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Gun permits on the rise in Washington County

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Woodbury Bulletin
Gun permits on the rise in Washington County
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Washington County continues to see all-time high requests for permits to carry handguns, according to county officials.

As of June 17, the county granted 2,170 permits to carry along with 823 permits to purchase this year alone.

County law enforcement officials say it's unknown if the trend will continue, but if it did, it would double the number of permits issued in 2012.

The county conducts annual check-ins on all permits to make sure there are no violations.

--Riham Feshir

Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.