A handful of people have turned to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office for help in processing their concealed carry applications… but even that wasn’t always enough to complete the job.
The sheriff’s department set up a computer that members of the public could use to submit applications online, which at the moment is the only way people can apply for a permit. But Undersheriff Jack Campbell says in some cases, the applications did not go through… he says the problem was at the state’s end, apparently related to the large number of applicants accessing the system.
But Campbell says at least two people have successfully submitted applications with the county’s help. It could take three months or more for the state to process those applications.