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Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 8:17 a.m.

Concealed Weapons Requests Soar

Item: Concealed weapons permit requests skyrocket: Applications since tragedy are three times the monthly normal/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Concealed weapons permit applications in Kootenai County have spiked since the school shooting in Connecticut. There have been 179 permits applied for since Dec. 12, according to the sheriff's office. While the one-month anniversary of the tragedy is still a few days away, the sheriff's office processes an average of about 60 permit applications a month, Lt. Stu Miller said. "We had one day in which there were 46 applications," Miller said. "That was way above any other day we had of people applying for concealed weapons permits." Of the 179 total applications since the shooting, 144 have been for new permits and 35 have been for renewals.

Also: Washington, Idaho allowed concealed weapons permits under certain conditions/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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