Wow, that's a lot...full story from the Columbus Dispath here..
As would be expected Columbus (with one of the largest retail stores in America) issued over twice as many as the People's Socialist Republic of Cuyahoga (who don't like guns anyway)...As long as its done correctly and safely, I believe CCW is a fundemental right that we should not really have to be licensed to do, but I am glad that so many people here in the Buckeye state are willing to go through the steps to do it legally. Without laws we are just another nation of people running around where the mob rules and guns are no longer a argument over rights but a necessity for survival.
..do yourself a favor and don't get caught up in the comments posted..I have no idea why the dispatch even allows it...bunch of morons (at least on the anti-2A side, and some pro) bantering back and forth that don't know each other and will never come to an agreement anyway..
....and in other news from Illinois...
The Illinois State Police are fighting an order from the state AG to publish a list of everyone that has been issued an Illinois FOID (Firearm Ownership ID....a license to purchase a gun..I have heard of other such strange things from my friend Greg who moved to Minnesota this year) giving their names and expiration date..that is a total load of bullshit...good for you Illinois State Police!...keep fighting the good fight, you'll get it right sooner or later...Give 'em hell Bud!