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|February 20, 2019|
CCW gun permits soar in Riverside County
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County residents are arming themselves at a nearly record rate.
An overwhelming demand for Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) permits has created a huge backlog. There is a 2-year wait simply to begin the processing point for a CCW, with the actual processing time taking another 30-60 days.
A decade ago, CCWs issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department totaled about 500 a year. Currently, the number of active 2-year permits are nearly 3,300 and sets a new record in numbers issued each year.
Sheriff Stan Sniff has directed his staff to utilize some surplus funds that have recently been freed up before the end of the current fiscal year to hire additional trained part-time staffing to process the permits.
Story Date: May 25, 2018