.
     
  25. TechBrute

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    Larry, I am truely happy for you, but I'll stick to my statement that MOST companies are anti. Your company could be said to be the exception. Lucky man... lucky man...

    In fact, I'd be willing to say that most major companies across the US have NO FIREARMS rules in their HR handbook. I've worked for and consulted for around a dozen F500 companies, and every last one had it, without fail.
     
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