In 2013 more concealed-carry gun permits were issued in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania than ever before.
Sheriff Bill Mullen, whose office issues gun permits, stated that in 2013 his office issued 20,708 permits to carry a concealed weapon, a record for his office and a 31 percent increase over 2012, when 15,797 permits were issued.
Per Sheriff Mullen, there was a “spike early” in the demand for permits.
Earlier in the year, the increased demand coupled with problems caused by a new computer system that led to wait times of about 45 days, between a person’s application for a permit and their receipt of one. But Sheriff Mullen said after some personnel changes, along with the gradual decreasing of demand, the wait time has been reduced to less than 10 days.
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