Applied 4/10/2006

Discussion in 'GWL News & Information' started by adams020604, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    I applied for the GFL on april the 10th, at the South Fulton Service Center. The clerk in charge told me that it would take 4-6months and not to call or bother them (rude as hell). I called this morning to check on the status of my application and the same clerk that helped me apply for the GFL on the 10th tells me that it takes 6-8months. Georgia law states they have 60 days to have everything done and have the license back to me. On the 10th of this month if I still don't have it I'm taking a copy of GA law up to the probate court and I'm getting some answers. :evil:
     
  2. EagleEye920

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    adams020604, Welcome to the forums!!! Sorry it's taking so long. Unfortunately, it seems to be the standard for Fulton and lots of other counties.

    My wife applied back in February and still nothing!!! She applied at the North Annex.

    You'll find many threads on the forum with problems like this. Careful getting too heated. Some probate judges get on a power trip and use the "Good Moral Character" phrase to deny permits!!! Check out glocked_n_loaded's troubles over here... http://www.georgiapacking.org/forum/vie ... +character

    Since there is no consequence to not issuing in 60 days, Probate Judges feel free to break the law!!!! GRRRRRR!!!! :x

    Good luck though!!
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I second what iwb32 says. It is a court. Treat it like one. They are not used to being treated as if they are not a court, and a judge, and may take it out on you and your permit if you act in a different manner.

    If you were on trial - how would you act in court? That is the same demeanor I would use in the south Fulton Annex if you choose to speak with them. Use prudence and caution.
     
  4. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    Thank You for your warm welcome. I appologize if you gentlemen misunderstand. I'm not going into the probate court blind. I know that they have 60 days, its Georgia law. But since they clearly don't understand that I'm going to go there with a copy of Georgia Law. And then I'm going to get in touch with one of the congressmen. Maybe; just maybe I'll get some answers.
     
  5. jrm

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    adams020604, welcome to the forum.

    I don't think malum prohibitum and iwb32 misunderstood. I think they were offering (sound) advice on the demeanor you may wish to use if you choose to talk to the probate court.

    While taking a copy of the statute with you is fine, please be aware that you will not be the first (or even the 100th) person to tell the Fulton County Probate Court what the statute says. They know what it says. They just interpret it differently from how most everybody applying for a license does.
     
  6. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    :lol:

    I'm going to use that the next time I get pulled over for ignoring the speed limit.
     
  7. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    Why in the hell do they make a law only to break it. Now I know if I was to work for the state and broke a law, they would be on my backside like a pair of tight fitting jeans.
     
  8. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    mzmtg,

    Good luck. Let me know how that works out for you. :lol:
     
  9. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    Yeah, let me know to buddy. I have gotten pulled over several times, but since I work for the fed gov't and I have to wear a gov't ID I dont get a ticket.lol :lol:
     
  10. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    Unforutnately, I'm still waiting. I am not even going to attempt to call the probate court. In fear of me cursing out the clerk. I utterly despise rude people, due to the work I do. I guess I will just sit back relax and wait. Thanks Guys!
     
  11. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    Seem to be contradicting yourself a bit here bud... :lol:
     
  12. adams020604

    adams020604 New Member

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    :twisted: Muwhahahahahhaa! I kinda noticed that thanks for that revelation there buddy. lol
     
  13. atlctyslkr

    atlctyslkr New Member

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    Pasted in from a post I put up on another forum


    If you thought it was bad before just wait. As many of you may know
    Fulton has one of the worst reputations for firearms license issuance
    in
    the state. It may actually be the worst. I can't think of any other
    courthouse that could possibly be as difficult to get to. First of this
    county is 70 miles at its longest point (quite a drive for some
    people).
    Second downtown Atlanta isn't fun for parking/navigating.

    I found out today while getting my car tag that effective July 1 that
    the North Annex on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs will no longer process
    applications. The reason is the Fulton County Police are leaving and
    Sandy Springs City Police will take over. Fulton County does not allow
    other departments to take fingerprints. As many of you know there was a
    precinct in the Annex building so it was quite easy. Now you must go
    downtown to the main courthouse at 136 Pryor Street and either get
    finger printed by the Sheriff's office or police. Of course the probate
    court is in that building as well.

    For those of you that live in the northern part of town have fun when
    it's time to renew. I live a lot close to the North Annex than I do the
    main courthouse. I feel safe parking at the North Annex, not downtown.
    Just to add insult to injury I know have to go to a place I don't feel
    safe and I can't carry!

    I am fairly angry at Fulton County's policies and am contemplating
    writing my state representative and senator. I want to know:

    Why does each county get to arbitrarily impose requirements/make rules.
    Fulton County treats you as a new applicant each time with new
    fingerprints required. Not all counties do this for renewals. Some
    allow
    fingerprints to be taken by any law enforcement agency.

    Since Georgia is shall issue why don't we get like Florida and turn
    this
    over to a state office and centralize it. In Florida you can do it all
    through the mail. It's ridiculous for counties to have this control.