Georgia gun sales and permit applications soar post-NewtownSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 14:06
Georgia gun sales and permit applications soar post-Newtown
By Katie Leslie
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: 6:01 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
Gun sales and permit requests have surged across metro Atlanta since the Connecticut school massacre last month, a trend many say will continue as Congress considers tougher gun control measures.
In December, Gwinnett’s weapons carry applications doubled from the previous December, rising to 1,082. Cobb County saw an 89 percent hike to 1,212 last month.
Fulton and DeKalb saw increases of 39 and 40 percent, respectively, with Fulton receiving 732 applications and DeKalb 398.