1. Pick up application.
2. Fill out application.
3. Call for interview.
4. Wait for interview date.
5. Go to interview and turn in application.
6. Wait for an opening in the issuing agency's approved training course.
7. Go to the issuing agency's approved training course.
8. Wait for the issuing agency to approve or deny your application.
9a. If approved, be happy.
9b. If denied, be sad.
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).