Hold Up On Gun Permits At Sheriff's Office

OMAHA (KPTM)- There's a hold up at the Douglas County Sheriff's office.

If you're applying for a gun permit, you may have to wait a little longer than normal.

Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said the state of Nebraska upgraded their computers last week.

During that upgrade, they weren't able to process gun permit applications because of the new format for computers.

As of Friday, there are a little over 300 permits to be process. It takes 15 to 20 minutes per application. "We'd rather be the cause of a slight delay when getting your firearms certificate, rather than risk putting guns in the hands of somebody who shouldn't have it," said Bilek.

Bilek said they've seen triple the amount of gun permits since the Sandy Hook shooting. "Before Sandy Hook, we were averaging about 35 a day, now a busy day is around 100."

The Sheriff's office is still accepting permit applications, and Bilek said he hopes to be caught up by next week.