Gun permits on the rise in Washington County
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.