Talah just gave ccw permits a 7 year duration. (not to long ago) They must be having some time trying to go through the backlog. 5 years to 7 years must eliminate some paperwork. For them to add 2 years on and not care about the money that takes longer to recieve for renewals , the backlog number i heard must be correct. Is it over 100,000 ? I forget the exact number of apps waiting to be handled. Whoever just sent in an application, good luck. My buddy is waiting 99 days(going on 100) so far to get the card in the mail. Happy 4th everyone.