I went to renew my GFL in late December/early January which I have had for 15 years. I knew it would take longer with the new process, but after six months I called to check on it. The clerk told me they needed more info and I could come in and talk to them. I went in and discovered they had delayed issue due to a TPO on my record from April, 2001, which automatically expired in October, 2001 (ex-wife vindictiveness). I had to submitt a written summary explaining the TPO, details of the incident, and current disposition. After another month I called and the clerk said the judge wants to know if I would like a hearing. I said yes and filled out a request for a hearing. I then started researching the state laws and discovered GCO. I began reading about GCO and some of the case law and immediately joined. I was able to attend the summer luncheon and meet some members and I'm trying to recruit more. I'll give an update on my hearing later, but I am so glad to be a part of GCO.