Concealed Permits On The Rise

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In the first half of this year, only one per­mit in Williams County was revoked and one other was denied.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.

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