Found this link in Carry Issues forum. http://www.myfoxwghp.com/myfox/page...n=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1 Record numbers of people in Guilford County are applying for permits to carry a concealed gun. Arming themselves is one way to defend themselves against rising crime. Caron Myers reports experts don't think it's a coincidence the increase comes at a time when police have asked for extra help to battle violent crimes and robberies. I take the class on Saturday and will try to schedule an appointment with the Sheriff's office ASAP. Sounds like the earliest slot available is late March. It's as if they're try to deter applicants. Then you're looking at 60 to 90 days for the review. If I get my permit by June, I'll be lucky. Anyone know if I can call the day before my class to go ahead and schedule an appointment? Can you apply in a neighboring county?