Gun Permit Numbers Break Records in Douglas County
The busiest year to date, November has set a record for gun permit requests. 685 permits were issued last month alone.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Whether it's a zombie apocalypse, violence or the president's reelection some people in Douglas County aren't feeling quite as safe.
They want a license to carry.
"Anything involving firearms, and people start to feel vulnerable they don't feel safe anymore even in their own homes."
The busiest year to date, November has set a record for gun permit requests. 685 permits were issued last month alone.
Compare that to November of 2011 the number has almost doubled.
"And the only thing that you can attribute that to is not only the presidential election but recent violence we've had not only locally but on a national level."
Shootings: like Von Maur five years ago. The Batman movie shooting in Colorado and most recently the Kansas City Chiefs murder-suicide.
Troy Hanson applied for a permit to carry, just today.
"I think that's a part of it I think that being able to protect our homes and protect ourselves is definitely something that we need to think about as citizens and I think it's very important."
Businesses are booming from it.
"As far as permits of purchase and CCW enrollments, are way up."
Devin Crinklaw's area of expertise is firearms and tactics. With a decade of law enforcement experience and an instructor at the gun safety program 88 Tactical, he sees the spike too.
"I know that gun sales are up I know that ammo sales are up and certainly a lot of that's due to the election."
On it's website, the National Rifle Association called a gun ban "near certainty" in a second Obama term.