Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42

Thread: I'm a little bitter.

  1. #1
    Regular Member SnarlyWino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Spokane, Washington, United States
    Posts
    375

    I'm a little bitter.

    My wife applied for her CPL last Thursday. I warned her that most of the state seems to take the full 30 days to complete and return her CPL, as that was my experience. Well she was all too quick to rub it in my face when her CPL was waiting in the mail for her today, 7 days later.

    Do you think this is a sign that applications have decreased allowing agencies to turn them around faster? Are there other aspect that you speculate might come into play? These are random questions with no real value, but I am curious what some of you will have to say.
    Keep Calm and Carry On,

    Snarly

    Pro Deo, Pro Familia, Pro Patria

  2. #2
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    808
    My wife got hers at day 5, and mine took 32! It's a conspiracy! I also think her nice legs helped too. I guess I need to shave more ...
    Last edited by Deleted_User; 02-10-2011 at 11:49 PM.

  3. #3
    Regular Member FMCDH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    2,043
    Its an effect of 'affirmative action' Duh!

  4. #4
    Regular Member Thor80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spokane County, WA
    Posts
    299
    Mine and my buddies took I think the full 30 days or even longer... Maybe crime in the USA is dropping and the aliens are backing down which is allowing the FBI to run our fingerprints faster?

    -Thor

  5. #5
    Regular Member Freedom First's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kennewick, Wa.
    Posts
    850
    10 days and it wasn't the legs... They did comment that the rush was pre and post 2008 election cycle.
    Freedom can never be lost, only given away by ignorance, by choice, or at the point of a gun. Here in America we can still choose.

    Freedom First 1775

    "I aim to misbehave..." Malcolm Reynolds

  6. #6
    Opt-Out Members BigDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Yakima, Washington, USA
    Posts
    3,463
    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    My wife got hers at day 5, and mine took 32! It's a conspiracy! I also think her nice legs helped too. I guess I need to shave more ...
    Goose are you suggesting that we go dressed as this?



    GOOSE SAY IT ISN"T SO !


    DISCLAIMER: JUST KIDDING
    Last edited by BigDave; 02-11-2011 at 02:16 PM.
    • Being prepared is to prepare, this is our responsibility.
    • I am not your Mommy or Daddy and do not sugar coat it but I will tell you simply as how I see it, it is up to you on how you will or will not use it.
    • IANAL, all information I present is for your review, do your own homework.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Tactical Trunk Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Stanwood, WA
    Posts
    12
    Mine took about 2 weeks. I got nothin on the varying time it takes.
    It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me. It's the one that says "To whom it may concern." ~Anonymous Belfast resident

  8. #8
    Regular Member SpyderTattoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kent, Washington, USA
    Posts
    1,018
    I got mine 16 years ago and I can't remember how long it took. I do believe it was longer than a week though.
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "A government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen..." -- Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. App.181)

    A 1911 that works properly is as rare as a Glock that doesn't.

  9. #9
    Regular Member Badger Johnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,217
    My partner got hers in about 19 days. On day 38 I called the clerk and discovered it had been sitting on her desk for 10 days. She was 'too busy' to put it in an envelope.

    I had to drive over and get mine, as I'm sure asking about it would have caused it to move to the bottom of the pile, lol.

  10. #10
    Regular Member amlevin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North of Seattle, Washington, USA
    Posts
    5,953
    Quote Originally Posted by SnarlyWino View Post

    Do you think this is a sign that applications have decreased allowing agencies to turn them around faster? Are there other aspect that you speculate might come into play?
    Probably more a result of better technology. According to the FBI website, IAFIS inquiries are processed in an average time of 10 minutes for criminal inquiries and for civilian it takes just over an hour, average.

    With the "print checking" done that quickly it's merely a matter of checking court records. Better reporting and better interconnection of computer systems has more likely than not led to the decrease in time.

    But there still remain those departments that will take the full 30 days before they mail the CPL, just because they can. Wonder if they think something will "pop up" while the application is sitting in their drawer just waiting to be mailed?
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

  11. #11
    Regular Member Badger Johnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,217
    Here they don't fingerprint, and against the rules they do ask for a photocopy of your DL. I sent it in before my instructor got a reply to me that they are not permitted by law to ask for that. However, it certainly didn't speed up the process.

    I get the impression it takes about 5 minutes for an uncomplicated permit request to process and the rest is just the Clerk f*rting around instead of sending them out.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Port Angeles, Washington, USA
    Posts
    295
    In Port Angeles, they give it to you right then and there. At least they did when I got mine. I doubt it's changed.

  13. #13
    Regular Member 1911er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Port Orchard Wa. /Granite Oklahoma
    Posts
    836

    Wait time

    I Think mine went through in about a week, But at the time I was selling guns for a big out door store based out of Sydney NE. and had to pass their federal check before I could do that. So they already had me on file

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Winlock, , USA
    Posts
    501
    My original took about 25 days or so, but the renewal was done while I waited...about 5 minutes to include the lamination (for an extra $0.50)... The clerk at Lewis County was very nice, professional and it was a very pleasant experience, both the first time and the renewal.

  15. #15
    Regular Member Lammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Spokane, Washington, USA
    Posts
    581
    I got mine same day but having my office in the same building as the police department probably facilitated that. :-) FWIW, I go by the application window on my way to our jail courtroom several times a week and there is always at least one or two people waiting at the window. Some could be renewing but my sense is that there are more that just a few new applications every day here in Spokane.
    IAALBIAAFTDPASNIPHCBCALA
    Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out. (John Corapi, The Black Sheep Dog)
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Everett, Washington, USA
    Posts
    3,339
    My original from Sno Co was in the mailbox on the third day. Sheriff Bart was really good about getting CPL's out. I just renewed yesterday so I am kind of curious how fast they come out under Sheriff Lovick.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

    "though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for I know that you are by my side" Glock 23:40

  17. #17
    Regular Member WinchesterModel12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Chandler, OK
    Posts
    185
    got mine in about 4-5 days, wife got hers in 3 days.
    If guns kill people......then all of mine are defective........ UNCLE TED

  18. #18
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Federal Way, Washington, USA
    Posts
    18
    i got mine the day after my xd came through from atf...and i applied for both on the same day. so 4 days for me....although i was already a gun owner before getting a handgun so i would guess they just looked me up and passed it on it's way...there wasn't much research to be done

  19. #19
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Everett
    Posts
    19
    I was in there yesterday too joe, bout 3pm.

  20. #20
    Regular Member acmariner99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Renton, Wa
    Posts
    662
    I applied as a non-resident last May/June through Everett and I got mine in about 2 weeks.
    Last edited by acmariner99; 02-11-2011 at 03:10 PM.

  21. #21
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Everett, Washington, USA
    Posts
    3,339
    Quote Originally Posted by rayjax82 View Post
    I was in there yesterday too joe, bout 3pm.
    I was in around noon. I am really curious to see which of us gets it first.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

    "though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for I know that you are by my side" Glock 23:40

  22. #22
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    1,201
    I applied for mine on March 9, 2009, the approval date on it was March 13, and I received it in the mail on March 19th. Seeing all the various times it took, it must depend on how busy they are.
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever does.- Margaret Mead


    Those who will not fight for justice today will fight for their lives in the future,

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. Benjamin Franklin

  23. #23
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    808
    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave View Post
    Goose are you suggesting that we go dressed as this?

    GOOSE SAY IT ISN"T SO !
    I just threw up in my mouth a little ...

  24. #24
    Regular Member FMCDH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    2,043
    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave View Post
    Goose are you suggesting that we go dressed as this?

    GOOSE SAY IT ISN"T SO !


    DISCLAIMER: JUST KIDDING
    That's not your mother.... that's a MAN baby!

    (eurp...)
    Last edited by FMCDH; 02-11-2011 at 09:22 PM.

  25. #25
    Regular Member HK_dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Puyallup, WA
    Posts
    144
    about 2 weeks, back in '88
    US Constitution - void where prohibited by law.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •