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Rev_Les
01-20-2018, 04:37 PM
The wife and I took our LTC (chl) class today. 2 passes on classroom and on shooting tests. She scored a 228 and I scored 231 ( with numerous rounds sent downrange with hot brass stuck on my neck:crying:) out of a possible 250. Now we get to finish the red tape for the state, and in about 8 weeks or so get the card. I'm just kinda glad she didn't out shoot me, lol.....I'd never hear the end of it! :laughing:

mitchr
01-20-2018, 06:26 PM
Congratulations! Is it taking 8 weeks now? Was 5-6 when Marty & I took ours & I thought applying on the 'net was supposed to help.

Pond Scum
01-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Congratulations! Glad you are both getting your permits! :smile:

Rev_Les
01-20-2018, 09:10 PM
Congratulations! Is it taking 8 weeks now? Was 5-6 when Marty & I took ours & I thought applying on the 'net was supposed to help.
Thanks guys.

I believe they said 6 to 8. I never expect the wheels of bureaucrisy to move with any sense of urgency so I figured 8, lol.

gtgeorge
01-21-2018, 03:11 AM
Congrats Rev but sorry we have to get a Mother May I card to begin with.

gun sane
01-21-2018, 08:00 AM
Good on you and your bride, Rev! From what I see in the news, there's so much of a need down in Texas that you'd think they'd speed the process up.....or, better yet, let you have the right to carry because you breathe free air.

groberts
01-21-2018, 08:50 AM
Congrats to you and your wife rev. Let's hope that turnaround is the faster time, not the slower.

RICHGCOOP
01-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Way to go. Congrats

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Rev_Les
01-21-2018, 02:26 PM
It's a small world. Just found out another couple that took the course.....lives about 300 feet from us, lol. Directly behind my next door neighbor.

Gunowner99
01-21-2018, 04:30 PM
I love PA, takes 15 minutes to get my permit.

bersatoter
02-04-2018, 04:01 PM
Wow, takes a long time to get your permit there OP. Congratulations! :thumbs up:

NWShooter
02-10-2018, 12:01 AM
Congratulations. In the state of Washington (a "shall issue" state) they have 30 days to decide that you should have a CPL (concealed pistol license is what they call them here). My original took a week. I know the guy in the sheriff's office through amateur radio and we spend more time talking ham radio than the business at hand. 5 years later it was recommended that you apply for a renewal as early as allowed. I did and it took a long time to get the renewed license. Workload, lots of people needing renewals. Got it before the old one expired. No test, no classes. Just get fingerprinted (they're using the inkless readers now), fill out the form and give them the money. Apply in the law enforcement office for where you live. I'm in unincorporated land, so the county sheriff's office is the place for me.

Not only does a CPL do the obvious, it also has the benefit of making carrying in the car a simple matter (where in a Jeep Wrangler can you find a place that isn't accessible to the driver?) and eliminates the state waiting period for taking delivery of a handgun when you purchase one. You still have the paperwork to deal with, but once you pass the background check you can take it with you, just like a rifle or shotgun.

Rev_Les
02-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Congratulations. In the state of Washington (a "shall issue" state) they have 30 days to decide that you should have a CPL (concealed pistol license is what they call them here). My original took a week. I know the guy in the sheriff's office through amateur radio and we spend more time talking ham radio than the business at hand. 5 years later it was recommended that you apply for a renewal as early as allowed. I did and it took a long time to get the renewed license. Workload, lots of people needing renewals. Got it before the old one expired. No test, no classes. Just get fingerprinted (they're using the inkless readers now), fill out the form and give them the money. Apply in the law enforcement office for where you live. I'm in unincorporated land, so the county sheriff's office is the place for me.

Not only does a CPL do the obvious, it also has the benefit of making carrying in the car a simple matter (where in a Jeep Wrangler can you find a place that isn't accessible to the driver?) and eliminates the state waiting period for taking delivery of a handgun when you purchase one. You still have the paperwork to deal with, but once you pass the background check you can take it with you, just like a rifle or shotgun.

We don't need the permit to carry in the vehicle here in Tx. Shouldn't need one at all, but since we do.....
I guess they're on the ball with it though, the wife got hers in the mail today.

JCLs
02-10-2018, 07:49 PM
What is a rountoit ?


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Rev_Les
02-10-2018, 09:22 PM
What is a rountoit ?


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Funny... a buddy of mine back when I was young.. had a grandma...that had these little round wood coins called "tuits". Round tuits. :smile:

mitchr
02-10-2018, 10:35 PM
We used to have some of those. May still be around somewhere in the junk we've got stashed.

There were several varieties.

https://www.google.com/search?q=round+tuit+images&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

JCLs
02-11-2018, 12:48 PM
Never knew so many variations!!!!!!


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NWShooter
02-17-2018, 12:15 AM
We don't need the permit to carry in the vehicle here in Tx. Shouldn't need one at all, but since we do.....
I guess they're on the ball with it though, the wife got hers in the mail today.

You don't need a permit to carry in the vehicle as long as the firearm is unloaded and stored in a place that is not accessible to the driver. Having a CPL eliminates that hassle. And, this only applies to pistols. State game laws require that rifles or shotguns in a car be unloaded, period.

Rev_Les
02-17-2018, 07:41 AM
You don't need a permit to carry in the vehicle as long as the firearm is unloaded and stored in a place that is not accessible to the driver. Having a CPL eliminates that hassle. And, this only applies to pistols. State game laws require that rifles or shotguns in a car be unloaded, period.
Our laws DO allow us to carry a handgun, out of sight but in reach, loaded, in the vehicle. period.
Your state law does not necessarily equate to Texas state law. Other states require no permit to carry a handgun, so they're forced to unload and stash before getting into a vehicle?

guns4me
02-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Our laws DO allow us to carry a handgun, out of sight but in reach, loaded, in the vehicle. period.
Your state law does not necessarily equate to Texas state law. Other states require no permit to carry a handgun, so they're forced to unload and stash before getting into a vehicle?

That would be correct. Maryland law states that unless you have a CPL, your weapon must be unloaded and in a case inaccessible (trunk or back of the SUV) and unloaded includes no rounds in the mag. These laws came about because of road-rage turning deadly because a weapon was loaded. If it is unloaded and you get into a situation, it actually can now be considered premeditated murder. Because you thought about killing and requiring you to first get the weapon, get the ammo and load, cock and fire. And you are only allowed to transport it directly from home-range/gunsmith-home. If you make other stops along the way and get pulled over and questioned as to whether or not you have a weapon in the vehicle, you are in violation of this law. This results in the weapon being confiscated and it is typically destroyed before your court date making it impossible to recover the weapon. I have known a couple of people where this occurred.

Rev_Les
02-17-2018, 03:01 PM
That would be correct. Maryland law states that unless you have a CPL, your weapon must be unloaded and in a case inaccessible (trunk or back of the SUV) and unloaded includes no rounds in the mag. These laws came about because of road-rage turning deadly because a weapon was loaded. If it is unloaded and you get into a situation, it actually can now be considered premeditated murder. Because you thought about killing and requiring you to first get the weapon, get the ammo and load, cock and fire. And you are only allowed to transport it directly from home-range/gunsmith-home. If you make other stops along the way and get pulled over and questioned as to whether or not you have a weapon in the vehicle, you are in violation of this law. This results in the weapon being confiscated and it is typically destroyed before your court date making it impossible to recover the weapon. I have known a couple of people where this occurred.
My point is that we aren't restrained by such heinous legalities, and some states do not even require a permit to carry a firearm, therefore there would be no requirement to unload your handgun and stash it before driving.

mitchr
02-17-2018, 05:06 PM
We, in Texas, have always been allowed to carry a loaded pistol in a vehicle when traveling (by "always", I mean since beginning of my working years). Prior to getting concealed carry, however, it depended on the jurisdiction & how they interpreted the law as to "traveling". Some said 1 county away from home, others said 2 counties. It was also required to be in plain sight, hence many of us carried on the dash board. If I was going to be gone over night, I had my .357 with me, regardless of how many counties from home. Concealed carry clarified it as anywhere, but concealed.

NWShooter
02-17-2018, 07:10 PM
Our laws DO allow us to carry a handgun, out of sight but in reach, loaded, in the vehicle. period.
Your state law does not necessarily equate to Texas state law. Other states require no permit to carry a handgun, so they're forced to unload and stash before getting into a vehicle?

True enough. State laws vary from state to state. And over time. When I lived in Colorado over 30 years ago you could carry concealed in your vehicle without a permit. But, don't step out of the car with it on your person, then you were guilty of carrying concealed without a license. Or so we were told at a gun club meeting by an LEO. I have no idea what the law in Colorado is today.