THE LOVER wrote:
Every state has its good points and bad points. There must have been some fairly good reason to make you leave the great state of NH and move to CT.
Whatever the reason you are here now, and the process for your carry permit is complete!!!
Instead of celebrating crossing the finish line, you instead decide that you need to post the differences between your old state and your new state! Thus BASHING the state that you now live in.
If CT is such a bad place then forget whatever made you move here in the first place and head back to NH!!
If you decide to stay, then fight against what you think is an infringement of your freedoms in CT, however if you just wish to bash CT then we don't need or want you here.
Not bashing, just showing the differences and giving CT gun owners a target to shoot for - pun intended. Also, I am in CT because I became disabled and my wife wanted to be near family.
If we were in the same room having this same conversation would you have accused me of bashing CT? I have a thick skin and have been on many forums so it doesn't bother me that you jumped down my throat like that.
I have read some of your posts on here and I find you a decent person. Since I don't have the history here that you have I can understand you having reservations about the "new guy" but try to learn a little before telling me to go back where I came from.
Also, I went to the second CCDL meeting to meet folks and introduce myself. (For those who were there - I was in the outback hat with the beard and the cane.) I didn't stay for the meeting and until the organization gets going I will probably not attend meetings. The reason for that is that I am not a Robert's Rules kind of guy so structured meetings do not appeal to me. I will support the organization by telling others I meet about it. I will participate in that I will pass on any info I hear to the group - about things affecting CT gun owners - that the group may not have heard.
So, until we meet in person, Lover, have a great day and I hope you can make some changes in how Stratford PD treats folks who want to get a permit.
As an aside, the process I went through in Meriden was much smoother than I expected. There were no raised eyebrows nor any questions as to why I would want a permit. The desk sergeant knew exactly where the applications were when I asked. The records folks were helpful in what I needed to do next. The "residency check" was just that - the detective rang the bell, looked at me, looked at the copy of my DL and said "Yep, it looks like you. Have a good day," and left.