Ohio Sheriff: Concealed carry works for citizens

August 28, 2007
Chillicothe Gazette

By Ross Co. Sheriff Ron Nichols

It was a law that had the support of politicians and law-enforcement personnel, alike, three years ago when it was enacted. The so-called "concealed carry" law gave honest citizens the right to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon - legally.

The sheriff's office has issued hundreds of these permits, and we have yet to see a problem as a result of it.

The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and it's not the law-abiding citizens we worry about, anyway. It's the criminals: They're going to be armed whether there's a law or not!

Sgt. Penny Pierce is the administrator of the permit process [in Ross County], and she is assisted by Deputies Vicki Hall and Pam McMurray.

And it is quite a process.

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