How can i obtain a permit to carry a firearm?

I Have recently taken my police exam and border patrol exam hopefully i could possibly land a good career with one of the two agencies but for the time being i wanted to try to get a job as an armed guard and i dont know as to where to start...anyone with any ideas? I live in NEW JERSEY

Asked By: A H - 8/4/2008
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I am pretty much in the same boat. I work for a security agency that employess unarmed and armed guards. They are willing to train for the CCW card and will issue you a FERC card. The only catch is you have to give up your rights when you leave the company and you can't carry your weapon off duty. (Illinois)
Answered By: dlowe12300 - 8/4/2008
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contact your local police Dept., Sheriffs Office, or county clerk for information on CCW permits.
Answered By: Koshu - 8/4/2008
if the only reason you are pusuing these careers is to be able to carry a gun, you are in it for the wrong reasons.
Answered By: Reality is a perspective - 8/4/2008
Firearm carry permit laws vary from state to state. You can usually find out the laws through your state's official website.
Answered By: Nashville Guy - 8/4/2008 More
Answered By: evoc instructor - 8/4/2008
Yeah take a CCW course, depending on what state you live in you can take usually a two day course including legalities and training in carrying a concealed weapon. After that with some restrictions you can carry a concealed weapon. If you just want to carry a weapon as a security officer you should be able to apply... More
Answered By: erikgriffith - 8/4/2008
Contact your state police they are the people to contact with gun questions. You never said what state you are in so none of us can give you a complete answer, just a general one. Arizona is an open carry state and you do not need a permit in Arizona to carry open. You just need one to conceal it.
Answered By: Steven C - 8/4/2008
When I lived in FL, I worked in security. In FL, there is a difference between concealed carry permit (personal) and open carry license for security work... More
Answered By: climberaxe - 8/4/2008
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