Considering getting a gun? The permit could take months.

Considering getting a gun? The permit could take months.

Bobbi Smith has always owned a gun, but it wasn’t until recently that she decided to apply for a concealed-carry permit. Smith, who moved to Alamance County about a year ago, was formerly in the military and has kept a gun at home for protection. After watching social unrest on TV in larger cities, Smith now feels it’s necessary for her to keep her gun on her to protect herself should she ever get caught up in civil unrest. Smith isn’t the only one who feels like this. The number of people applying for concealed carry and pistol purchase permits has increased this year in the Triad. Alamance County has seen a 76% increase in purchase permits and a 59% increase in concealed-carry permits by comparing the amount of permits from Jan. 1 through Sept. 29 to that same period last year. In Davidson County, 1,950 people were approved for pistol purchase permits in all of 2019, compared to 3,385 from January through Sept. 29 of this year. These numbers do not include those whose permit applications were denied. Also about 200 permits were pending as of the end of September. In Davidson County, 3,525 people applied for concealed-carry permits last year, compared to 2,853 through the end of September this year. There were approximately 1,000 new and renewal permits pending through the end of the year. In Randolph County, the numbers have increased as well. There was a 9% increase in concealed-carry permits since last year, and an […]

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