My experience parallels Uncle Duke's. I bought mine in the late 70s in .30-06. Although I don't own a ton of rifles, this one is the best shooter of the bunch, even with my elderly eyeballs. Had a guy in NW PA do a trigger job on it so now it is has a much better pull than from the factory...
Picked mine up at the York satellite office yesterday. I had a 10 AM appointment and got there at 9:45. Went through the metal detector and the young lady issuing permits was about 20 feet away.
I asked if they were busy and she told me I was the 10th Marylander that morning and she'd only...
Just a comparison between MD and PA permits (for me):
Submit to approved - 67 days
Submit to card in hand - 73 days
Application fee - $75
LiveScan fee - $52
Training exempt (saved $100-300?)
Total cost - $127
Permit valid - 2 years, 10 months
I found this part interesting -
"Defendant’s motion hinges on the constitutionality of § 922(n) because if the provision is unconstitutional, then Defendant’s false statement during the purchase of the firearm is immaterial."
Does a NICS number on your app. mean that the NICS has been completed and the (13,15,17) other databases still need to be done or does it mean they've just pulled your app. from the digital pile and are just starting the checks?
Thanks for keeping the database, BTW.
Sometime in the near future is a person who submits an application that will get approval on the day that the MGA gavels in, or shortly thereafter.
That poor bastard may be screwed because chances are the MGA has a bill burning a hole in their pocket that zaps this whole W&C regime.