I was 100% POSITIVE that I would be approved for my CWP.. But yesterday, instead of receiving my permit in the mail, I got a letter of denial that says this: This makes no sense. I am NOT prohibited from buying or owning a firearm (obviously - I instantly pass the NICS whenever I buy a gun.) I have no felony charges, no Domestic Violence charges, no DUI's, literally nothing that would prevent me from being approved. After getting this letter, I decided to do some searching, and I found a site for public records in my county. I found that I have a "pending" speeding ticket from Feb. 2011 - BUT here is the kicker: It says I am black (I am white...) It says I did not pay (I actually DID pay - keep reading for explanation) There are TWO entries for that violation under the same case number. One of them is correct, and it shows that I did pay. It has the receipt number for the payment, the clerk who took the payment, etc. The second one (the wrong one that says I am black and that I did not pay) was entered in to their system 16 days AFTER I paid the ticket!!! I don't understand why the Sheriff didn't notice that the one I supposedly never paid was incorrect and that I did actually pay. Clearly this is their fault, not mine. But now, it says I need a letter of approval from the Sheriff when I file my appeal..?? I plan on calling SLED and the Sheriff in the morning. In the mean time, can someone shed some light on what kind of checks the Sheriff does (or is supposed to do) when considering CWP applications in SC? Everything I'm finding says they just run a NICS check, which I obviously pass.. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to buy the guns in the first place. I'm sure they do a local check in their system too tho - Which has wrong information right now because whoever entered it screwed up. All it takes is a few clicks, and anybody with half a brain can see that the local record is incorrect. So I am extremely confused here as to why I was denied.. I have never met the Sheriff, I've never done anything to him.. why would he deny me after I met all of the other requirements?? Can someone give some input?