According to an article in the Bryan Times, an uptick in concealed carry permits has been noted in Williams County.
Sheriff Steve Towns says there was a significant increase in applications after the last presidential election.
Ohio’s concealed carry laws are slightly more restrictive than some surrounding states, but even so, Towns says that most people who want concealed carry permits are able to get them.
Qualifications include a 12-hour training course, made up of ten hours in the classroom and two hours on a firing range.
OF course, one thing that will prevent you from getting a permit is if you have a criminal record.
The sheriff also points out that under Ohio law, every sheriff in every county has the right to refuse to issue or to revoke a concealed carry permit as the sheriff sees fit.
In the first half of this year, only one permit in Williams County was revoked and one other was denied. On the other hand, 142 permits were issued and 79 others were renewed.