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OSBI: Number of gun applicants has grown

Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 17:20:28-05

The number of gun applications has grown exponentially in recent months, according to OSBI.

OSBI says from the week of November 30, 2015 to January 25, 2016, applications for gun carrying licenses grew from 604 to 1,434.

While they don’t have a specific reason as to why the numbers increased, they did point to the fact that several sheriffs across the state waived the $25 fingerprinting fee for applying.

Some sheriffs even went as far as to implore citizens to apply for their personal safety. 

OSBI provided a timeline of the number of applications received by week since November 30, 2015.

  • Nov. 30, 2015 604
  • Dec. 7, 2015 824
  • Dec. 14, 2015 702
  • Dec. 21, 2015 900
  • Dec. 28, 2015 744
  • Jan. 4, 2016 1178
  • Jan. 11, 2016 1176
  • Jan. 18, 2016 1182
  • Jan. 25, 2016 1434
  • Feb. 1, 2016 1712
     

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