Guns have people flocking to Lake County. New numbers from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office show Ohio’s 11th largest county is second in the state only to Franklin County in terms of new and renewed concealed carry permits.
The Annual report detailed how many people were denied and approved permits in all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
According to that report, about 6,700 people were able to either obtain new permits or renew existing ones in Lake County in 2015. Compare that to Ohio’s most populous county, Cuyahoga, which only issued about 2,500 permits.
I'm in a Lake Co. shooting range//finding out why Cuyahoga's more rural neighbor issues way more CCW licenses @WEWS pic.twitter.com/54jIlcgMAT
— Derick Waller WEWS (@derickwallerTV) March 2, 2016
“The truth is about 64 percent of the people who apply in Lake County are from out of the county,” Sheriff Dan Dunlap said.
Dunlap credited the fact that residents of neighboring counties are allowed to cross county lines to obtain a permit and he said his department made it easy to book appointment windows online.
Dave Holtz, owner of the Point Blank Gun Range and Shop in Mentor, said the sheriff’s department has earned a reputation for fast, efficient service.
“They’ve got their process down so it’s efficient and it’s everything you’d like to have with an experience with a government agency,” Holtz said.
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