there must be a mistake in your quote. i've never had a hunting license and i never got hung up on the question when filling out my federal C&R paperwork. i think whoever posted that was mistaken. have a look at your own application and you'll see. i'd look it up, but i misplaced my extra copies at the moment.
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When buying a deer hunting permit at the local Wal Mart store here in Gladstone, MO...the sporting goods associate started filling out the application form. Then he asked if I had a pervious years permit with me...because it was help him reduce the possibilities of errors.
I did not take it as anything offensive...just that he could fill out the form with or without the old permit...but that the old permit would be useful.
No point being paranoid about this was what I thought.
I do not have a hunting license nor did I have one when I applied for my 03 license, which was issued and I have renewed since then. You simply do not need a hunting license in order to apply for an 03 license if you are a US citizen.
I looked at my copy of my renewal paperwork. Part of it is OMB No. 1512-0571, Certification of compliance with 18 U.S.C 922(g)(5)(B). What all of those numbers are about is a form where you certify that you are a U/S. Citizen. If you are a "non-immigrant alien" you are generally prohibited from any sort of inter-state dealings in firearms or ammunition.
Question 5 on that certification asks if you are an NONIMMIGRANT alien, answer yes or no. If you answered "yes" to that question you must go to a series of questions, among them is 6a, asking if you have a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States.
It does not specify whether or not having a hunting license would be a way around the "general prohibition" mentioned. Presumably the question is there for that purpose, but it does not state that so I am just guessing.
But back to the original point - if you are a citizen, none of this applies to you!
So what is the part that refers to a Chief Law Enforcement Officer? Does this mean I have to go have the Sheriff or other official sign my application?
And how long does it usually take to get an approval or denial and actually recieve the license after mailing in the application? I will be mailing mine in by the end of the week.
It means just that...If you have a police dept. you go to the chief , if you are in a county , etc served by a Sheriffs Office , it goes to the Sheriff...The time it takes BATFE varies from weeks to months depending on their workload..
^ Yup, I mailed mine as well, It's just a heads up that you are applying for a license. If the dept feels they need to follow up they will contact the BATF. If you have not been convicted of any felonies or misdemeanor domestic violence, you will be good to go.