Demand for Concealed Weapon Permits Continues to Grow

Demand for Concealed Weapon Permits Continues to Grow

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(Undated-AP) -- Though firearm sales remained steady, concealed weapon licenses continued to increase in 2003, with more in circulation than ever before.

That's according to figures from the Bureau of Criminal Identification.

The recently released numbers show that nearly 65-thousand firearms were purchased last year, which is 519 more than were bought in 2002. The B-C-I does not track makes and models of weapons purchased.

As has been the case every year, concealed-weapon license distribution is at an all-time high.

Residents of Salt Lake County own 32 percent of the state licenses.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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