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OSBI sees increase in gun applications

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) –OSBI has seen a huge increase in the number of applications for gun carry licenses.

During the week of Nov. 30, 2015, OSBI received 604 applications. Two months later, that application amount jumped up to 1,434. OSBI says the reason for the jump is a matter of opinion, but several sheriffs across the state waived their $35 fingerprinting fee during that time frame. OSBI says those sheriffs also encouraged Oklahomans to apply for a license as a means of personal protection.

OSBI says the numbers for the week of Feb. 8 will not be tabulated until the end of the week, but they believe it could top 1,500.

Prior to Nov. 30, they saw anywhere from 557 to 764 applications each week.

Nov. 30, 2015, 604
Dec. 7, 2015, 824
Dec. 14, 2015, 702
Dec. 21, 2015, 900
Dec. 28, 2015, 744
Jan. 4, 2016, 1178
Jan. 11, 2016, 1176
Jan. 18, 2016, 1182
Jan. 25, 2016, 1434
Feb. 1, 2016, 1712

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