Maybe some of you have some insight that can help me, or at least help me feel better. I am a Barrow County resident (not from there, thank God) who submitted an application for a CCW permit 4 months ago. The probate court told me that it could be as much as SIX MONTHS before they receive background checks that will allow them to issue my permit. The sherrif's office also told me that the GBI has a backlog of 5 months for processing fingerprints. Are they full of it, or is the State really this delinquent on processing background checks. Any advice to help me expedite my CCW permit issue would be appreciated.