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Concealed Weapon Demand Soars

Due to the daunting volume of applications, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is increasing the number of days it issues and processes concealed weapons permits, the agency announced on Thursday. Starting on Monday, the sheriff's office will conduct CWP services five days a week, instead of the two days scheduled before. "The numbers have gone up so much, we need to expand the service to process them in a timely fashion," said Sheriff Ben Wolfinger. "It takes time to do it all." With potential federal gun regulation still looming after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, the number of permit applications has ballooned in Kootenai County. The sheriff's office processed 655 regular permits from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21 this year, the agency reported/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think there'll come a day when concealed weapons are as numerous as cell phones in Kootenai County?




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