A facebook friend of mine from North Carolina directed me towards this forum. I just recently retired from the Marine Corps, and while I was on active duty, my parents moved to Stratford. I'm living at home with them now. Looked into the pistol permit requirements for CT, and just got everything together, (i.e. NRA pistol safety certificate, money orders, passport photos, application filled out and notarized, DD-214, certified birth certificate w/ raised seal.) Trying to get ahold of the Stratford Detective (his name is Rodriquez) that does fingerprints. Been waiting a couple days for a call back for an appointment. Any suggestions or common problems to anticipate? And also, does anyone open carry in Fairfield county?
I thank you also for your service. I can't believe that at military personnel need a NRA certificate. You are probably better trained than that class comes close to. Hope all goes well with your application.
Well, you did a lot more than I did with my permit application. I have a thread in the CT section.
As far as your fingerprints, they are not needed....the feds already have them.
Up to you if you want to provide them with a fresh set. The purpose is just to ID you ... if the town notarized your form or otherwise does not object to your ID, then they know you well enough.
(I answered most of the queries on the DPS form as "not relevant", including the fingerprint request and the charge for the background check which is bogus and has no basis in law- i.e. its a made up charge). And the appeals board has tended to agree.
I did not give them a DD214 --- what, you HAVE to be a vet to be able to carry, duh - no. Then a DD214 is not relevant. If you were dishonorably discharged then THAT would be relevant .. but they don't ask you this on the form. So, too bad, ask the right questions and you'll get the right answers...is my motto.
Looks like you are willing to dance their dance. Problems? I don't foresee any other than a 16 wk wait.
Welcome to the forum .... please note that I consider my application process to be a "test case" ... the opinions that I offer are sometimes agreed with and sometimes not by other members of this forum.
How's it feel to be out of the Navy?
Last edited by davidmcbeth; 08-02-2012 at 08:27 PM.
There is no need to do fingerprints locally. You may do them anywhere.
This is the most convenient schedule, but many other towns will assist as well:
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As far as being out of the Naval Service, I didn't want to leave, and I miss it, but it's time to move on to a new chapter in my life. Thank you for asking though.
Thank you for your service & welcome home. I think it'd crazy that you have to apply for a permit to carry after fighting for our freedom.
The fact they require NRA course has something to do with basic pistol handling and safety.
I guess you can be active military, not deployed, and never fire a pistol!?
I myself am in no hurry ...and I was completely offended by some of their queries .. I just wrote Objection to each query of the board's questionnaire and filed an objection...to which the board agreed with almost all my objections. The DPS form is even more objectionable ... objected to all their questions too .. waiting for a ruling on that form. Why they need a DD-214? They don't. Even my local PD agreed with this ... so I'll see what happens ..
LOL I was assigned to a unit that worked very closely with Naval Special Warfare, so I have a different perspective on the Marine Corps/Navy relationship than most Marine Infantrymen. I have the utmost respect for my brothers on the Blue side of the house. Not claiming I havent used the "Men's department" joke before (I probably over-abused it, actually), but my perspective changed when I worked with the SEALs and EOD guys.
The good news is... almost 11 weeks to the day after i applied for my CT Carry Permit, I got a letter from the Stratford PD saying that my temporary permit had arrived! Now I just have to wait until pay day to pick it up and go get my Permanent one at the troop G barracks.