- Mar 26, 2006
Because I don't like being part of a collective. With the pro-2A side it's too often an all or nothing approach and for certain states that's the right way to go, but when you're behind enemy lines you have to navigate the terrain differently.
Do you think I like the 7 day wait period? No, I don't, I think it's totally unnecessary because there's already a federal background check, but you know what? With the legislature and governor in RI, it's not going away anytime soon, if ever. In fact, we're probably lucky it's not a mandatory 30 day waiting period with how stupid and anti gun the general voter is.
My suggestion on a waiver card isn't some new law I want that replaces the current wait period, I said it could be an alternative to. Alternative, as in you have a choice: do a 7 day wait every time you buy a gun or fill out a form and get a waiver card in the mail after a few weeks that means you don't have to wait anymore. Didn't say that I want individual police chiefs making the decision on who they approve for the waiver card, I figure the AG's office can issue them.
Better yet, if the various towns and cities in RI would stop putting in these politically appointed chiefs who pussy foot around the shall issue CCW thing and each town has their own requirements for qualifications so people could get a CCW without all the bullsh*t involved, that would be great, but you know what? With how left RI town and city councils are, that's not going to happen.
So, the choice is either sit here and take it, offer alternative ideas, or throw money at pro 2A orgs and hope we get lucky with a lawsuit that lasts 5 or 10 years.
A Chief of Police issued Concealed Carry permit bypasses the 7 day wait. So there's your answer to your solution already in effect.
The reason they claim they put in the 7-day wait is for some asinine reason they think the Local C.O.P has some sort of new insight the feds are not privy to so they would not make any sort of "waiver card".