Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > GENERAL DISCUSSION > General gun discussions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

General gun discussions This is a place to lounge and discuss firearm related topics with other forum members.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-02-2013, 1:33 PM
bigdawg86's Avatar
bigdawg86 bigdawg86 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,960
iTrader: 26 / 100%
Default CCW question, no answer in LTC forum

So I am filling out my application and want to choose who will give my letters of reference... It doesn't specify any particulars about what should be in the letter, length, etc.

I know when I ask my buddies to write something, they will ask "what should I include in the letter", and as of now my answer is "not sure".

What key points should be in the letter?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-02-2013, 1:49 PM
quiet-wyatt's Avatar
quiet-wyatt quiet-wyatt is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Posts: 838
iTrader: 30 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdawg86 View Post
So I am filling out my application and want to choose who will give my letters of reference... It doesn't specify any particulars about what should be in the letter, length, etc.

I know when I ask my buddies to write something, they will ask "what should I include in the letter", and as of now my answer is "not sure".

What key points should be in the letter?
Try here:
San Bernardino CCW Info
__________________
To do is to be. (Socrates)

To be is to do. (Plato)

Do be do be do. (Sinatra)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-03-2013, 8:24 AM
nickel plate's Avatar
nickel plate nickel plate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Valley
Posts: 1,182
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

It' really more of a short list of yes/no questions with an optional area for a brief written statement.
The real key to the letters of reference is to make sure they are returned to and received by the issuing agency. Stay on top of your recipients and check back with the IA for delivery conformation. In my county, the CCW process goes no further without them in hand.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2013, 9:31 AM
bigdawg86's Avatar
bigdawg86 bigdawg86 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,960
iTrader: 26 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickel plate View Post
It' really more of a short list of yes/no questions with an optional area for a brief written statement.
The real key to the letters of reference is to make sure they are returned to and received by the issuing agency. Stay on top of your recipients and check back with the IA for delivery conformation. In my county, the CCW process goes no further without them in hand.
I am confused, the application does not include anything that resembles "yes/no" questionnaire ... nor does it have a place to include their information.

Do I just write their information on a word doc that has their contact information and mentions they are aware of what I am applying for?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-03-2013, 10:44 AM
Librarian's Avatar
Librarian Librarian is offline
Super Moderator
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Concord
Posts: 33,359
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdawg86 View Post
So I am filling out my application and want to choose who will give my letters of reference... It doesn't specify any particulars about what should be in the letter, length, etc.

I know when I ask my buddies to write something, they will ask "what should I include in the letter", and as of now my answer is "not sure".

What key points should be in the letter?
Really, you should ask the Sheriff's office - they can tell you what they want to see.

I'm slightly surprised no SB county LTC holders answered in the LTC forum.
__________________
Calguns Wiki, Magazine Qs, Knife laws

Unless there is some way to amend a bill so you would support it,
the details do not matter until the Governor signs or allows the bill to become law.

Ask CA law questions in the How CA Laws Apply to/Affect Me Forum
- most questions that start 'Is it legal ...' go there.

Not a lawyer, just Some Guy On The Interwebs.


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-03-2013, 10:56 AM
JDay's Avatar
JDay JDay is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: El Dorado County
Posts: 18,869
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

I believe the letters just need to state that you are of good moral character.
__________________
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace. -- James Madison

The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. -- Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87 (Pearce and Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-03-2013, 2:09 PM
HighLander51 HighLander51 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,144
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Librarian View Post
Really, you should ask the Sheriff's office - they can tell you what they want to see.

I'm slightly surprised no SB county LTC holders answered in the LTC forum.
I guess because it's posted in General.

The letter wants to say how long they have known you, in what context, you are good guy, good morals, good values, gets along with neighbors, no problems known to them, you are not a drunk or a wife beater, that kind of thing. They have to be reachable because SBSO doesn't have the staff or time to keep checking.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-03-2013, 2:14 PM
paul0660's Avatar
paul0660 paul0660 is offline
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ukiah
Posts: 15,706
iTrader: 34 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDay View Post
I believe the letters just need to state that you are of good moral character.
I always wondered, who vets the letter writers?

You are getting a live scan.

Really good backround check.

Face to face with a Leo who knows how to interview.

How can a bit of print from an unknown help?

Not a part of the Mendocino Co. process btw.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-03-2013, 2:55 PM
Dee_Dub's Avatar
Dee_Dub Dee_Dub is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So cal
Posts: 1,915
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

are you applying for Riv CO? if so PM me
__________________
A man's GOT to know his limitations.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-03-2013, 2:55 PM
railgunner railgunner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fresno,Ca.
Posts: 260
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I love that Fresno County does not require these letters. Fresno City does. They are just trying to find out if you are a good person.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-03-2013, 4:29 PM
nickel plate's Avatar
nickel plate nickel plate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Valley
Posts: 1,182
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdawg86 View Post
I am confused, the application does not include anything that resembles "yes/no" questionnaire ... nor does it have a place to include their information.

Do I just write their information on a word doc that has their contact information and mentions they are aware of what I am applying for?
For my county, the initial CCW application form has three line inclusions for the NAMES AND ADDRESSES of three character references that will be sent the "yes/no" questionnaires. Perhaps your county does not require character references, one less hoop to jump through.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:26 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.