According to the Department of Public Safety's Special Licensing and Firearms Unit, based out of Middletown, the issuing of pistol permits increased this year by 53 percent from 2008. There is also a 14 percent increase in the renewal of permits. In 2008, 9,601 new permits were issued along with 26,457 renewed licenses. As of Nov. 24, 2009, more than 14,660 new permits have been issued and the number of renewed licenses is currently just above 26,450.
Read Original at: The Middletown Press (Conn.)