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Gun permits up in Lincoln Co., new way to apply this year

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LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

The number of gun permit applications increased in 2012 in Lincoln County. 

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received 1,140 gun permit applications in 2012 compared to 847 in 2011.  The number of gun permits in December 2012 more than doubled the applications received on December 2011.  In December 2012 employees processed 217 permits compared to 96 in December 2011.

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said, "The increased demand for permits and conceal carry permits is understandable due to the great public concern that the President will implement more requirements and regulations to our existing gun laws."

91 gun permit applications have been received between January 1, 2013 and January 11, 2013.

Gun permit applications can only being submitted online at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office website.  Applications can be submitted from the privacy of home or at terminals set up in the Sheriff's Office lobby at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton and in eastern Lincoln County at the Charlie District Office, 1889 N Hwy 16, Denver, NC.

You can pay for your gun permits online using your credit card and applicants will receive updates on the status of your application by email.  Approved permits can be picked up at either location Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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