Ohio issues record number of concealed-carry permits in 2016

Ohio issued a record-breaking 158,000 concealed-carry gun permits in 2016, and 75 percent of them were for newly licensed individuals.

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine said the perception that only “gun people” are getting concealed-carry licenses is changing.

“It’s becoming more mainstream,” Irvine said.

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