Rachel Martin
Indiana News Center
July 9, 2013

Indiana State Police say they’re seeing an influx of handgun carry permit applications, statewide.

Sgt. Ron Galaviz with the Indiana State Police (ISP) says handgun carry permit applications have gone from approximately 62,000 in 2012, to approximately 92,000 as of June 2013. Approximately 23,000 of those applications were received in January 2013, alone.

Sgt. Galaviz says there could be many reasons for the increase in gun carry applications. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting and President Barack Obama threatening to restrict gun laws. Sgt. Galaviz also credits their new online, electronic application system, which was set up in March, and makes easier for Hoosiers to apply.

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