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O.C. flooded with nearly 3,000 concealed weapons applications
O.C. flooded with nearly 3,000 concealed weapons applications

The staggering backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000 and some applicants said they’ve been told it may be years before their applications are fully processed. The flood of applications for concealed weapons permits was triggered by a pro-gun appeals court ruling that relaxed the restrictions on who could carry weapons. Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said they are scrambling to speed up the process and deal with the thousands of gun applications that have rolled in since February. Since the court ruling last month, the Sheriff’s Department has received four times the applications it typically...

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