Tuesday, January 25, 2005

In the mail

I received my Tennessee handgun carry permit in the mail today. I first got it out of the mail box and did not feel the permit it it, so I decided that I should wait until I got to my apartment to open it. If I was rejected for some reason, I did not want the world to see me cry.

When I got it inside, I saved it for the last of my mail, in part to build anticipation, because it was the most important piece of mail. When I started opening it I felt a rectangular piece of material that did not bend as easy as the rest of the letter, and that was when I knew I had not been rejected like the ugly guy at the prom. As of this week it had been more than a month since I had sent in my application. I was getting a little worried that I would be rejected for some rason (unpain speeding ticket).

I put it in my wallet behind my driver's license. I still do not have a gun, if everything in my life had gone as I had planned I would probably be buying one next week. Since I wrecked my car and had to buy a new one, it has thrown several of my short term money plans into the air.

Oh well. Soon I will have the gun to match the permit.



Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Of course, it's sad (no...make that outrageous) that we have to get bloody permission from the government in order to defend ourselves and partake in our 2nd Amendment rights.


Cubicle said...

thanks, and i agree.

What bothers me the most is the amount of money that is required to carry a gun. The classes are fine, and i understand having to pay for them. It would be more wrong to make the ranges give them for free.

But paying the state of TN 100 dollars for them to process my request seems a little absurd. I personally think that fee should be reduced as much as possible, or even partially covered by the state to reduce our out of pocket expense.

They do not charge you money to vote, but they will charge you money to carry a gun.