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Henderson Co. Sheriff’s Office Launches Online Gun Permit Applications

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Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office has received about 1,400 gun permit applications since Jan. 1. Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office has received about 1,400 gun permit applications since Jan. 1.
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. -

If the number of applications to purchase a handgun or pistol stays on target, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will set a new record.

So far this year, the agency has received about 1,400 gun permit requests which is just shy of the 2012 total.

As you probably can imagine, the uptick resulted in a few delays and changes.

Now instead of applying for a permit to purchase in-person, you can do it online at home.

“We feel this will help significantly reduce the impact on our staff,” says Maj. Frank Stout.

The digital application will also save you multiple trips to the sheriff's office. You will even be able to track the status of your permit and when it's approved, an email will be sent to you.

“Anything along this path is positive. There is no question that any state that adopts this is going to be farther ahead of the game,” said gun owner Mel Newburn.

Henderson County Sheriff's Office is currently one of the only agencies in western North Carolina using this system.

Officials say all the state law requirements for the permit still apply.

“While the sheriff's office believes switching to online applications will help speed up the process on their end, new gun owners still may encounter a setback or two.

According to staff at Rex's Indoor Range, ammunition remains scarce.

“Some ammo can be hard to get a hold of,” says Austin Parker. “.22 though, you hear it everywhere, it is not available."

Those looking for highly-specialized guns may also have to wait as manufacturers are backed up.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will no longer accept paper applications postmarked or presented after Nov. 1.

For more information on the online process, click here.

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