Gun permits up over 2011Published 10:54am Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office reports an increase in both concealed carry permits and gun purchase permits over last year.
“There has been a lot of traffic for carry and purchase,” said Sheriff Brian Schlueter.
In 2011, there were 400 concealed carry permits issued. There have been 499 carry permits issued this year through Dec. 19. Purchase permits in 2011 were 356. There have been 470 purchase permits this year issued through Dec. 19.
“There has been quite an influx of applicants, and that will push up those numbers before the end of the year,” Schlueter said.