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ccw permit wait times/application

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by Kuvasz, May 13, 2009.

  1. Kuvasz


    Apr 6, 2009
    I will be moving to your great state from AZ and was wondering about ccw permit application.

    I have a ccw in Arizona but it looks like i will have to take a class and submit an application all over again.PLease let me know if that is correct and also I was wondering how long the process takes from the time you submit the paperwork.

    And one last question (just to be a real pain)......any shooting ranges in the Venice/Englewood area?

  2. Kuvasz


    Apr 6, 2009
    thank you...they do have an agreement for it possible they will allow my ccw permit as "training" or experience to avoid a Arizona you have have to take an 8 hr class,pass a written test,and qualify on the range (although it is quite simple) ...........
  3. pcguy


    Feb 2, 2009
    Easiest way would be to get ahold of one of the local ranges that offer the ccw training and app prep all at once. The one I attended did the basic training, fired on the range, took photos and fingerprints and helped applicants fill out the paperwork. When you left the last, your packet was ready to put a check in and mail.
  4. Kuvasz


    Apr 6, 2009
    is there any actual qualification in FL?...i thought it was just a b/s class and paperwork
  5. There is a firearm qualification in FL. However, if AZ has a qualification, that will probably suffice. Other accepted qual's are police officer, retired cop with a card, active military, discahrged military (must produce your 214) and a couple of others.:50cal:
  6. In Ga they give them out like hot cakes, you can get it in less then 30 days time.
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
  8. prezcott

    prezcott NRA Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    mine took 6 wks here, but that was before Barry got in, I read an article yest. that said they are running well over 90 days and that some renewals are expiring because they are so backed up... I will try and find the article... it was in one of my NRA emails
  9. prezcott

    prezcott NRA Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    here it is:

    DATE: May 11, 2009
    TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
    FROM: Marion P. Hammer
    USF Executive Director
    NRA Past President

    In a last minute sneak attack on gun owners, the Florida Legislature raided the concealed weapons and firearms licensing trust fund.
    This not only effects resident CCW license holders, but non-resident Florida license holders as well!

    They took $6 million from the Division of Licensing Concealed Weapons and Firearm Trust Fund that is intended, by law, to be used solely for administering the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program. (Read background information below)

    Please Call, Fax, or Email Governor Charlie Crist IMMEDIATELY, and ask him to veto the $6 Million trust fund sweep from the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Division of Licensing authorized under Section 59 of the Conference Report of SB-2600.

    Please send your email today!!!!!
    And/or please contact the Governor's office by phone or fax ASAP.

    Phone number: (850) 488-4441 or (850) 488-7146
    Fax number: (850) 487-0801

    Send your email to the Governor at this address:


    Right now, the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program is backlogged and overloaded, due in part, to the refusal of budget officials and the Legislature to allow the Division of Licensing to use its own trust fund money to hire more employees and expand/upgrade equipment.

    Crates of unopened mail containing license and license renewal applications sit in storage. The backlog of mail sitting unopened, at times, has extended beyond 90 days while existing licenses are expiring because renewal applications haven't been opened and processed.

    Currently (although the Division of Licensing has been working weekend shifts to clear the backlog), it is taking 13-14 weeks to process a "perfect" application once it has been opened. That is an unequivocal violation of the law that requires issuance or denial of a license by a specific time –– a violation of law that legislative leaders are condoning by their actions.

    THE LAW REQUIRES THE DIVISION OF LICENSING TO ISSUE A LICENSE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION -- or deny the license "for cause", based upon the criteria set forth in the law. Theft of operating funds by the Legislature is not "just cause" for failure to issue licenses or renewals within 90 days.

    While applications sit gathering dust, legislative leaders took $6 million of approximately $8 million held in the trust fund. That $6 million is supposed to be used to pay employees, buy upgraded equipment, upgrade or replace computers or software and to otherwise administer the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program.

    BUT, feigning a desperate need for funds for education and health care, legislative leaders recklessly and ruthlessly confiscated trust fund money. Why? Because they were building a so-called "working capital" fund for the 2010-12 legislative term, reported now to be in the neighborhood of $1.8 BILLION DOLLARS. This so-called "working capital fund" is for the use of future legislative leaders.

    They didn't take that money for education. They didn't take that money for health care. They didn't take that money to save jobs. They didn't take that money to avoid pay cuts, or budget cuts -- they took the money to help build their own fund.

    While Senate leadership reportedly fought to stop the ruthless raids on trust funds, in the end, they simply caved and let the House of Representatives prevail.

    The bad behavior doesn't end there.

    Obviously fearing the Governor would use his line-item veto to stop trust fund raids, proviso language was inserted in the bill in a clear attempt to intimidate the Governor.

    The proviso language, states that if any portion of the moneys swept from this and other trust funds does not become law (meaning it is vetoed), that portion of the money shall be deducted from the EDUCATION BUDGET. This is clearly designed to keep the Governor from vetoing trust fund sweeps, and prevent trust fund money from being taken back out the House leadership's so-called "working capital" fund.

    Money in the concealed weapons trust fund came from gun owners. No money to administer and run the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program has ever come from general revenue, or any other state fund or revenue source. The taking of these gun owner user fees is an unauthorized tax on the exercise of the Second Amendment.

    AGAIN, Please call, fax and email Governor Crist IMMEDIATELY, and ask him to veto the $6 Million raid on the Concealed Weapons & Firearms Trust Fund!

    Send your email to the Governor at this address:
  10. SilverBullet_83

    SilverBullet_83 NRA member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Clermont, Fl
    just got mine in the mail. sent in paperwork Jan 16th and got it back may 15th[​IMG]