I had to pickup 4 new pistol permits last month (my CCW expired, but that's another story). I say pickup because I'm still waiting. It used to be in Wake Country you had to go in and sign a release document there at the Wake Country Courthouse. When you went in to sign they would just have you wait while they processed your permits right there and you could pick them up...NOT ANYMORE!!! Upon signing the release document I was surprised to hear the young lady behind the counter say "we'll email or text you when they are read". I asked how long that would be...she said "10 days to 2 week". I asked the lady behind the desk why it was so quick before and she embarrassingly said "things are different now". That was 2 weeks ago! I have NOTHING on my record and I've had a CCW and passed numerous background checks so it should just go right through. SO BE AWARE...THE NEW LIBERAL WAKE COUNTRY SHERIFF BAKER IS HOLDING UP PERMITS!!!