Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cash Cow Witness...


Today, a month and a half after I requested it, I finally had my meeting/interview with the RBPD Lt., in the 2nd step to a CCW permit. I had previously filled out all the extensive paperwork and filed it with the RBPD.  
I will say Lt and his aide were nice, friendly and liked my little Sig (I was a bit concerned, as Lt seemed to fondle the little Sig an unnecessary length of time, while whispering "sweeet..."). Oh yes, I can permit no more than three firearms, and each has to be in my name only.
Now I have to wait another two weeks to get the live scan done by the TCSO via appt, then wait for those reports to come back, then back I go to the RBPD to get the "Good Faith" letter that says I can take the required course by a RBPD approved instructor.  (that course is scheduled by the independent instructor). Certified courses taken prior to the Good Faith letter do not count. After the course is completed, the course cert. goes to the RBPD, where the Chief of Police reviews it and decides whether or not he will issue the permit.  In other words, I can complete all of the requirements and pay nearly $500 to get to this point and still be denied a permit.
I went into this knowing it was not necessarily going to be an easy or inexpensive process, but this, this is more of a cash cow scam than anything...

20 comments:

  1. It is really all about the money, isn't it? The folks who made up these rules couldn't care less about protecting the public.

    Sweeeeeeet Sig....

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  2. good heavens-- what a racket. I think I'll stick to just crossing my fingers and hoping I only encounter friendly folks.
    Although, that is an ADORABLE little gun. If I had a gun, I would want one of those. I'm definitely jealous.

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  3. My husband had his interview yesterday. He has already completed his course and now has to wait for the back ground. SCSD has a different process I guess. He has been waiting to get the interview for months though. SCSD is back logged on CCW permits. Good luck with yours. I am sure you will get it.

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  4. In Washington State wife and I went to the sheriffs office and asked for applications filled then out on Friday and the permits came in the mail on Tuesday. done.

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  5. EURIPIES: Yes, or at least it appears to be so. Thanks she is sweeet.

    JENNY: I would be finding out what it takes there. You don't live in the land of fruits & nuts. Can't hurt to go shoot a little Sig, some ranges have them. It's not all about looks...lol

    CINDEE: Awesome hubby! TCSD has much more reasonable requirements & fees, alas I live within the city limits.

    ANON: My son lives in WA state (beautiful country) and has had his permit since he moved there sometime ago. No hassles.

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  6. of COURSE it's all about looks, and that thing is cute as can be, and I want one. (without jumping through fiery hoops. Surely it's easier in TX than the LoF&N, but I'm equal parts lazier than you...)

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  7. Once the government establishes a bureaucracy to regulate something, it eventually all becomes about making you ask permission to do whatever, then pay them for their time to consider your request, while they determine if you have successfully leapt through all the arbitrary hoops they have set up. It is indeed all about power and money = them taking yours.

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  8. Naturally I'm smug because I don't have to jump hoops (anymore) to bear arms. Creds speak for themselves...

    At least California is FINALLY doing this.... after how long, denying people their guaranteed rights?

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  9. Thank you for posting this. It is nice to know that such a structure exists. People such as I only get the news of how easy it is to get a gun. Since hubby has had his two guns for years and years we do not go through this mess.

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  10. That is outrageous... sigh

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  11. They're helping you out, Brig. They're wasting your money so that you won't have to.

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  12. JENNY: I hope you get to try one to see if it's the right fit for you! Have a feeling your gun laws are much more reasonable than here.

    CW: Exactly!

    TABOR: "it is nice to know such a structure exists" The structure exists to exert control over my freedom and extort money from me in the process. It has nothing to do with the safety of myself or others.
    Can you clarify: "we do not go through this mess" ???

    OLD NFO: Damn Straight it is, especial when this is just a political ploy.

    LL: Well they got it wrong!

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  13. If you had extra money, you'd only spend it on yet another pair of exotic boots with dinosaur skin or something even more exotic.

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  14. LL: Nope not into exotic hides, besides I like the only dinosaur I know... LOL.

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  15. Indiana it was about $40, fingerprints and couple week wait. No classes. I think the lifetime, which is what I have now as I'll always keep a little home somewhere in the country in this state, was about $90

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  16. Hi Brighid! I just discovered you and your blog. The first post I read was about your application for a CCW, I read it and said to myself, "Where the h*ll does this woman live? This process is insanity!" Then I checked your profile..... You have my sympathy for the gov. you have to put up with.

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  17. Good grief, I had no idea it was such a complicated and expensive matter to carry a gun. I support the complexities, but think the cash is excessive.

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  18. BRIGID: Sounds eminently reasonable.
    DAV343: Yes I live in the real N Cali and they still try this...
    ARKANSAS PATTI: This convoluted process is in no way enhancing public or private safety. The powers that be simply don't want you to have a gun, period.

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