A budget dispute and possible deficit has resulted in the shutdown of the Elk County, PA sheriff’s office for the rest of the year. This is interesting because the sheriff issues concealed carry permits in Pennsylvania, so anyone who needed to renew in that county before the end of the month or anyone who needs a permit quickly is just out of luck.
According to the report, the projected deficit was $9,000, and the Sheriff has sued to have the office re-opened. However, that suit isn’t even being heard until Friday and they have to bring in a judge from outside of the county to preside over the mess.
This is an interesting issue for Pennsylvania gun owners. What happens if the only office that can issue a concealed carry license just closes up shop? I don’t know if anything like this has happened before in the Commonwealth.