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

Clark: Lines forming for weapon permits

Columbiana: County residents being signing up for conceal-carry permits

Coshocton: Concealed carry applications going smoothly

Crawford: 44 seek permits on first day of gun law

Delaware/ Franklin: Long lines mark opening day of conceal-carry law and
Citizens seeking gun permit cite safety

Fairfield: New gun law transition smooth

Greene: Wait doesn’t deter permit seekers

Hamilton: County Concealed carry lines start before sunrise and
About 300 apply for CCW permits

Hardin: New concealed carry law now in effect

Lawrence: Concealed carry law in effect

Licking County: Concealed weapon applicants still plentiful

Lorain: Ohioans gun for concealed weapon permits

Mahoning: Department Accepts Concealed Weapons Applications

Montgomery: People line up to apply for concealed-weapons permit

Muskingum: Applicants line up as concealed carry law takes effect and
No local rush in gun bill's first week

Richland County: County licensed to pack

Sandusky/ Ottawa: Gangwer: First day 'went very well'

Scioto: Applicants in rush to carry weapons

Seneca: 27 apply for permits to conceal handguns

Summit: Applicants in rush to carry weapons

Wayne County: Line forms early to apply for gun permit

Warren County: Appointment needed for Warren Co. gun permit

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