Is this a result of incompetence, lack of funding, or are they willfully trying to limit the amount of guns in the area?
I just hope they are not going after the Sheriff if something else is at play here. You got to go after the issue causing the issue. I don't want to demonize this guy if he is trying to work within a system that is more messed up than he has the power to solve. (Especially if the force is overburdened with actual police work.)
In any case, maybe law enforcement should enforce laws and not be a bureaucratic arm for issuing permits.