I submitted my paperwork for my Firearms License (LTC) at my interview with the town police, finally! Covid ! delayed the town police from scheduling all interviews for firearms licenses.
( I wonder if criminals have to schedule their crimes and/or arrests?)
I paid my $100 license fee, and was fingerprinted, then the officer examined my paperwork; one of the ‘good character’ letters was rejected, from my primary care doctor, because “they don’t except doctors notes”. Well, he is someone I’ve know for over twenty years and I have no other friends I’ve know as long living locally since (oddly) all my other close friends have moved out of state as soon as they retired. And he specifically attested that he has known me very well for a long time and that I had no medical or mental impairment that would prevent me from being a responsible gun owner.
“Nope. Doctor. Not accepted.”
Then there was the matter of residency. I provided my property tax bill, recent gas and electric utility bills, water and sewer bill.
“Not enough. We like to see a mortgage payment or rent receipt”.
But I own the house and paid off the mortgage long ago?
“Well, go down to Town Hall and get a letter stating that you are a registered voter, we like to see that”.
So I go down to the Town Hall and into the Town Clerks office. Explained what I wanted.
“Nope, we have you listed as inactive on the voter list’.
Gee, I voted in the last election ( and every other election, plus worked the polls last year).
“You probably didn’t return the Town Census form, we’ll drop you for that”. “But write a letter to the Clerk and ask to be restored and we’ll get back to you”.
Seriously, could I make this sh*t up?
I’ll keep you apprised