Bethlehem Press

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License requests leap

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE TYLER MARTIN and CHRIS PARKER in Local News

In his Jan. 10 report to Northampton County Council, Executive John Stoffa described a disturbing increase in the number of gun permits, also known as Licenses to Carry Firearms, issued in 2012. Stoffa told Council that 4,627 gun permits were issued in 2012, a 70 percent increase over 2011.

A new daily record - 87 permits in one day - has also been set.