Well, I finally got the notification in the mail that my CCL is ready to be picked up at the Sheriff office. :dancingbananna: So that is the good news. Bad thing is that I got the letter on Friday, so I have to wait all weekend until Monday to go get it.:hairpull::hairpull:
I was told 90 days is the average wait, I got my letter in 86 days, but Monday will be the 89th day. So, :crazy:..
Then OD wrote: Congratulations. Remember, don't ask, don't tell.
I know many on the board here are from high population areas. Some of those have a high concentration of anti-gun population or those who know nothing about them.
Others live way out in the country (where I wish I was able to be) & go to town only when you have too.
I want to go on record as saying, "I never ADVERTISE the fact that I have a Texas CHL or that I am carrying." (read my signature) I recomend the same to folks I train. When I have to go to Houston to the hospitals, Dallas for the Tex State Rifle Assoc gun show that is about the only times I am in the big city. For sure half dozen times a yr will cover a bad yr for me.
With that as a background:
For yrs there has only been 2 instructers w/ in 100+ miles of here. We now have a 3rd one in the county & 2 North of us about 50 mi. I estimate.
Here for someone to have a CHL & no one but the wife know would be next to double impossible even starting now & more so for those of us that have had them for 10+.
I also am the Range Safety Officer at local gun club.
I have gone to the class w/ Mom, Wife, several in our church that I have trained. I have never been to a class that no one knew anyone except who they may have come with.
Classic example. Went with Mom for her last renewal & soon as we walked in the door I hear, "HEY Preacher, what you doin here" & several gather up for hand shakes,Mom & I join the circle, visit & coffee before starting.
Everyone in Tiny Town, Texas knows every one, hunts together, or close, shoot together at the range or on their property, goes to church & town meeting, only one grocery stor in Diboll.....
For me or most anyone who has been in my setting to be completely unknown would mean I would have drove 100+ miles for my first permit, the same for renewals, and never help anyone or shoot a pistol from conceal holster w/a neighbor or friend.
Looooong time resident of Tiny Town, Texas. (Lufkin, Diboll) Know everyone & am known. Pastored 3 Churches here over the last 23 yrs.
Safety officer at Local gun club.
When I go to a renewal or w/ someone I have trained, Britt gives me the new shooters especially any ladies for instruction. I am extra eyes & help on his firing line.
Am as outspoken about 2A issues as I am about the Gospel.
Teach Practical Personal Defense to aged, small & physically weaker, & women.
Set up & teach home defense plans.
Folks come to me w/ Qs about gear, folks are sent to me by others w/ gear Qs.
A lot of folks know I carry due to the above.
How many have the priviledge of not being known? Are you in a life situation somewhat like mine? Are you somewhere in between?