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Report shows a 'significant' increase in number of Minnesota concealed carry permits

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ST. PAUL – The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension called the numbers “significant.”

The total number of active concealed carry permits in Minnesota now sits at 125,339, with 31,657 issued in 2012, up from 20,772 in 2011.

County sheriffs, responsible for performing background checks on applicants, also must report crimes committed by permit-holders. But that data is incomplete, according a report released Thursday by the BCA.

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Justin Glawe
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