My experience in Cherokee

Discussion in 'Ga. County Licensing Information' started by FireStar, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. FireStar

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    I just went through the process (including getting an updated driver's license) to apply for a gun license in Cherokee County. Basically, everything went exactly how I expected, with the exception that it didn't take nearly as long. Start to finish, I was done inside of three hours, and that included four visits to three government entities in three separate locations.

    First I picked up the application with fingerprint cards, and saw on the "requirements info" topsheet where they required proof of social security. I ignored that for the time being and went over to the Detention Center for fingerprinting. No problems there, and no wait at all. They did them digitally, very easy and clean.

    Then I went back to the Probate Court, with my fingerprint cards, completed application (minus ssn and employment info) ... and I was also armed with a printout of the Privacy Act and the SSN TRO someone supplied me in another thread. I walked up and (instead of immediately going on the offensive) asked if she had a copy of the newer form, so I could use that instead. I patiently explained that there was a newer form that did not include ssn/employment, since that info is no longer required.

    No she didn't have a newer form.

    Then can I just turn this one in without the social?
    No. Even if it isn't on the form, we still need it for the GBI background check.

    So the GBI can't do a background check on me without my ssn?
    No.

    What does this office do with the ssn?
    We make a copy of your sscard along with your driver's license and keep it with your application.

    So you will not accept an application without my social filled in?
    No.

    Despite any argument I produced and all my information regarding the Privacy Act, I could not get her to accept the application without a social. Finally I asked if there was any sort of expiration date associated with the fingerprint cards (not wanting to have to obtain them again if they later said mine were too "old"). She said no, that I had paid for those and they were mine. So I gathered up all the papers and left.

    Now what?
     
  2. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Did you mention this to her?

    Also, did you happen to get her name?
     

  3. USMC - Retired

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    Step one: Join GeorgiaCarry.Org

    Step two: Provide all of the above information to them

    Step three: Sit back and watch your local probate court get a rude awakening!
     
  4. FireStar

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    For some reason I can't download any pdf's from this site ... but based on the title of the link you posted, no I didn't bring that one with me. I showed her this.

    No I didn't get her name. I almost asked before I left, but didn't because she just seemed to be reciting what she had been told. Not really a key player in the process. She was actually pretty nice. Didn't seem to understand why I was reluctant. She said "we are the only ones who will see it". How reassuring!
     
  5. wsweeks2

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    Well, follow Gunny's instructions and it can be taken from there. What I tried to attach was the order from a Federal Judge against the Henry County Probate judge in regards to asking for SSN information.
     
  6. FireStar

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    Step one: done
    Step two: going to the site now to look for contact info

    Thanks,
    FH
     
  7. ber950

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    Oh boy is this going to fun to watch.

    :hardhead: :Nunchaku:

    See the probate court. See the probate court lie. See the probate court :surrender:


    :popcorn:
     
  8. wsweeks2

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    I don't know if GCO will have time to assist as we are plotting our next move to endanger children. :wink: :roll:
     
  9. Wiley

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    Welcome FireHouse!

    The pdf you were refered to is an order by a FEDERAL District Court Judge to a Georgia Probate Judge. That order does two things: 1) Directed the Henry County Probate Judge to issue without requiring an SSN and; 2) To issue within 60 days as Georgia law requires. There was, also, an ancillary order to pay the GCO attorney $7700+ in costs and fees.

    If the Cherokee Judge is smart you may get your GFL sometime next week, if not and your situation is litigated I'm betting that the process will be rather quick.

    Stick with us!
     
  10. FireStar

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    Step two: done
    Step three: in motion

    Thanks for the help, everyone!
    FH
     
  11. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent! I look forward to some sledgehammering!
     
  12. ber950

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  13. Wiley

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    These counties are making the whole process boilerplate. Could almost set up a mail merge script.
    :applause:
     
  14. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Good deal. Welcome, by the way.
     
  15. budder

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    :hardhead: Hammer time... lol

    Welcome to GeorgiaCarry, FireHouse. Only 8 short months ago the probate judges could do this with absolutely no fear of the consequences. Watch how they react now. :bat:
     
  17. wsweeks2

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    If only GFL's were issued as fast. JRM for probate judge!!!

    :wink:
     
  18. merlock

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    :woohoo:

    Get 'em, Hammer! :hardhead:
     
  19. FireStar

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    Thanks for the welcome. Nothing like joining a group and having them go to bat for you right away! Obviously I'm glad I stopped by the GCO booth last weekend, and learned what I did about the forms and Cherokee county.
     
  20. wsweeks2

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    We're glad to hear that. Now get out there and spread the word!!!