WOW...got permit in 1 day!!!
OK, I think I just set a Mecklenburg county record.
Last Friday, January 19th, I went down to the Sheriff's department in person and put in my handgun permit application. On Monday, January 22, they sent me a letter telling me that I have been approved. The clerk told me that it would take 3-4 weeks, but the approval letter was dated and post marked Jan 22.
The gun stores tell me that 4 weeks is about minimum, and that I should expect to wait 6 weeks. They also go on to mention that other counties can issue the permit in as little as a day or two, sometimes 3 if they are busy...but my county (Mecklenburg) usually takes over 4 weeks.
Well, I checked the mail today, and my letter of approval was inside. I do not check the mail daily...more like 2-3 times weekly. That letter had been in there since Tuesday afternoon.
I am still in shock...I live in the largest county in NC, and everyone kept telling me that it would take 4 weeks or so...I am quite shocked that it took only 1 day!!!
I was not ready for the permit to be honest...I am still in the shopping mode, but you better belive that I am going down there tomorrow to get the permit...I may drop the Mastercard at my local gun store on Saturday if my impulse buying urge kicks in...
There are two gun shows in February coming around, and my goal was to have the permits by then...now, I may not wiat until then.