Want to get your concealed carry permit? You’ll soon be able to detour around the license bureau.
Cole County Sheriff Greg White says the Department of Revenue might still be handling the process if they hadn’t shared your personal information.
“The release of information that occurred prior, that brought this all about, while it was not illegal, had dome bad judgment issues,” White says. “And honestly, if it had risen to the level where Patrol administration would have been aware of it, it would never have happened.”
The sheriff will now do a background check through the Highway Patrol. New concealed carry permits will be good for five years instead of three. The new law kicks in on August 28th.