SCOTT COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – There is a
large spike in Indiana residents asking for concealed carry permits,
according to the Scott County Sheriff.
In the past three weeks, Sheriff Dan
McClain said requests have gone from eight a day to 20 a day.
McClain suspects many people want to
prepare in case gun laws chance and several residents are applying for lifetime
He also said he believes the Newtown, Connecticut
elementary school shooting scared people into wanting the permits, "Scott County
hasn't had any issues with hand guns violence of any kind. We have a lot people
out there that enjoy shooting and we have responsible folks haven't seen an
increase in any violence due to that."
The Sheriff said there has been an increase in women coming in
Everyone getting a permit is finger
printed to make sure they don't have any warrants or felonies.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:05:26 GMT
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