Handgun licenses still available during shutdown
The Washington County Sheriffs Office assured the public on Tuesday that the shutdown of the federal government would in no way make it more difficult to obtain a concealed handgun license.
In response to several concerned phone calls it received, the Sheriffs Office confirmed that the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday would not mean shorter hours for its concealed handgun license unit.
While federal agencies and offices remain closed indefinitely pending a Congressional budget agreement, state and county offices remain open.
The concealed handgun division has seen no change in the amount of concealed handgun license requests it has received since the federal government shutdown began, and says it is on track to process anywhere from 550 to 750 such requests this month.
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