Samantha Boyd and I chose to partner up to apply for a license to carry a concealed
firearm in Philadelphia. I thought this process would be an excessive amount of
work so when Ms.Laufenberg gave us this bureaucratic “task” to do I was a
little uneasy about the whole thing.
My partner and I googled the process it took in order to
apply for a license to carry a firearm in Philadelphia. We found out that all
you really needed to do was fill out papers and supply a few documents. We
printed out our papers and filled them out the way we would if we were to
actually apply for the license.
The paper work was extremely easy to fill out, it wasn’t too
long and over the top or worded in a way that left any type of confusion.
Everything the papers asked was straight forward and was completed in a day.
If I could change one thing about the bureaucratic process
that I flow charted about it would be the questions that are asked. I say this
because a lot of the questions were extremely repetitive . Also I would add a
little more information about how someone could go about completing this
process if they didn’t have the necessary items. For example, if a person was
convicted of a crime and they wanted to get a gun license I would go into
detail about what they can do to receive their license even with these
I think the systems have become so complicated because there
are a lot more issues and details that need to be addressed within our society
so to try to ensure the safety and simplicity of our society certain
precautions need to be made to make the jobs of people in the system easier.
I found this project to be extremely fun and interesting. I
liked feeling like I was actually going through the movements knowing that
these were the actual steps to receiving a firearm license. I liked feeling
like I was apart of our larger working system as a people.
Here's the link
to our actual FlowChart.