Excessive handgun application periods
In response to my last column detailing the excessively long wait I have endured for state police approval of my ourchase of a .38 Special chambered Colt Single Action Army, Gary Bowman, of Westminster writes, "I ordered a Glock 19 from the Cop Shop, in Baltimore on "January 27, 2013 and as of July 22nd, still haven't received it. ... The state police have had my application for almost 90 days now and no gun, yet!!!"
I submitted my application through Continental Arms, in Timonium, on May 10 and still no gun. The staff there informed me this past week that it is taking 12 to 14 weeks for police approval. I'm hoping for approval and possession of my revolver within two weeks.
These, in my opinion, are excessive waiting periods being enforced upon law-abiding citizens and it's well past time for our dim-witted representatives to do something about. They have managed to make it far easier to buy a gun illegally. What a bunch of short-sighted idiots!! Let them know how YOU feel, now, before their dumb new gun law takes effect in October.
Lonny Weaver is a Times outdoors writer. His column appears every other Sunday. Reach him at 410-857-7896 or email@example.com.