Constitutional Carry and getting your CCW

Living in Arizona where we have Constitutional Carry, I have wondered what is a good reason to get my CCW Permit. After thinking about it for a while & being a USCCA member for several years, I figured why not. In the past every time I have gone thru the NICS check mine came back instantly, and I do mean instantly. Others had been waiting an hour of more & mine comes back, BANG. I’ve gotten some strange looks from people and a more than one clerk has been surprised. I’ve been+ surprised myself, but never more so than this week. The Arizona Department of Public Safety Concealed Carry Weapons permit states that it will take 60 to 75 working days to process the application. Now for the surprise, I mailed my application to Phoenix on August 14th, I almost fell over, when I saw the DPS envelope in my mail today. Sure enough my permit has been approved. Six Days, Hurray for Arizona DPS

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In my state of Ohio, I just had to make an appointment with the county sheriffs department. Went online and filed the application and got my appointment for the next day. Showed up the following day and was issued my permit within a half hour.

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Wisconsin’s turn around time lately has been less than a week!

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Hi Dawn, Good to see you, NickC good to hear from you. I’m really glad that there are states working hard to get Citizens their CCW Permits. While there are some states making it nearly impossible to exercise your Second Amendment rights. I hope the other county sheriffs in Ohio are as quick about it as yours. Stay safe & Bless you both. I would love to hear from others about you experience of getting your CCW permit.

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Thank you @Daniel18

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My instincts and gut tell me there is something more going on!
The NICS check usually comes in 5 minutes.
Renewing CCW takes 20 minutes. New CCW 90 days! In my neck of the woods.

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I really don’t know why, before I got my CCW I never had to wait 5 minutes. I talked to two guys today who submitted their CCW applications during the first week of July & neither one has received their permit. I would love to know why I keep getting such fast approval.

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Maybe you’re on a terrorist watch list and part of the new operation “Fast and Furious as can be”! Are you an ex felon?:+1: If it seems that unusual, I would watch my six. If it’s to good to be true…

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My paperwork went in June 2nd. SLED who handles CPW for SC has gone from 90 days to 90 working days. I’m still waiting for it to come back.

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I just had the same experience with Arizona DPS - took about a week. I had been expecting the dreaded two month turnaround, also, so this was a very pleasant (and exceptional) example of competence from a government agency :slight_smile:

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so what I came to understand is… you have a secret admirer at the Public Safety department… :laughing: :laughing:

In regards to reason to get a Permit, I would ask, how often to you leave the State? A permit would allow you to carry in other States depending on which. If you had to come to Utah, you would need a Permit to carry concealed here. The same idea would apply to majority of States. I always recommend that people get a Permit even in a State that allows carry without a Permit like AZ or ID.
Utah has a law that a Permit must be issued within 60 days of the clerk receiving a valid application.

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@Scott52 There is one person with the same spelling of my last name who is on the watch list, Never a felon, just retired Army.

@Mlman, I am sorry they are being so slow about your permit.

@Randal3 Kudos for Arizona Dept. of Public Safety.

@Steven147 I don’t think I have an admirer, I Haven’t traveled much, but I may now that I have my permit. I think I may know why my NICS checks have always been so fast. I have my degree in Computer Robotics, & in 1988 I had to get a clearance to service high end Military equipment on an Installation. I don’t have the badge any more but the clearance is still in my FBI File.

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I’ll see what NC is soon in training .

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I received my conceal carry permit from local Sheriffs department. I am so glad to have found, joined, and found instructor for training in order to achieve this goal. THANKS USCCA.

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Congrats, and thanks for being a responsible firearm owner. We need as many as we can get.

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Beverly4, I got my CCW in NC in less than 60 days. At the time they told me 45 to 60 days. I also think it varies fom county to county.

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Hi Daniel22, NC does it county by county? Arizona has the Department of Public Safety handles the CCW applications. I think it’s better to have a single department handle the process.

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Here in Michigan it took 30 days to get my cpl in the mail. :+1: after turning in my app and finger printing.

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Yes in NC you have to apply in the county you reside in. And some counties issue quicker than others. Also some counties require your to make an appointment to get fingerprinted and turn in your application, luckily mine does not because I have heard some counties only had open appointments several months out.

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