I went to Wilkes county to get my permit and walked upstairs to the probate judge's floor where he and a State Trooper were finishing their lunch in the break room. The trooper asked me what I wanted there, and I replied that I was there to obtain "a concealed weapons permit." They told me to wait in the hall, and I overheard the trooper stating that there in fact is no permit which allows civilians to carry a concealed firearm. The judge replied that they had changed the name to "weapons carry license", but it still allowed people to carry concealed or unconcealed. The trooper insisted that the carry license only allows unconcealed carry, and I specifically heard him say that if he finds anyone carrying a firearm which is concealed with or without a license, then he will arrest them and take them directly to jail. The judge tried to convince him otherwise, but the trooper would not be swayed, and the conversation finished with the judge saying that he will print out a copy of the law for the trooper to read for himself. This was all overheard by me, and I did not get involved in the conversation. 1 hour later, when I returned from fingerprinting to pick up my permit, I asked the judge if I was allowed to carry a concealed firearm in a shoulder holster with this permit. His reply was, "That's my interpretation of the law." I looked at him quizzically and told him this was the only reason I was applying for a permit, and I needed to know if this was allowed. He said that it was. I asked if the trooper would arrest me if he found me carrying concealed with a permit, and the judge said that yes, he would. This concerned me. The judge then printed out some forms and rules concerning the law, but my question was never answered, and he told me that the trooper in question was a 16-year veteran and that his father was the chief of the GBI in MacDuffie county for 20 years. I am still not satisfied with how this concluded, and wonder if anyone else has had problems like this in the past?