If you go with your first logic then that doesn't flow either. You get a 30 day grace period yet they have 45 days to process a license. So you have to apply at least 15 days prior to your license before it expires to not have any gaps.
Yes that's true.. it' still my opinion thats why there is a grace period.
Well, some sheriff's offices can do it in a day. I've even heard some do it the same day. There's really no reason for it to take more than a few days unless something comes up in a background check. Then obviously they may have to pull more records.
I have a clean record and have lived in Ohio my entire life.
Whether there be any excuse or not it took about 40 days when I first got my license.
I live in Franklin, so that means I gotta go downtown Columbus to get mine.
I'd Imagine rural departments can get it done faster cause they probably have a smaller work load.
When I went for my renewal they had 4 of us scheduled for the same time.. which surprise surprise was actually 30misn before the office even opened, on that was nice of them.
They did open a tad early but we still waited outside a good 20mins.
The grace period is also what is going to kick us in the rear if we ever get a NICS check added to the application process. For a CHL to be used to purchase a firearm from an FFL your license with NICS check must be valid no longer than five years. Legally, ours is valid five years and thirty days.
Whoopty doo, I personally don't care if a CHL ever expedites a buy from a FFL, NICS has always been fairly fast for me.
For those that say you lost some time, whoopty doo. $67 for 60 months? That's a little over a dollar a month. That's pocket change over the term of 5 years. Over ten licenses (50 years) applying two months early is an extra $25. Sure, that's an extra $25 going to the government, but what is the alternative? Five years from expiration of former license? Then it again would never be used for a NICS check if that is ever added to the Ohio application process.
I certainly care.
They shouldn't be getting anything.