The 4 rules of gun safety

*The 1st Law of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!

*The 2nd Law of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!

*The 3rd Law of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!

*The 4th Law of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Turned in my CCH application today....

For those in North Carolina and really probably all the states, you might want to call your sheriff's or local law enforcement offices to find out if you need an appointment to get fingerprinted. In Union County, NC, the sheriff does require an appointment. Also, if you are former military, you'll most likely need your DD-214 form. Just remember to take the long form. The short form DD-214 doesn't show if you were honorably discharged or not. /doh!

The sheriff's office told me that they're running right around 90 days to get the permits back assuming I'm not crazy or a known felon. I guess we'll find out.

That's it for today. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!


  1. Every county does it differently! Good advice! 90 days huh? Used to be quicker.

  2. That is what the very nice older gentleman who took my finger prints said. Maybe there is a big push of more people going for them, but on the North Carolina Gun Owners board, someone from Union County just got theirs at 36 or 37 days, so we'll see.

  3. I think around 30 days was the norm. The older Gentleman is retired LEO and lives across the street from me.

  4. He was very nice to talk to. He was on a liberty ship during WWII. We got to talking about the Navy when he saw my service and talked about what kind of ship I was on and strange things we saw while underway. I dropped my long form DD214 off on Tuesday. Think I should call Sgt. Pierce to make sure everything is ok?

  5. John,

    I wouldn't. Trust me they will let you know if anything is amiss!


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