got mine in 2006 and i carry everyday
Don't need one due to LE, Military, or other exemptions...
I live in Monroe County Florida AKA the Southernmost Liberal County in the USA. I was really suprised to find out 1 in 28 people here have a CCW permit.
Just got mine in the mail yesterday and have already been out of the house concealed. I thought I would be nervous at first but was surprised that I wasn't. I think my "fight-or-flight" sense didn't engage because what I was doing was perfectly legal. I even talked to a cop while I was in the store buying cigarettes and soda and forgot to even tell him I was carrying (VA law doesn't require a declaration to law enforcement, although it is much safer and respectful to do so anyway...).
EDIT: Still will send in my paperwork for the Utah out-of-state CCW which will increase the number of states that recognize my permit, just haven't gotten downtown yet for the fingerprints.
Just submitted my application a few days ago. Hopefully I will get my permit before the 4th of July.
Just waiting for it to come in, just took the class 2 wks ago.
Both me and the wife have completed all the training. Just waiting on SLED to send us the actual permits. Seems like it's taking forever. Also got the UTAH permit which allows carry in most states. By the way, what's the rules in North Carolina about carrying a weapon in a vehicle until the permit arrives? Anybody familiar with it. The NC DOJ website is very confusing about it. (maybe they want it that way)
Handguns in Vehicles
It is unlawful to carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle unless the person has a North Carolina concealed carry permit. A person who is not a convicted felon may carry a handgun if not concealed. A handgun is concealed in a vehicle if it cannot be readily seen by a person approaching and if it is readily accessible. A handgun under the front seat or in an unlocked glove box or console is illegal. A handgun openly displayed or in a locked glove box, locked console, or in the trunk is lawful.
Got mine in. Took about 4 months. Robert
I live in the comunist state of Ill. so I can't carry here. I do travel a lot on a mc. so last year I got a Utah ccw which covers about 30 states. Now I carry where I can and throw the gun in the saddle bag where I can't carry. Have a Kel-tec p32 for really hot weather, and an XDSC 9 for other times.
Here in SoCal the only non-LEO's carrying concealed, pretty much, are the BG's.
The Law here protects Them from Us. Neat huh? Says a lot of what this State thinks of it's citizens. And it's criminal element.
I deeply envy those of you that have made the Grade and have your permits.
I also would like to congratulate all of you on same, excellent job.
Carry often, safe and with pride. You can truly make a difference, and, more often than not- do, regardless of what 'others' say.
I just submitted my application a week ago. Will hopefully have it by the end of the month but may have to wait until the end of June.
The wife and I have had our CCW licenses since2004 when it became possible in Ohio. My Son and his wife just got theirs this month (May 09)
Te wife and I have had our CHL's for 9 years now.
Just finished the class and did the paperwork at sheriffs department have to wait about 90 days then I will be legal. I carry openly and no one says anything.
Tennessee HCP. If I am awake I have a gun on me. J-Frames rule!