REPORT: Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permit Applications Over ‘Unprecedented Demand For Weapons’

MARCH 24, 2020

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Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff Gerald Baker announced Tuesday that he will suspend new applications for pistols and concealed carry firearms until the end of April due to “unprecedented” demand for weapons.

A “250% increase in demand” has manifested for permits amid panic over coronavirus, according to a tweet from local news reporter Mikaya Thurmond.

The article goes on to state the following:

Additionally, the The Raleigh News & Observer reported that officials said there were about 290 applications per day last week, while during the same week last year, there were only around 90 per day.

“BREAKING NEWS: Wake County Sheriff’s Office just suspended ALL pistol permit applications due to “unprecedented demand for weapons.” They will not reopen applications in Wake county until APRIL 30th. They say they’ve seen a 250% increase in demand,” Thurmond tweeted.

Soon after, she added, “A lot of backlash coming in after Wake County’s Sheriff announces he was banning all permits. 2 Senators are now calling the move ILLEGAL.”

According to a report by the Durham Herald-Sun, Sheriff Baker said suspending the permit applications will allow time to clear the backlog of 755 pending applications.

Sheriff Baker was just elected into office in November 2018:

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