By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Gun owners stood in long lines outside the Allegheny County Courthouse on Friday, looking to gain permits to carry concealed weapons.READ MORE: Ohio Health Officials Won’t Mandate Mask-Wearing In Schools
Online appointment slots for conceal to carry permits are booked into March of 2021 in Allegheny County. Amid the high demand, Sheriff William Mullen decided to open up permits for owners without appointments for two weeks.READ MORE: Dr. Anthony Fauci Says US Headed In 'Wrong Direction’ On COVID-19
“We had just recently purchased guns for shooting at a range, and we wanted to get the permit with the election and everything going on next Tuesday and some concerns related to Second Amendment rights,” Steven Stam of the North Side said. “We wanted to come down and try to do that today.”MORE NEWS: New Deputy K-9 Sammi Joins The Ranks Of Washington County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Mullen said depending on the demand and his office’s capacity, the no-appointment period could be extended beyond next week.