There's a significant increase in people applying for concealed gun permits in our region and that's causing a backlog.
The Blair County Sheriff tells WTAJ News, normally they see 25 requests for a concealed permit a day. Now it's as many as 88. This is happening all over the state and it's causing a huge backlog in the background check process.
Starting Thursday, the Blair County Sheriffs office started asking people to drop off the application and wait until they're called to return and get it. That could take days. The sherriff says there are similar backlogs with regular gun permits right now.