Oklahoma gun carry permits decline again in 2015

Ponca City Now - January 25, 2016 10:07 am

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the number of handgun licenses it issued in 2015 was down from the previous two years.

The OSBI says more than 40,000 Oklahomans received a license to carry a handgun last year. The Oklahoman reports that the data shows fewer licenses were issued in 2014 to 2015 following a dramatic increase in permits in 2013, the first full year license-holders could carry openly. Previously, permits allowed only concealed-carry handguns.

That was also the year after 20 children and six adults were shot to death in a school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. in December 2012.

Records show 40,466 handgun licenses were issued in 2015, down from 44,811 in 2014 and 60,628 in 2013. Oklahoma does not require a license to buy a gun.


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