Costs for GWL renewal?

Discussion in 'GWL News & Information' started by TarHeelToter, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. TarHeelToter

    TarHeelToter New Member

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    I a newbie to posting on this site. I just called the Newton County Probate Court about renewing my firearms license which is set to expire soon. I was told that I need $35 in cash and a $40 money order made out to the Newton County Sheriff's office. Am I correct that it is going to cost me $75 to renew my firearms license? This sounds like to much $$$. Thanks for any advice or clarification.
     
  2. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    the price went up recently...sucks bad
     

  3. jdh31313

    jdh31313 Active Member

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    OK, So this may have been discussed here already but here goes anyways...what is the difference between paying a GWL fee to carry or a poll tax to vote?
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    $75 is correct.
     
  5. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    One has been tried and declared unconstitutional and the other has not.

    Note that only fairly recently the Supreme Court has declared the 2nd is individual and can be applied to the states in regards to keeping a firearm in your home. The only part of bearing arms has been in relation to inside the home.

    It will be years before a case regarding fees for carry licenses will be heard. If the dicta from Heller holds true, I would bet that SCOTUS would would give us unlicensed open carry and a license (with fees) for concealed carry would be ok.
     
  6. SongDogSniper

    SongDogSniper New Member

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    When I moved down from up north (NYC) years ago, I was overjoyed that I could even get a concealed carry permit in Georgia, no matter what it cost.

    Did not have an ice cube's chance in hell of that ever happening for me in the Big Apple. It cost me more than 4x that amount annually in the late 70s and 80s just to get and maintain a target-only pistol permit up there.
     
  7. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    SCOTUS gives us our rights? :?
     
  8. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Unfortunately, that's what it's come too now days. :screwy:
     
  9. kkennett

    kkennett New Member

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    Just paid $70 in Forsyth County today for a renewal. And yes, that's a pretty steep fee.
     
  10. Puffyfish

    Puffyfish New Member

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    Was $30 then almost 50 through the years. $70 is a bit steep, must be the cost of the nifty new cards.. :shakehead: I'd like to see them justify the higher costs.
     
  11. 87FieroGT

    87FieroGT New Member

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    I was in the Douglas county offices applying for my permit just yesterday when a women came in just after me. She told the clerk that she was there to renew here permit and the clerk told here "we no longer renew the weapon permits you have to go through the whole processes again".
     
  12. mountainman444

    mountainman444 Active Member

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    Right. It's a renewal but you really go through all the paperwork and prints just like a new one. Doesn't really make sense to me. My prints haven't changed and are already in the system. Get a "pistol toters" license - prints and background check, Hazmat endorsement - prints and background check, TWIC card - prints and background check. And you have to pay full price every time. "Mo money" for the government.
     
  13. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    This. There is really now renewal, they are all treated as new applications. You can request a temp license if already have one that is going to expire.
     
  14. Vir Quisque Vir

    Vir Quisque Vir New Member

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    I paid $39 for my current license with all processing. It is renewable in 2012. From the looks of things, I am about to pay double that for another 5 years. I guess the Pure Oil Station regular at $0.189 and $0.209 per gallon, yes 18.9 cents and 20.9 cents a gallon, has gone up slightly too, over the years, so maybe a doubling of the cost to exercise a simple, natural, individual right should double over 5 years. Best to just suck it up and pay that and the new tax of $.50 per liter of oxygen consumed out of the atmosphere, imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. :lol:
     
  15. budone1967

    budone1967 Die Hard GCO Recruiter

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    My GWL will expire in August. I have put the money aside for my new GWL. I'm now in the process of saving for the GCO convention :righton:
     
  16. MyFred

    MyFred Banned

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    Quit complaining and just do what the government tells you to do.... :(
     
  17. marco427

    marco427 New Member

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    Try $90.00 in Pickens county.
     
  18. ookoshi

    ookoshi Moderator

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    Even though the process is the same it's technically still a renewal. It's spelled out as a renewal in the Georgia Code because you can request a 90 day temp permit during the renewal process.
     
  19. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I don't think they are legally allowed to charge you that much.
     
  20. epeen

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    :roll: "legally" what is this "legally" you speak of?