Heads up to those with Maine ccw permits

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by Rav_G20, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Rav_G20

    Rav_G20 Member

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    So last month I put in my application to renew my permit. not thinking anything of it I put in my application about 30 days before my current permit expires. By law Maine residents are supposed to be notified within 30 days whether the permit has been approved or not. it is 60 days for non-residents. So when I hit the 30 day mark and I didn't hear anything I called the local P.D. and inquired about my permit. I was told there was a backlog getting the back ground checks done through the state and I am looking at another 4-8 weeks before my permit would be ready. I was like "say that again". So my permit is now expired and I am forced to leave my guns at home when I go anywhere. I have had my ccw permit for 16 years now and have never had anything like this happen when I had to renew it.

    Yesterday I was telling my friend about this and he told me about the article linked below that was in the paper.

    So the moral of my rant is if you have a Maine permit and it needs to be renewed anytime soon I would get that application put in about 3 months early. I unfortunately am a victim of bad timing. :mad:

    Also, if you are looking to apply for a Maine permit for the first time be prepared to wait for quite awhile.

    http://www.sunjournal.com/news/city...ry-permits-test-patience-maine-gun-ow/1169487
     
  2. PeacefulWarrior

    PeacefulWarrior New Member

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    This may be true in any state right now. I applied for my carry permit in Indiana four weeks ago - I was told that in the previous 24 hours that 4,100 people in Indiana had applied for permits! The officer told me, "Seems everyone is getting ready for 'something'" He said it's a national trend and that I could expect a delay.
     

  3. vwtechx

    vwtechx New Member

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    I dropped my application off on a Friday morning and the following Wednesday I recieved my license in the mail. A neighboring county actually approves and distributes a license on the spot. I'm in Pa
     
  4. Kmurray96

    Kmurray96 Well-Known Member Supporter

    See! It didn't take two paragraphs of that article to see the root cause of your problems. You got too many tree-kissing liberals moving up there, especially from Massachusetts.

    Same thing that ruined NC when GE opened a big plant in the Raleigh/Durham area back in the '70's. People started pouring in from the NE. Only problem was, they weren't moving to NC to become North Carolinian's. Ex-NY'ers and Jerseyites with their "I know better than you do" attitudes ruined NC. Once they started getting into politics, it became their rules, their regulations, their zoning laws and...their taxes.

    You don't see the problem in the here and now. It creeps into your existence. I recently took a trip back to Boone, NC for the first time in 35 years. What I saw made me want to puke.

    The four lowest classes of human life in this country are car salesmen, real estate salesmen, politicians (or lawyers...same thing) and real estate developers...and not necessarily in that order.
     
  5. PeacefulWarrior

    PeacefulWarrior New Member

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    I'm a PA native, left almost 11 years ago. Wish I was back there sometimes! There are still advantages to being here over the part of PA I was in, though...
     
  6. Miay0187

    Miay0187 New Member

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    Dude... You need some evaluation lol
     
  7. amen brother!!!!
     
  8. Rav_G20

    Rav_G20 Member

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    PA native here also, Left in 92 when I joined the Navy. Sometimes I do wish I was back there too

    That about sums it up right there. well said