Gun permit applications increase over the past year in Suffolk County

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

Experts suggest the increase is over concerns regarding new gun control laws.

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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