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Indiana State Police receive surge in gun requests

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say they are seeing a surge in requests for gun permits.  State Police are seeing as many as 4,000 permit requests each week, about three times the number they handled this time last year.

That's as the national debate over gun control initiated after the Connecticut school shooting in December continues.

People applying for gun permits do so through the State Police, but those are passed on to local police departments for inspection, fingerprinting, and background checks.

The police department in Indianapolis received more than 1,100 applications in December, which is 360 more than the department received in November.

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