I will not ever forget this day.
I took this Course in December. I have to agree, well worth your time and money. I suggest that people take this training.
Took the class yesterday at
Cabelas. Great class, learned a lot from Paul. Thank you Paul for
teaching the class and all the information provided!
Hi Paul! Thanks for keeping
me updated on activity related to CWP issues. I can say that the police
can get a background response within an hour or less in most cases. The
real hold up seems to come when we have to send a request to "at least
two" mental health institutions to find out if the applicant has been
involuntarily committed to their facility. This sometimes takes up to
six weeks. Once we get a response from them, the permit is issued
immediately. Dorothea Dix seems to take the longest to get a response.
Personally, I think this requirement is ridiculous and does nothing to
ensure the applicant is mentally stable. If you think about all the ways
this doesn't work you would agree. First of all, the person could be
committed in any other institution other than the two that are contacted
and still be an "qualified" applicant. This includes a person who may
have recently moved to Maine from another state. And, I think it's
foolish that a person could "voluntarily" commit themselves an unlimited
number of times for a wide range of mental health issues and still be
considered a "qualified" applicant. If some of these issues were
resolved I think some who question the process, myself included, would
feel a lot more comfortable signing their name to the CWP. By the way,
the applicants that come here with your CWP card give me a lot more
confidence that they are qualified to carry than those that don't. Keep
up the good work!
Chief Robert Federico