“’We typically don’t get more than one (pistol permit request) a day, but we probably have at least 12 this week,’ Mary Lavorando, an employee in the (Clinton County) clerk’s office, told the website Friday. ‘It seems like more people have been picking up applications,’ she said. ‘But it can take eight or nine weeks for approval. So it’s kind of like locking the barn door after the horse is out.’” Eight or nine weeks. What could possibly happen in that time? It’s only been nine days since two convicted murderers made a Shawshank-like escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Waiting for an emergency to decide you need a gun — no matter what state you live in — can be inconvenient at best, disastrous at worst. Are you ready?