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waiting on a ccw permit

Discussion in 'Legal' started by tank mechanic, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. tank mechanic

    tank mechanic Member

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    So it is now week five since I went through the process to get a concealed carry permit through El Paso County in Colorado.

    I am failing to understand why it takes such a long time. I know they have to send out the finger print check to CBI and wait for a response, and the Sheriffs department does their own check(?), but why on earth does it take so long?


    As a side question, how much more comprehensive is a ccw back ground check compared to say, getting pulled over and having a police officer run your drivers license?

    I ask this because if the police officer can find your criminal history in a few minutes in a traffic stop, why does it take so long to get your permit?

    If you cannot already tell I am getting pretty antsy.
     
  2. indoorsoccerfrea

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    well, part of the system is probably to keep you waiting in case you have any particular intention behind getting your CCW other than self defense. other than that I cannot imagine why it should take so long. it takes a gun salesmen 20 minutes top to run a background check and give you the gun. I am still waiting for my CCW too, I feel your pain.
     
  3. Corner Pocket

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    Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of my receiving my CHL in the mail. I guess I was one of the fortunate ones here in Texas. It took 93 days for me to receive it after I sent in the application.

    One of my good friends applied for one, sending in his papers the first week of (last) June. As the weeks and months dragged by, I would ask him whether he had received his CHL yet. "No, not yet." I saw him yesterday and learned that he had finally gotten it just a couple of days before. Mercy, that's SIX months! Yikes! :uhoh:

    Corner Pocket
    'pleased to have mine in hand'
     
  4. Treo

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    Terry Maketa is very pro 2nd amendment, he is not deliberately jerking your chain. El Paso county has more CHP holders than any other county in Colorado so I expect they are swamped down at the Sheriff's office.

    As a consolation, Colorado does not require a permit to conceal in your vehicle. and you can open carry every place but the SSR Denver ( Well the M.Ps might get a little bent if you try it on Carson)
     
  5. tank mechanic

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    I have heard that Sheriff Maketa is very pro gun and I know that they are doing what the law requires of them to issue a permit. With the large volume of permits they issue I can imagine that it would be easy to get backed up.

    I used my AZ permit until it expired and so now I am in that limbo stage in between permits.

    Yes, as a consolation Colorado law is very good about the carrying of a handgun outside one's home, I just miss having the permit.
     
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