OSBI: Number of concealed carry applications on the rise

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In recent months, many law enforcement officials across the state have encouraged Oklahomans to get their concealed carry permits.

Sheriffs in Logan County, Garvin County, Stephens County and Cleveland County have all taken steps to make the process easier to obtain a license.

As a result, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the number of gun license applications it has received has increased substantially.

At the end of November, officials received 604 applications.

Two months later, the OSBI received 1,434 applications.

The exact number of applications for each week is as follows:

  • Nov. 30 – 604
  • Dec. 7 – 824
  • Dec. 14 – 702
  • Dec. 21 – 900
  • Dec. 28 – 744
  • Jan. 4 – 1,178
  • Jan. 11 – 1,176
  • Jan. 18 – 1,182
  • Jan. 25 – 1,434
  • Feb. 1 – 1,712.

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