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Mariion County CHL--45 days and counting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by GuyBMeredith, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I'm feeling a bit grouchy today.

    The Oregon state law says that permits will be delivered within 45 days. Today is day 45 and no permit. Is there an oversight body that monitors whether counties are complying with the state law?

    Unless the Marion County sheriff CHL unit is very busy I have the distinct impression that they are not making any particular efforts to comply. Quite the contrary. Forum members note that Marion County routinely delivers on day 44 or 45.

    In this case I received notice on day 40 to go to the OSP for a redo of fingerprints as those done at the Sheriff's office were rejected--something anticipated by the lady at the Sheriff's office. I received the notice on Saturday and delivered the OSP prints to the Sheriff's office on Monday.

    Twenty additional dollars later it is confirmed I have no fingerprints. The lady that did the original prints at the Sheriff's office was aware of this and it seems that she could have been proactive in an effort to meet the 45 day mandate.
     
  2. RWeaver

    RWeaver Everett, WA Member

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    Up here in Washington they have 30 days but, from what I understand, it's 30 days to issue, which means they can mail it out on day 30. Might be the same down there.
     
  3. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Maybe. Then I should see it tomorrow or Saturday. Call me cynical, but a lottery ticket might be a better bet. I WILL apologize if I'm wrong.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What was the $20 additional dollars for? The finger printing charge is $15.00 and has been since for ever.
     
  5. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Second set done by OSP after rejection of those done by the Sheriff's department.
     
  6. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Have a (gasp) lawyer send them a letter..
     
  7. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Not interested in being confrontational, though if asked to be part of a class action that would work. I do get annoyed when laws are written and not enforced. From what I read the sheriff has 45 days, no if ands or buts delineated.

    48 days and counting.
     
  8. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    I would call them and see what is going on, there is something not right about that. I received mine in around a month.
     
  9. armedredneck

    armedredneck Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah, something's going on. I received mine from Marion County within two weeks of applying back in 2008. I was amazed at how fast it came. Of course, it's a different Sheriff now....
     
  10. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    I got mine on the 48th day. I wouldn't sweat it too much. Yes, the law says they have 45 days, but most likely you are a day or two away from getting it so why rock the boat.

    It's another Obama election year, and there's probably a bunch of people running applications through (which is a good thing, especially in Oregon) and that's probably where the delay is coming from.

    Just my .02
     
  11. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm hoping that the issue has to do with big demand. I just escaped California and want to see as large a shooter voting base here as possible to prevent the metro areas doing the same thing to Oregon. Can't sell a bogey man to informed people.
     
  12. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Do you have a record in California -- could be they are waiting for California to respond on something they see on your record; California isn't in a rush to do anything at the moment.
     
  13. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Ha! Pietro you may have the answer. My record is so spotless that they are probably scratching their heads wondering how such a boring person could actually exist and digging deeper thinking something nefarious has to be going on. :laugh:
     
  14. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy the "busy" angle- the Polk county sheriff told me when I turned in all my stuff they were swamped with new applicants. I received my permit in 22 calendar days- 15 working days...Sounds like the Marion county sheriff couldn't find their *** with a flashlight and a Sherpa...
     
  15. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Gotit!! 52 days and two phone calls to sheriff's office to request update and ensure the paperwork wasn't lost in a dark corner with the spiders. :thumbup:
     
  16. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    This happened to my wife. No additional charge to re-do them the second time, and she still got her permit on day 44.