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Firearms instructors are scrambling to cope with a sudden increase in demand for gun safety courses.Enrolment has jumped by more than 20 per cent in the past year as younger hunters and more women head into the woods and to shooting ranges.The end of the federal long gun registry also plays a role in the upswing, says firearms instructor Bob Kierstead. He says the creation of the firearms registry by the federal government in 1993 turned young people away from hunting and the use of guns.
The Department of Health and Human Services previously announced they’d be bringing in the “best and brightest” (a clear admission they didn’t come close to doing that the first time) to fix the glitch-ageddon that is HealthCare.gov.
Furthermore, President Obama will hold a press conference in the Rose Garden tomorrow where he is expected to spin the effort as a “tech surge.” Wonder where they got that from?
As the American heartland and historically gun-friendly states continue to post record gun sales and experience a surge of interest in concealed-carry permits for personal protection, it may come as something of a surprise that the same trend is occurring in the Pacific Northwest, a region not usually considered a bastion of support for gun rights.
From December 2012 through June 2013, the Indiana State Police received 91,940 applications for handgun licenses, compared to 62,934 applications for all of 2012.
The significant surge has led the Indiana State Police, the agency entrusted to oversee the permit system, to add staff and streamline the application process.
In the past, the agency received about 5,200 handgun permit requests per month, but in January applications shot up to 23,000, Capt. David Bursten said in a statement last week.