Oklahoma law enforcement officials have fielded the most requests for concealed handgun licenses since they began processing the license in fiscal year 1996.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation processed 34,740 initial and renewal requests for concealed carry licenses in fiscal year 2012. The requests for the licenses increased near the end of the fiscal year, according to OSBI data. In late June, OSBI was processing the requests slower than the Oklahoma Self Defense Act allows.
Read the article: The Tulsa World (Okla.)