There was a push to have the state handle it through the secretary of state, and the SOS pushed back stating they didn't want it. Next step was to have ANY county in the state process the STATE license, and the association of county clerks pushed back. Problem is, any one county can start making their own rules up for fun, imagined problems, or just because they don't believe anybody should have guns. In my county, which was taking as long as six months, they take their own photo, not accepting the LEGAL passport photo, REQUIRED by the state. Also, they screwed up my expiration date, and based on the scurrying that went on behind the scene when I brought it to their attention, I suspect I was not the only one with the issue, just the first to notice it.