Posted: 1/25/2021 3:45:53 PM EDT
In the first 20 days of 2021, Wake County citizens requested 5,047 permits, more than three times the number from the same period in 2019.
Another 15,579 people requested concealed-carry permits in 2020, an annual increase of more than 5,000. If someone requested such a permit today, sheriff’s spokesman Eric Curry said Monday, the next available appointment for fingerprinting would be July 14.
Wow. Yet I can fill out my own fingerprint card, submit an eForms Form 1 to make an NFA firearm, and get approved in a month or less.