CLOCK STARTS TODAY: OH Sheriffs' duty under the law to accept applications
Franklin County accepting license applications
OFCC Central Ohio Coordinator Gerard Valentino was on hand today to witness the Franklin County Sheriff's office accept the first applications in that county. The office had previously been publicizing a later start date, which would have represented an illegal delay.
The applicants did NOT have an appointment, but the office indicated they had an equipment problem that would require the applicants to return tomorrow to be fingerprinted.
If you are a resident of Franklin County, and were deterred by the earlier reports of delays, you have every legal right to the expect the same service that these early applicants received today in Franklin County.
Click here to hear an Ohio Public Radio interview on the subject with Day 1 applicants at Franklin County, via RealAudio streaming.
UPDATE: Franklin County has refused to issue a citizen a temporary emergency license, without basis. More to follow.
Other reports are coming in from applicants across the state, and they will be posted here throughout the day. Click on the "Read More..." link below to read the good news!
All counties are accepting applications. Click here to see how your elected officials are performing their duty under the law.
Success stories from Week One:
Allen/ Hancock/ Paulding: Concealed-carry permit applicants line up early
Coshocton: Concealed carry applications going smoothly
Crawford: 44 seek permits on first day of gun law
Fairfield: New gun law transition smooth
Lawrence: Concealed carry law in effect
Licking County: Concealed weapon applicants still plentiful
Richland County: County licensed to pack
Sandusky/ Ottawa: Gangwer: First day 'went very well'
Wayne County: Line forms early to apply for gun permit
Warren County: Appointment needed for Warren Co. gun permit