North Carolina’s concealed carry permit system has some serious issues. Part of that is a Jim Crow law that gives sheriffs discretion as to who can get a permit and who can’t. That’s just one. Another, however, is one that they’re not unique in dealing with. In particular, how to issue permits during a pandemic.
Last year, we saw a lot of cases where people couldn’t get their permit because lockdown rules simply didn’t allow them to visit their issuing authority to get it.
This, unsurprisingly, resulted in lawsuits.
One of the worst offenders last year was Wake County, North Carolina. They couldn’t seem to issue a concealed carry permit to save their lives. This prompted one of those lawsuits I mentioned. It seems that the courts were less than pleased with the sheriff.