Well... Update time on getting Fire Arms ID / handgun permits. But first, an interlude from the pathetically ran Air Force.
First, the furloughs end next Friday 6 weeks earlier than expected after the Pentagon realized that cost of literally shutting the government down every Monday and Friday (splitting the days furloughed in an attempt to have a 4 day work week) did NOT go as planned. Yes, people had Monday off, so all meetings to plan meeting with contractors, etc., were delayed until Tuesday, making the actual meetings at least Wednesday and often because of now back logged meetings cause of the short week, many meetings happened on Thursday, just in time for the Friday furloughs.
In the end, 6 weeks of "Savings with 800 thousand Fed employees didn't save the half a billion expected, but cost $2.5 Billion - in six weeks. So, we received the letter stating after next Friday, back to 5 days a week.
So, were are at work, here is where the gun id comes in. I applied roughly May 30th, had my finger printing done of June 6th and a week prior my two references received and returned their evaluations of me to my local PD. TODAY, my boss received the letter of employment mailed JUNE 3rd - 8+ weeks ago, the PD is only 2 miles from my military base. 2 miles and nearly 9 weeks to get the paper to my boss, it traveled about aimlessly or sat in a pile for months ON OUR BASE and finally delivered today. This is the Air Force Today, at least how much they care for the ex-Naval staff that was swallowed up by the AF three years ago.
So I called the PD, asking if this had held up the process at all, and the detective I was connected to (she handles all gun IF stuff) said that it didn't make a difference, she is just into MARCH requests now, so June is 3 months after that, so at least I assume 3 more months wait time.
Interestingly she said a man who filed in February called and asked when he should be expecting his ID card, she looked up his file and it was missing the finger print info which he had a receipt for and she verified it and had it sent to her. But in handling his file, she made no attempt to notify him that his info was incomplete. He of course had done everything required, so maybe now he will be processed.
It is a cluster mess and the detective said that 2 murders in our township contributed to the influx but that the re-election of the President caused a mass barrage of fire arm ID applications. I said "I'm glad I didn't blame it on Obama" she laughed understanding the wrong person on the phone could have taken that statement and though very differently of it. So my claim and it isn't just me, that the Obama administration single handed is causing the largest arming of the people in American history.
So, I will be surprised if I see my ID come before Christmas, and meanwhile (stupid me) checks the home phone for a message from the police station just in case things had settled down.
More than the time to process these documents is the issue of the Air force can't deliver a letter in under 2 months - the application state my bosses name, and building number and a phone contact number was included - as a tax payer, I'm PO'ed at this, and if my application were halted or rejected due to incomplete forms, I surely would not be happy and make it a mission to see why it takes so long to deliver main on a AF base. That isn't out of the question, I have no idea who to contact concerning that issue, but I could have a cockroach drag a letter that far in a 10th the time, that is inexcusable.