Newtown sees jump in gun permit applicationsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 17:08
Newtown sees jump in gun permit applications
Published March 19, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Applications for gun permits have jumped in Newtown, Conn., since a school massacre there revived the national debate on gun control and led to worries about new restrictions.
Newtown in recent years has issued about 130 gun permits annually. Police say the town received 79 permit applications in the three months since the Dec. 14 massacre, well over double the normal pace.
Robert Berkins, records manager for Newtown police, says many applicants are expressing concerns that their gun rights will be taken away.