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Applications for Conceal Carry Permits Increase, Gun Shops Still Seeing Shortage

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If you've recently applied for a concealed carry permit, you're not alone.

Sheriff's departments all over northern Michigan are reporting a drastic increase in the number of applications they've seen so far this year.

In Otsego County, the sheriff says they are processing ten to twenty applications a day, where in the past they would only see around five.

And in Missaukee County, Sheriff Jim Bosscher says they are seeing similar numbers.

Gun stores say it's been hard to keep up with demand, since they are still seeing a shortage of guns and ammo.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman spoke with one local sheriff and gun shop about what the increase means for them.