So after waiting for six months and going through the motions in order get my permit, my application has been denied. The judge (Richard Platkin) stated that due to my driving record, I show instances where I lacked maturity and responsibility, as well as instances of disrespecting the courts (failure to show up to court in 2006 resulted in a suspended license resulting in me getting pulled over and convicted of "aggravated unlicensed operation" in the 3rd degree. So five years ago when I was 18 years old I made a bad decision (though not a criminal act in the form of violence, theft, or drug related) that is now resulting in my denial of my right to possess a pistol, even for target shooting. I also was pulled over four times in a four month period in 2009. Since then I've only multiplied my yearly income, bought a $450k house, 2.5yr relationship with a retired police chief's daughter, and raised my credit score 300pts with all three credit bureaus. But to the judge, I did not show that I have changed one bit.
I already called my lawyer who has handled (successfully) several pistol permit appeals and I just need to go down and pick up all of my application bits and pieces when they're ready and bring them to him.
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