Just a little post on the process I went through to obtain my Pistol Permit.
I havent gotten it yet but if all goes well this post might help others.
or at least let me vent a little.
March 5th 2009 - obtained my permit paperwork from a friend who owns a gun shop. He got it from a gun show.
- I quickly glanced over the attached papers and started filling it out (IN BLACK INK!!! -VERY IMPORTANT)
I got to the part where it asks for a reason. I am not a hunter and I was concerned I would answer incorrectly and end up with a restricted permit.
After reading posts on this forum and getting advice from friends I chose TARGET/RANGE SHOOTING and PERSONAL PROTECTION
Next I found my references all fellow employees. 2 of them had served in the military, 1 I had known for a long time and the 3rd was a part time cop.
I had them each print and sign the 2 permit papers and each sign the proof of character form. Then I filled out Mental Hygine form. I was ready.
Another friend told me I should read the attached paperwork a little better because 2 of my references would keep me from getting my permit.
Ends up 1 of the soldiers was a sworn office and 2nd was obvious, a part time cop. NO SWORN OFFICERS...... dam...
Tore up permit.
March 10th 2009 - Went down to County Clerks office (Main st rochester) paid another $5 and picked up a new permit app.
- Did everything the same except picked 2 different references.
Finished filling out App.
March 11th 2009 - Went to Public Safety Building between 1 and 3pm to get fingerprints done.
- I was at the wrong building because I did not live in the city of Rochester. I had to go to the Monroe County Sheriff's office in back. (no biggie)
Walked over to Sheriff's office and was told I needed to come back betwen 5-7pm ( again I did not read close enough - the hrs were different.
In case anyone needs to know City of Rochester Residents - Public Saftey Building 1-3pm m-f $30 CASH EVERYONE else Monroe County Sheriff's Building 5-7 M-Th 1-3 Fri $25 CASH (woo hoo! $5 break!!)
March 13th 2009 - Went to Sheriff's building to get printed. 1:00pm
- walked in - already 4 people filling out paperwork, all for the same thing.
Went to information desk (do not walk straight into fingerprint area as they will tell you to go to infomation desk - heard them say this many times as I was there to people walking in)
THey took my license and checked my permit paperwork and told me to go over to a small desk and fill out 1 green and 1 blue fingerprint form and come back to the information desk.
DId that, went back, had to sign my name and address to my permit app in front of them and pay my $25. At this point they gave me a reciept and my license back with all the paperwork and told me to go into the fingerprint room.
About 5 people in front of me and 10 behind I waited my turn. Took about 7 min to get all the prints done after which I washed up and was given back all of my papers.
... to be continued.