The Times Leader reports that Democrat Sheriff Michael Savokinas will temporarily stop issuing firearm permits. This is due to the cuts in manpower instituted by the Luzerne County Commissioners. His office will not accept applications for permits until after January 19.
The Sheriff blames the inability to issue permits on the cuts eliminating part-time workers in his department.
After January 19, the Sheriff’s Office will once again accept applications, but only on Mondays and Wednesdays.
It really isn’t surprising that the heavy traffic in the permit department is occurring. Despite Barack Hussein Obama encouraging people NOT to go out and purchase a firearm before he is officially sworn in to office, many are in fact running out and purchasing firearms. They likely believe that anything they get now will be “grandfathered” in should he seek to impose another gun ban as he did in Illinois and as he supported in the Heller decision.