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    I have been waiting 17 weeks so far. It was supposed to be 8. Then.. the officer who took my application and prints told me not to expect to receive it for 12-14 weeks. At 15 weeks I started calling the station. I spoke to one officer who told me that I wasn't in the denied file, I wasn't in the approved file on his desk and I wasn't in the file cabinet waiting for approvals which means I must be on the chiefs desk waiting to get signed off on. That was 3 weeks ago. I have been calling since then and leaving messages. I spoke to an office last week who told me to stop calling and expect to wait at least 6 months before I will see anything but he sounded like he was just trying to get me to stop calling. Anybody else in CT or anywhere else waiting this long? Jeez...

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    Thank god I live in AZ.
    15 minutes is all it takes 99% of the time.
    NICS check and a quick phone call and that's it.
    The only time the PD is involved is for NFA weapons or CCW permits.
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    Are you waiting on a CCW? Just a permit to buy a pistol? WTH that is too long.
    I can go in pick out a pistol pay for it and walk out with it.
    I know when I go with an NFA purchase its going to take months to hear back.

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    My CCW here in North Carolina took exactly 45 days to arrive in my mailbox. Regular purchase permits only take 5-7 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straycat View Post
    Are you waiting on a CCW? Just a permit to buy a pistol? WTH that is too long.
    I can go in pick out a pistol pay for it and walk out with it.
    I know when I go with an NFA purchase its going to take months to hear back.
    The way CT works is this. I took the pistol permit class. I then went to the PD and got printed and did the application. I can't buy a pistol until that application is approved. I then have 2 months to take that approved application and bring it to the state police barracks, pay more money and get my CCW. If I don't do it within 2 months the approved application is voided and I would have to do the entire process over again.

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    Back in the 80s, my father got to the same point you are at now in Milford and he waited so long he gave up. He still never got his permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgcable View Post
    The way CT works is this. I took the pistol permit class. I then went to the PD and got printed and did the application. I can't buy a pistol until that application is approved. I then have 2 months to take that approved application and bring it to the state police barracks, pay more money and get my CCW. If I don't do it within 2 months the approved application is voided and I would have to do the entire process over again.
    If I understand you: This is just to purchase a pistol, and you've been waiting 17 weeks so far? Can't you just drive to a neighboring state(assuming you're not a felon or other wisely restricted)?
    Well, the traffic was murder, you know. One of those manure spreaders jackknifed on the Santa Ana. Godawful mess. You should see my shoes.

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    lol, here you need to do 3000 hrs of shit to get a rifle

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    Took me four weeks to get my CCW permit sent out, back and signed off on. No permit needed in West Virginia to buy a pistol. Just go to the gun store, pick out what you want, 10 minutes or less normally to go through the NICS check, and assuming you pass you're out the door with new found weapon. I don't know what I would do if I lived in a "draconian" state. Moving would damn sure be my first plan of action...

    JG, that sucks you've had to wait so long. Hopefully they'll get you sorted out. I'll bet the permit applications have jumped through the roof since the different laws have been passed there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayster View Post
    If I understand you: This is just to purchase a pistol, and you've been waiting 17 weeks so far? Can't you just drive to a neighboring state(assuming you're not a felon or other wisely restricted)?
    Pistols can not be purchased out of state. They have to be shipped to an FFL in the state you reside in. You still have to comply with the pistol laws in your state.

    Long guns can be purchased out of state as long as you clear the NICS check.

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    I can go buy a pistol strap it on and if my jacket covers it, oh well. But this is in the middle of nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor View Post
    Pistols can not be purchased out of state. They have to be shipped to an FFL in the state you reside in. You still have to comply with the pistol laws in your state.

    Long guns can be purchased out of state as long as you clear the NICS check.
    ok, I hold a CCW so I don't have to go through any waiting. With Multi-state reciprocity....

    Georgia has decent gun laws, but we also have strong statewide support of gun rights. To purchase a pistol, usually takes about 15 minutes from the time you pick one out(assuming you're not restricted because of felonies or other restrictions). The necessary paperwork and a quick call to the FBI and you're done.
    Well, the traffic was murder, you know. One of those manure spreaders jackknifed on the Santa Ana. Godawful mess. You should see my shoes.

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    They do it intentionally.. that is why I will never let mine expire again...
    Good luck dude...

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    That blows! I ordered AR 15's off the internet and picked up at my FFL in less than a week. I'm actually planning on buying a handgun in the near future, but I'm sure it would take me 15 minutes to buy one and walk out the door...

    I would keep harassing (not literally, of course!) the police until they get tired of seeing and hearing you and push your paperwork through the line fast.

    Another thing, I don't how the laws work in CT, but can't you just buy a used handgun through a classifieds ad? Like Armslist.com. I've sold an SKS and 2 AR 15's through this site; I met the people in front of some gun stores and sold them just like I would a guitar on craigslist. They have sections for all types of guns.
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    It's a shame when you can go to a thug/hood rat/street pharmacist and get a pistol easier than in a store.
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    20 weeks and waiting. The police station told me to stop calling. They told me its a 25 week wait min. The fugged up thing about it is I checked with the State of CT and they said all the applications from May and older have been processed and sent back to the towns and city police departments. My application and prints were done March 25th so that means I should have already received my paperwork. I haven't gotten anything and based on the attitude of the Milford PD, they couldn't be bothered with anybody applying for a pistol permit. I guess according to their attitude the only people that should own firearms are the police. It sucks to live in CT. Especially in a town that is close to Sandy Hook. Applications for pistol permits has increased 10 times since the shootings.

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    Move to an American State and enjoy your constitutional rights

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    They were more than happy to take my money for the application, background check and prints. Its very frustrating because there is no recourse. I have to go through the Milford PD and they couldn't and do not want to be bothered.

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    Depending on how far you want to take this- call Evan Nappen in NJ and ask him to refer you to someone admitted to the CT bar that does firearms law. Sometimes all these guys understand is threats of litigation. Is there a time limit statutorily that they must take action by? I imagine there is, and I imagine they've violated it.

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    There are MANY New England members on Lightfighter.net who have similar struggles. One of the members in Connecticut is a lawyer and a tenured member of the LF community. Register on the site (and make sure to post an intro in the appropriate area) and start browsing.

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