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    Blount County procedure

    I don't know about residents of other Alabama counties, but residents of Blount County do not "renew" their CCW permits. Instead, they apply for a new one each year.

    Last year's letter from the sheriff's office said, "We have purchased new software for our computer system[,] and because of the change; [sic] we will need a NEW permit application for everyone. This year's letter says the same thing.

    Apparently, their "new" software can't store much data, because now it's a new application every time.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Gadsden Al.
    Etowah County, we walk in and pay our $20 and in five minutes you are out the door.
    Its Better To Have It And Not Need It Than To Need It And Not Have It.

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    Yes, the procedure is fast here, too. It's just that you have to re-apply every year. The county already has all your information. Why would they require a new, identical application to perform a background check?

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    IMHO, the State of Alabama needs to adopt a uniform shall-issue permitting system instead of this may-issue nonsense.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    IMHO, the State of Alabama needs to adopt a uniform shall-issue permitting system instead of this may-issue nonsense.
    IMHO, you are just a troll looking for a reason to do some more insulting of our state.

    The system works, if you don't like it, vote to change it.

    Ooooooh, yeah, you don't live here.


    Now back to the topic

    In Lee county, we renew. They even send cards on the first of the month to remind you and we can do it by mail.

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    Right. Do not feed the troll.

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    IMHO, you are just a troll looking for a reason to do some more insulting of our state.
    One of the reasons that Alabama permits are not recognized by South Carolina is the lack of uniformity from county to county. People complain about South Carolina not accepting Georgia and Alabama permits, most of the problem lies outside of South Carolina in these two cases.

    Yes, I would like to see a little bit better reciprocity process for South Carolina, as well as a true non-resident option and I do not flame anyone from out of state for pointing those two flaws out.

  9. In Jefferson Co they send you a reminder card also. Walk in, pay the 7.50, or add a little to it if you want it laminated, on your merry way. Now getting the permit takes about a little bit, but I had rather them take a while and do what they are supposed to do, than give it to every thug that walks in.

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    In Shelby County we just mail in a check for $20.00 and a copy of our previous permit. No card to tell us it is time, but it is easy to just add to calendar on a smart phone or just write it on a wall calendar. I like the "laminate" idea.

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    Thumbs down May-issue nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    IMHO, the State of Alabama needs to adopt a uniform shall-issue permitting system instead of this may-issue nonsense.
    California: Amicus Brief Filed by NRA in Ninth Circuit Appeal

    Friday, May 27, 2011

    On Monday, May 23, 2011, the CRPA Foundation and a number of San Diego residents had attorneys from Michel & Associates, PC file their opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in their appeal seeking to overturn a U.S. district court ruling from December 10, 2010 that upheld San Diego Sheriff William Gore’s restrictive and unfair policies in issuing permits to carry concealed firearms. The case is Peruta v. County of San Diego. (See the Opening Brief here).

    On May 27, 2011, the NRA weighed in on this appeal with an amicus brief authored by former Solicitor General and renowned constitutional litigator, Paul Clement. The NRA’s brief reiterates the position NRA took in a previous amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit in the Nordyke v. King case, that infringements on fundamental rights, like the right to bear arms, must be reviewed under strict scrutiny. The brief continues though, arguing even if the “substantial burden” test that was ultimately adopted by the Ninth Circuit in Nordyke is the proper test for reviewing Second Amendment infringements, San Diego County’s CCW issuance policy still fails. (See NRA's amicus brief here).

    NRA’s amicus brief is the second to be filed in this important case. On May 25, 2011, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) filed its amicus brief, authored by the renowned Second Amendment scholar, and author of "The Framer's Second Amendment," Stephen P. Halbrook, in support of Plaintiffs/Appellants in Peruta case The CORE brief emphasized how the right to “bear arms” does not stop at one’s doorstep, and gave a historical analysis of the Fourteenth Amendment, discussing how discretionary firearms licensing laws were an incident of slavery. (See CORE’s amicus brief here)

    More amicus briefs are expected to be filed over the next few days.

    California law allows a permit to carry a concealed firearm (CCW) to be issued if an applicant has “good cause.” The Peruta lawsuit asserts that under the Second Amendment, a desire for self-defense must constitute “good cause” for the issuance of a CCW, and that Gore’s requirement that an applicant demonstrate some special need or a specific threat in order to get a CCW is an unconstitutional restriction on the right to carry a loaded firearm in public ready to be used for self-defense.

    In a nutshell, the district court held that rather than needing a CCW to defend oneself, since California law allows unloaded open carry of handguns one can carry unloaded and openly, and then act pursuant to a California law that requires you to wait until you are about to be attacked, then load your firearm (see Cal. Pen. Code section 12031(j)). Because of the time needed to get an unloaded firearm ready to be used for self-defense, unloaded carry is not an effective way to exercise your fundamental, individual constitutional right to be ready and able to defend yourself under the Second Amendment. Plaintiffs are asking the Ninth Circuit to overrule the district court’s decision. (See opening appellate brief here).

    The plaintiffs include several individuals who were either denied CCWs or do not qualify under the Sheriff’s strict issuance standards, as well as the CRPA Foundation. Copies of the court filings in the lawsuit and appeal can be viewed at Peruta v. San Diego : Michel and Associates, P.C..

    The lawsuit and appeal are being funded by the NRA-CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP). To fight for the self-defense civil rights of all Californians, the NRA and CRPA Foundation have joined forces. Through LAP, NRA/CRPAF attorneys fight ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances, educate state and local officials about available programs that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and produce valid science about game and wildlife resource management.

    To contribute to the NRA/CRPAF Legal Action Project (LAP) and support this and similar efforts and Second Amendment litigation in California, visit CRPA and NRA-ILA.

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