By RODNEY D. BOAM
Last week The Citizen reported on the county’s increase in gun and ammo sales. Concealed weapons permits are increasing as well.
Franklin County and the State of Idaho as a whole are seeing a swell of concealed-weapon permit applications. It was reported school districts in Utah were offered courses in concealed weapons by a shooting club and 200 teachers showed up.
Officials at the Franklin County Sheriff ‘s office reported in 2010 they issued 53 Concealed Weapons Permits (CWPs). In 2011 they issued 65 CWPs and in 2012, the number jumped to 143. Last month, alone, the sheriff’s office reported 75 CWPs have been processed.
Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said when people come to him for permits he can only ask candidates the questions permitted by law.
“In Utah, those who want to carry concealed weapons have to take a class. But that is not the case in Idaho,” Fryar said. “When you go to Utah, your Idaho concealed weapons permit will not be valid.”
That same permit, not acceptable in Utah, is valid in other states.
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