My Arizona CWP expired August 6th. I had a reminder on my phone for July 6th to renew it. I sent in the renewal about day later. About 10 days ago I got a call from someone in Arizona processing my form. I had forgotten to put my phone number on the form so they called my “old” number to see if that was still valid. It was. So that was taken care of. I had also written a personal check. They required a money order or cashiers check. They said I could send them the proper form of payment ASAP and she would match the payment with my existing renewal form or resubmit the form and it would be put at the end of the 75 day queue. I, of course, opted for the sending payment ASAP.
I got my new CWP last week.
But the point is they have a 75 day backlog of CWP applications and renewals. This is in a state that recently changed the law to not require a CWP (they have constitutional carry)!
Multiple conclusions can be made from this. One is “a right delayed is a right denied.” Another is, assuming they didn’t reduce the staff processing CWPs, the change to constitutional carry should have reduced the work load and wait times if the number of people carrying remained constant. This may mean the number of people carrying has gone up significantly.