Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will not issue, process gun permits during coronavirus crisis

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily stop issuing and processing concealed carry gun permits, according to a news release.

Sheriff Danny Rogers made the announcement Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office will still issue pistol purchase permits but instead of allowing people to pick up those permits in person, the sheriff’s office will mail them to applicants.

“These steps have been taken in accordance with health and safety information from local, state
and federal health and government agencies,” the sheriff’s office said. “We will continue to monitor the progress of the Covid-19 virus and resume normal operations as soon as it is practicable.”

See the full release below:

Further to the previous press release issued by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on March 17, 2020, and as a result of the impact of the on-going Covid-19 virus, Sheriff Rogers is temporarily suspending the issuance and processing of concealed carry handgun (“CCH”) permits.

Pistol Purchase Permits will continue to be issued, but those permits will be mailed to the applicants as the Sheriff’s Office is temporarily suspending the in-person pickup of pistol purchase permits at Sheriff’s Office locations. Please follow online instructions when applying for a pistol purchase permit. If the application is approved, the pistol purchase permit will be mailed to the confirmed address provided on the initial application.

These steps have been taken in accordance with health and safety information from local, state and federal health and government agencies. We will continue to monitor the progress of the Covid-19 virus and resume normal operations as soon as it is practicable.

Wake County recently took a similar step by temporarily suspending pistol purchase permits.

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