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Posted: 3/1/2010 3:58:47 PM EDT
What is the current times people are waiting for their HCP renewal?

I am about to raise holy hell with my state senator over this bullshit Nashville is pulling and I need some anecdotal numbers to give him.

If those shits can't do their jobs in a timely manner, I imagine we can get some unemployed folks who will be thrilled to take their places.

Link Posted: 3/1/2010 4:38:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2010 4:41:42 PM EDT by DavidLewis]
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
What is the current times people are waiting for their HCP renewal?

I am about to raise holy hell with my state senator over this bullshit Nashville is pulling and I need some anecdotal numbers to give him.

If those shits can't do their jobs in a timely manner, I imagine we can get some unemployed folks who will be thrilled to take their places.



I don't have much anecdotal evidence, except that my renewal took between 100 and 120 days, IIRC.  I don't
have the envelope & letter with it handy at the moment.

However, I do have the stats published by the Department of Safety:

Average Days to Issue Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits by Month –– Calendar Year 2008

Month––––––––-Avg.-Days––––-Avg.-Days––––––Avg.-Days––––––Avg.-Days
––––––––––––––-Original––––––-Renewal––––––––Duplicate––––––-Total
January––––––––-54.75––––––––-44.28––––––––––26.52––––––––––49.23
February––––––––51.27––––––––-44.84––––––––––39.18––––––––––48.09
March––––––––––-54.98––––––––-70.87––––––––––37.21––––––––––58.07
April––––––––––-61.51––––––––-84.65––––––––––51.36––––––––––67.21
May––––––––––––-63.48––––––––100.30––––––––––45.12––––––––––70.82
June––––––––––––69.94––––––––101.89––––––––––17.66––––––––––85.07
July––––––––––––82.41––––––––109.18––––––––––24.10––––––––––88.73
August––––––––––69.63––––––––117.31––––––––––31.72––––––––––81.66
September––––––-58.40––––––––-97.52––––––––––24.40––––––––––78.56
October––––––––-61.21––––––––-71.48––––––––––17.93––––––––––62.78
November––––––––39.82––––––––-86.00––––––––––15.25––––––––––49.86
December––––––––39.84––––––––-82.11––––––––––13.55––––––––––57.67
Total––––––––––-60.48––––––––-90.22––––––––––29.10––––––––––69.47

Source:  TN Dept. of Safety, 5/13/2009

Yes, they are for 2008...that's the last year for which they've published data.

I respectfully suggest that you couple whatever anecdotal evidence you get––and there's a good bit of it on ARFCOM––
with these official numbers.  Remember to point out to your legislators that these are averages:  while it is indeed
true that some took less time, others took even longer.

David
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 5:09:00 PM EDT
I try to have my students report back to me with this info. They tend to be in the 4-6 week range.  Remember that the state has 90 days to do the background check.  You cant really do much fussing until then.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 10:01:45 AM EDT
I just renewed last week. I have been reading that it's taking them 2 or 3 months
to renew the permits. I have 5 more months on my permit but I thought I should
get in it as soon as possible.

I don't understand why it's taking so long to do a background check. If you go into
a gun shop and purchase a firearm, they do a background check with TICS via
phone or Internet. over 90% of the time it comes back instantly. I think if this
type of BGC is good to purchase a firearm then why not for a handgun permit?

Lets see what happens.....
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 2:27:16 PM EDT
Last time I renewed mine it expired before I got my new one. When I called about it the lady said only two people worked in the office that did the renewals. She sent me a letter stating I was still good and I had to carry that in addition to my expired permit.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 4:15:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 10:06:20 AM EDT
Did mine 12-11-09, Got it back 02-27-10,       78 days if I counted correctly. 2 days before my birthday.
MIKE
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 10:21:07 AM EDT

Not a renewal but changed address and wanted a permit reflecting the new address. I sen tin my $10 fee and paperwork at the end of OCTOBER. Check was cash about two weeks later. I still don;t have my permit.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 4:20:16 AM EDT
I got the notice for renewal 1-2-10 , sent my renewal in 1-4-10 mine expires 3-26-10. Nothing yet.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:55:16 PM EDT
My personal experience has been inconsistent. The first time I renewed it took a little over 3 months and I stopped carrying once the old card expired. I went without for a couple of weeks and I wasn't happy about it. The second time I renewed (just last year) it took less than 2 months and I had the new card about 3 weeks before the old one expired.

I was not as concerned about it this last time because I was told by the people at the DL testing center that the receipt for the renewal can be used for proof that I've applied for the renewal once the card itself expires.  I do not remember that being the case the first time I renewed 4 years earlier.  
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:23:14 AM EDT
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