Gun permit applications increase over the past year in Suffolk County

Experts suggest the increase is over concerns regarding new gun control laws. (2/24/13)

WOODBURY - Suffolk County residents are filling out more applications for handgun permits compared to the year before, according to a new report from Newsday.

According to Newsday, there were 2,600 handgun permit applications in Suffolk in 2012, up from a little over 2,000 permit applications in 2011.

Experts interviewed by Newsday say the increase comes from concerns over new gun control laws.

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