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Old 12-23-2010, 2:11 PM
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Default Fresno City Concealed Weapon Permit. Get your Interview within days or a week possibl

Some of you here in my area may know that currently the time for your first interview with the Fresno Sheriff Dept. to turn in your package, is about 4-5 months away.
If you are a Fresno City resident, not county, Ed at the Fresno Police Dept. CCW unit wants to help YOU!
He said that if you had your package/background filled out, he could meet you possibly as soon as this Monday to turn it in. 12/28.
There is no safe gun list, and no limitations on the permit as in the past.
Good cause is still important, and Chief Dyer wants to see more responsible citizens who have the need, issued with a Fresno City CCW.

Call 559-276-6056 and leave a number, or talk to Ed directly.

So basically, almost no wait to turn in your package.

Fresno City dwellers only.

Enjoy, oh, tell Ed Matt sent you.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:22 AM
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So, maybe we should investigate City of Fresno...

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:14 AM
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This will be interesting , I remember going down to the Saroyan theater probably 10 or more years ago for a public town hall type meeting to discuss why Fresno would not give out any permits , that is unless you were a City Council member or a relative of some one in the City Goverment.

I hope Chief Dyer has a more open mind then back then Chief Winchester did, he seems like a pretty straight forward and fair guy, I've seen him at church and the 410 sprint car races numerous times seems like a cool guy to me.

My take is, the PD see's that city of Fresno residents are going to get a permit any ways through the SO Dept, so they might as well issue them and collect the money for themselves, if they were to also charge the $110 for each permit, and they issued 1000 permits a year, that's over a hundred grand into their tight and ever shrinking budget, it would save PD officers jobs, buy a couple new cruisers or how ever they choose to spend the cash.

I think the fact that Sheriff Mimms is pro gun and the position she has taken on a citizens right to carry a concealed firearm, is making it easier for other LEO's in the area to jump on boad.
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Old 12-28-2010, 1:32 PM
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Sounds like they found out how to get some $$. Hard to beat Mimms, though. I've sent quite a few folks to the SO to apply and every single one has been approved. Every, single, one. It'd be a bummer if PD decides your GC statement isn't good enough where the SO might have approved it, even if the wait is 5+ months... Hopefully PD and SO are on the same page as far as what is 'Good Cause'.
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Old 12-28-2010, 1:47 PM
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Remember,
I have suggested this for Fresno City residents to possibly enjoy a much quicker process.

A simple phone call to Ed, will certainly answer for you if your good cause is enough for that issued CCW.
Ed will know if it will work or not.
If he feels you don't have enough, then by all means call Fresno County.
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Old 12-28-2010, 3:37 PM
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Matt, that's awesome. If Ed will give you a tentative 'Go/No-Go' over the phone, that might help a lot of folks get off their tails and apply. If you are a city resident of good character, I can't imagine why you wouldn't make a phone call at least. Costs you nothing...
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The city of Fresno should stop playing games and issue for self-defense, and revise their policy to reflect a lawful one.
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Isn't it an illegal requirement to make it mandatory to have to go to the city chief? Why not just go with the county?
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Isn't it an illegal requirement to make it mandatory to have to go to the city chief? Why not just go with the county?
It's not mandatory to go to the PD, by all means you can go to the County, the problem here is the County is so backed up, it's taking 6 months or so to get your permit, but honestly, I've been waiting twenty years when you think about it. in the past it was impossible for the average Joe to get a permit here in Fresno County, but now that we have Mimms, all that has changed.

If the PD is going to be issuing with the same good causes as the SO does, that's great for all of us here, should take some of the back log off the SO Dept.

I'm pretty sure they will be issuing like the SO, if they don't, the SO will collect the money.
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Old 12-28-2010, 8:55 PM
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Guys, I know Ed and think much of him.
I finally was able to get a good contact number for him and the city.
I normally have always sent to the SO.
When Ed told me about how quick the city process was, and that Dyer WANTS to issue just like Mimms, I have been spreading the word.

Thanks for your help BrianM...
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Old 12-30-2010, 9:34 AM
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I just had a client call me.
His interview date to turn in his package is June 2011.
WOW!

Fresno City residents know where to go..... Hopefully.
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Just making sure the word gets out.
Bringing back to the front.
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Thanks Matt P. For the info. I called Ed Monday the 3rd of January had my appointment the next day to turn in my application. Hopefully the rest of the process goes as smooth.
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Just making sure the word gets out.
Bringing back to the front.
I've been spreading the word around also.

Has any one gotten any feedback as to how they are reviewing good cause? is it similar to the SO dept, which IMOP the SO dept are basically taking the Shall issue attitude.

Any approvals or denials yet to speak of?
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FYI, the Fresno Police Department does a background investigation of all applicants and, unless you have some negative issues in your past, you will get a CCW permit. Very few applicants are denied, since most applicants are good and decent people.
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Old 01-29-2011, 9:32 PM
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I am hearing from more and clients I send to Ed at the Fresno City CCW unit.
Ed in one case met the applicant at a restaurant to help him finish up his package!

Amazing. This is just how Ed works.
If you are a City resident, then get hold of Ed Torres.. The Man! Number above..
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The one time I wish I was a Fresno city resident

I called and made my appointment back in November and its not til the middle of May
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:27 AM
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I just talked to a client right now, Sept would be his date. So, I gave him this info here.
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I was researching fees associated with obtaining a ccw in fresno, is this current/correct?

$100 Processing fee
$100 State Department fee
$20 Fingerprinting
I'm assuming about $70-100 for a CCW course?

Is the wait time for FPD still pretty short?
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Old 02-18-2011, 7:44 AM
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Ahhhhh........ Did you call them?
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I figured if someone went through the process recently they could answer my questions pretty easily without having to waste Ed's time. I'll give him a call.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:28 AM
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Good, I made much effort in this thread to show interested individuals Ed is a GREAT guy.
The story with meeting a client at a restaurant comes to mind.
I do not know your answers.
Typically, most are happy just to be able to get one and care little over the cost. Not to suggest you should not be concerned with the cost.
Just that no one has ever asked me what they are.

Good luck..
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Old 02-18-2011, 6:54 PM
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I was researching fees associated with obtaining a ccw in fresno, is this current/correct?

$100 Processing fee
$100 State Department fee
$20 Fingerprinting
I'm assuming about $70-100 for a CCW course?

Is the wait time for FPD still pretty short?
The MAXIMUM the city can charge is:

$100 local fee (only 20% collected up front, balance only upon approval)
$95 DOJ PC 12052 2-yr Report Fee (Live Scan)
$Standard local fee for fingerprinting

See: http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/dow..._CCW_Guide.pdf
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Ed with Fresno city is an awesome guy. I just got off the phone with him and he was so helpful, walked me through everything needed for my cause and set me an appt for this Monday, yes this Monday. I had a prior DUI but has been expunged and said should be no issue, so I'm hoping all goes well Monday, thanks Matt for the great info on Ed and FPD
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I cold called Matt doing research for Utah's out of state permit. Thanks man for the contact and info for Ed to get me situated in California. He's a good guy and really wants to help.

As of this Monday I'm done with the process and started 2nd week of January. Technically I'm still on the books for my appointment in mind April for the County (scheduled in November of 2010).

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Does Madera county have its own "Ed"? :-)
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Had my interview with Ed with FPD today, went great, super easy and simple. I had a rather long good cause and he walked me through writing another shorter summary of how he would word it right there on the spot. He said should be seeing approval letter in two weeks and permit two weeks after that. Now keeping fingers crossed waiting on letter
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I need someone who recently went through the process to PM me ASAP. I'd like to understand how it went "in practice".
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Does Madera county have its own "Ed"? :-)
I wish I could be more help to you Blackhawk 556. I don't know any contacts in Madera but maybe Matt P can reach out to his contacts or one of the other local trainers can be of assistance.

It was my understanding that Madera was taking less time and was as pro-active as Fresno County/Mims. However that conversation was several weeks ago.

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Bumping this up back again... Be well..
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Just thought I would give everyone an update... My Fresno PD application was approved. I picked up my permit today!!! Thanks again Matt for the info, without it I would still be waiting to turn in my application at the SO's and of course thanks to Ed Torrez for all the help.

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I dropped off a paper with Ed yesterday, he said he's got an appt with chief today so hopefully I'll see mine next week. He also said they have been issuing alot lately so that's good.
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Bumping it back up..
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I had my first appt with Ed on Feb 28th, over a month now but still haven't gotten my letter. I did my Ccw class today so hopefully I'll get that letter any day now and get my livescan done pretty quickly
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Matt what was your good cause declaration?
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Matt what was your good cause declaration?
PD is not as easy as sheriffs where "self defense" will get you by, call Ed at PD and he can tell you if your good cause will get by, he's VERY helpful. I did my live scan Tuesday so hopefully get my license within a month
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PD is not as easy as sheriffs where "self defense" will get you by, call Ed at PD and he can tell you if your good cause will get by, he's VERY helpful. I did my live scan Tuesday so hopefully get my license within a month
Nice to know protecting my pregnant wife (or myself so I can continue to live and provide for her) is not as important to PD as protecting some petty cash.

What restrictions is PD placing on the permits issued? (aside from limiting to three firearms on the permit)
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what's the wait time now? Anyone know?
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Just called the number on the OP and Ed is only available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
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