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Well I felt like an idiot today...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fatheroffive, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. Fatheroffive

    Fatheroffive Member

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    at the gun shop. I had ordered my first ever handgun... 2 Romanian Tokarev pistols from Classic Arms in Charlotte. I go to pick them up today from the FFL and he looks at me and says "i need to see your drivers license and your handgun permit"... :what:"I am sorry my handgun permit?" I said with a puzzled look on my face. It was at that moment that the imaginary DUNCE hat was placed on top of my head in front of a very busy gun shop. I think I heard an audible chuckle from behind me... :banghead:

    Needless to say the FFL was very nice and explained everything to me, so it will likely take a week or 2 for me to be able to pick up my Tokarev's.

    Please someone make me feel better and tell me that I am not the only one this has ever happened too... :)
     
  2. paul

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    Sorry 'bout that, I do feel your pain...
    I have a handgun permit...
    It's called the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.:)
    Good luck, and hope all works out in your favor, quickly.
    p
     
  3. Impureclient

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    handgun permit?
     
  4. Leanwolf

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    Are you required to have a "handgun permit" in North Carolina, to buy a handgun??

    L.W.
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    In California, you have to pay $25 and take a quiz to get your Handgun Safety Card (good for 5 years), then you have to pay $25 + dealer fees if any, then pay for the gun. Then, ten days later, you can go get it.

    I didn't say "guns" because you can't buy two handguns. You can only buy one every 30 days.

    There's no reason you should feel like an idiot. Gun laws never make much sense (except in the light of history, where a handgun permit in the Carolinas was issued if you passed a certain test, involving your complexion).
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    Yes.

    AFAIK it's a relic of Jim Crow. Separate but equal: both white and black citizens could apply for a permit if they wanted to...
     
  7. average_shooter

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    You are not alone. It was only slightly embarrassing and a bit frustrating, but it all worked out in the end.

    Now, right before handing over the cash, hitting the mag release, fumbling the mag and dropping in onto the floor while the counter guy and God only knows who else watched...that was embarrassing...
     
  8. Fatheroffive

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    They told me that I needed to go to the Sherrifs Department in downtown Raleigh (Wake County) to the "Handgun Permit office" and apply for a permit. They stated that it was $5 each with a maximum of 5 at any given time and that they lasted 5 years. So if I thought I may be purchsing again in the next 5 years I may as well go ahead, pay the $25 for 5 of them. Once they complete the check (week or so) they will call me to come and pick them up. Then I can bring 2 of the permits to the FFL to pick up the handguns.

    So it will take 2 trips downtown (totalling about 2 hours of my time) and $25 for 5 permits.
     
  9. c5_nc

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    You probably should have applied for a C&R in advance, since they could have been mailed directly to you then, It probably would have already paid for itself ($30 for 3 years).
     
  10. yeti

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    VERMONT, the only thing you don't need permits for, are guns.
     
  11. nathan

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    You will love the tokarev pistol. I have a Chicom 54 -1 and its a hoot to shoot. It gobbles the Romanian ammo with no hiccup. I can rapid fire a full mag in seconds.

    Even the Viet Army today still uses them. It looks ugly and old world but it has its own beauty once you shoot it.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  12. DFW1911

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    Wow, that's crazy! There's nothing to be embarrassed over...how on earth are we supposed to remember every stinking rule???

    One benefit of being a CHL in Texas is you get to skip the background check when you buy from an FFL.
     
  13. Fatheroffive

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    What is a CHL in Texas?
     
  14. nathan

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    The best is a face to face deal in a private sale
     
  15. Grassman

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    PERMIT?? I've said it before, and I'll say it again................AIN'T TEXAS GREAT. No permit needed!!!
     
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    Maryland has a one-time requirement for training (and registration).
    http://mdgunsafety.com/
    The online video is actually ok; I'd recommend it as a basic firearms 101 course for complete novices.
     
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    You are required to have a purchase permit, not a permit for the handgun itself. These are required for handguns, and may be used for rifles and shotguns as a bypass to NICS. Usually requires two trips to the sheriff's office, one to apply, one to pickup and pay, for your county and are $5 each with a max of 5 per trip. How frequently you make trips to the sheriff's office for permits isn't regulated, but I'm sure they keep a tally.

    Or you can get your CCW and that counts for the permit and/or NICS for handguns and long guns.

    Having a purchase permit is also technically required for FTF sales of handguns but not long guns.
     
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    Here in NC it makes sense to get your Concealed Carry Permit. You do not need individual hadgun permits when you have your CCP. To get your CC permit you must take an approved 8 hour course and then apply through your home county Sheriff's Dept. The fees are around $100 bucks for the course and $100 bucks for the permit. It takes about 90 days or less to get approved and is good for five years before renewal.

    That way you can make impulse purchases as long as you have your CCP with you :)
     
  19. BHP FAN

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    Tokarev is a wonderfull gun.I've had mine for years, put about a metric ton of ammo through it,then converted it to 9mm,put a few thousand more rounds through it,replaced the recoil spring,and it's still ticking.The Timex of pistols.
     
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    I don't mean to be rude but I am going to assume that A. you don't know who your state legislator is and B. that you have not contacted it to demand that this outrage be repealed. Again, I don't mean to be rude but this is usually the truth.

    I would hope you are outraged enough to get involved. http://www.ncrpa.org/ http://www.grnc.org/

    Here is a good gem from the ncrpa website:
     
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  21. alaskanativeson

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    Yeah, but it ain't Alaska: No CCW needed!
    (And you don't get those -40 winds coming off of the Bering Sea - But maybe you think that's a good thing! :D )
     
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    Grassman,

    No, Texas isn't THAT great -- it's still backwards in some ways re: gun issues. Mainly, it's not a Gold Star Open Carry state.

    But we hope that will come soon.

    -- John D.
     
  23. ThrottleJockey

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    I too was victim of this. In MN you must have a "permit to purchase" for handguns and EBRs. But not for shotguns and hunting/sniper rifles. Don't expect the rules to make sense, after all the people making them don't make sense either. I felt sort of stupid, but more angry about the obvious infringement upon my 2a rights.
     
  24. Grassman

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    I stated before, I'm no fan of open carry. If that's your thing, go for it, I would rather conceal.
     
  25. polekitty

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    Permits, and rights

    Kentucky is pretty good too. If you are a Ky resident you can carry your loaded handgun in the "factory installed glove box" witn no "permit" or license required. If you want to jump out of your car and take your gun into K-Mart you need the CCDW licnse. And please note: It's a LICENSE, not a "permit." Also, it is not a "gun license." It is a deadly weapon license. This covers guns, blackjacks, brass knuckles, knives and daggers and other sharp objects, and batons. No license required for open carry. However, since open carry makes the natives (liberals) nervouse, they prefer that you not carry open now that we have the CCDW license. We can also buy, all at one tme, as many "shooting thingies" as our credit card will cover.
     
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