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Ninety More Days for Oregon CHL!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nick Burkhardt, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I finally had my CHL appointment today. Took my Oregon/Utah class way back in April but was told by the Sherrifs Department that they would not accept any application until the actual appointment time. OK when is the next appointment? 20 weeks! So I have been patiently waiting for nearly five months. Got my Utah permit over 9 weeks ago and have been carrying in Washington, especially Spokane, but have to disarm at the border everytime. Heck if I go through Portland I have to take all of the rounds out of my magazines!

    So I finally had my CHL appointment today. Course certificate, 2 picture IDs, birth certificate, application with "two character references" WTH? I thought Oregon was a Shall Issue State? Got finger printed, picture taken and wrote a check. Because of my unique name my 4473 checks come back clean in 30 seconds so I was hoping to get my CHL in hand within 30 days. The young lady tells me that they usually run 45 days, but because they have been so busy expect to wait 90 days. WTH again? I thought that Oregon State required that Sheriff offices process your application in 60 days? They already cheated by not accepting it for 140 days. Are they really unnecessarily calling two references for every applicant?

    I am not naming the County until I have my permit in hand. Once that is complete who do I complain to?
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yourself?

    Do you REALLY think anyone in the gov't cares?


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  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    ORS 166.292 says they have 45 days from the date of application if the application is accepted for those who are counting at home. ;)
     
  4. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Ouch!

     
  5. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actually YES. I have read others ask about and post their CHL wait times for different counties here on NWF. None of the others have had a wait time even close to 7-8 months!
     
  6. bcrow

    bcrow Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Wow- that sounds like a horrible experience. I got my chl through Washington county- I applied in late April and got my permit the day of my appointment (1st week of august). I was actually surprised the lady just printed it off and handed it to me after my pic/fingerprinting process.
     
  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good deal. Did Washington County require the name, phone number and full addresses of two character references?
     
  8. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I'm told Multnomah county is not taking out of state applications until they are caught up with their current in state applicants.
     
  9. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine the look on a cowboys face 200 years ago, if he had to wait months on end for a license to carry a damn gun?
     
  10. udoggie

    udoggie Washington Co, Or. Member

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    Washington CO asked for 2 references when I did my original CHL many years ago, but never contacted either of them.

    UD
     
  11. bcrow

    bcrow Beaverton, OR New Member

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    I believe I filled out that info on the initial application but neither were contacted.
     
  12. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    What county was this done in? I really need to get off my *** and get this done as well. Im down in Marion which I feel will have along wait time as well.
     
  13. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! That is outrageous. I live in Yamhill county and both my and my husbands came in the mail in less that a week after we filled out the applications. No appointments needed, you just go in and fill out the application on the days they are open to accept them. They didn't ask for any references, probably because they are honest enough to admit they don't have time to contact them anyway.
     
  14. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Their looks would be very blank...as in not there. There weren't "cowboys" in 1813.
    :confused:

    Brutus Out
     
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  15. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Apparently our county can only process 100 applications per month including out of state ones. Since $50 of the $65 Oregon CHL application fee goes to the local Sheriff, he finally got a clue two weeks ago and hired a new clerk as a one year temp. That extra $5000 per month could easily be doubled or even tripled, but he took the Sergeant who was processing the applications part time off of CHL so it is now all resting on the new gal with two weeks of training. Maybe she can get up to 150 applications per month.
     
  16. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    congrat.

    just little off the topic question, does OR issue CHL to WA resident who has green card?
     
  17. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No. If you are not a US citizen, the law requires that you be resident in the county where you make your application for at least 6 months.
     
  18. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure any real cowboy has the ballz to carry his stinking gun without asking permission to do so.....
     
  19. LProf

    LProf Oregon Member

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    Interesting. In Clackamas county, I submitted the application on line, had my appointment 30 days later, picture taken, finger prints run, and got my license right then. They told me they
    did the background check during the time between my submitting the application on line and the appointment date.

    Could not have been more pleased.
     
  20. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Good to know.