ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — Minnesota sheriffs have issued a record number of permits to people who want to carry handguns in public, with 31,657 permits granted in 2012.
That’s a considerable spike from recent years. In 2011, there were just shy of 21,000 five-year permits issued.
An annual report by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that tallies the permit data was released Friday. It includes a county-by-county breakdown of permit holders.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports