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    Default 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Recently heard a rumor that Lancaster Country Sheriff was going to a 30 day waiting period for all CCW applications regardless of whether they were first time applications or renewals. Anyone else hear anything about this? I don't think I have ever waited in almost 30 years of having a CCW. Last time I needed a renewal I did it on lunch break while serving on a jury.

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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    I haven't heard of anything, I've never had a wait, always issued on the spot.

    That said, we might be getting a new sheriff soon anyway. Who knows what kind of idiotic policies the new guy will put in place.
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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Same here. Never had a wait. If true, I'd like to hear the reasoning. I'll do some more digging around.

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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Technically he has 45 calendar days to issue according to the UFA. If something changes, there really isn't much that can be done as long as they issue within that time frame.

    It would be really sad if they started not issuing immediately.
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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/372/Firearms-Unit

    Apparently it is true and due to processing times?

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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch110 View Post
    http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/372/Firearms-Unit

    Apparently it is true and due to processing times?
    That doesn't say what you think it says, either:

    On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office will no longer issue License to Carry Permits on the same day we receive the application. You will be notified when approved and given 30 days to pick-up your License to Carry Permit.
    That doesn't say they're going to wait 30 days, that says they'll process the application and then you have 30 days to pick it up after you're approved. That could mean they might wait 45 days to send you an approval, or you could get one in a couple of days.

    Regardless, it sucks, and I don't believe their reason at all. Every time I've been in, it's taken no more than 20 minutes.
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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Ok, I read it a bit more closely. They are saying they won't process same day and will notify you when it is ready. At that point you have 30 days to pick it up. No information about how long they expect to take to process. It will be interesting to see how long they take.

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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch110 View Post
    Ok, I read it a bit more closely. They are saying they won't process same day and will notify you when it is ready. At that point you have 30 days to pick it up. No information about how long they expect to take to process. It will be interesting to see how long they take.
    In any case it is a step backwards!
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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    In any case it is a step backwards!
    If the delay is because there are increasing applications, this can be viewed as a good thing. More people with permits mean more people support concealed carry and would resist restrictive changes to the law.

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    Default Re: 30 Day Wait for CCW?

    I stopped into Lancaster 2 weeks ago to renew. First time in the Lancaster Courthouse as I recently moved from Bucks County. There are signs displayed in the Sheriffs office saying that as of June 1, 2017, they will not issue LTCF's on-site. It explains that you will receive a call when it is ready and have 30-days to pick it up. That being said, I went in, filled out the application, waited for 10mins, had my pictures taken and was given the LTCF on-spot. Perhaps they have the signs up so they can speed things up in busy times? I dunno. All-in-all it was a great experience, with one exception. Apparently you are not allowed to carry your cell-phones into the courthouse. There are signs posted, although I managed to not see them on my way in. An older sheriffs deputy had a smartass attitude when he told me I had to take them back out to the car. And even though I disagree fundamentally with the policy, I realize it was me that missed the signs. But his personality was quite a turn-off. Glad he wasn't still at the security checkpoint when I returned.

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