concealed carry

Gun permit applications on pace to double in 2021


LINCOLNTON – In March, more than 600 gun permit applications were submitted in Lincoln County, officials said.  Sheriff Bill Beam said the number of permits issued this year could be nearly double last year’s total.  In 2020, 2,644 concealed-carry and purchase permits were issued, eclipsing the previous year’s number by more than 1,600, according to data from the Lincoln County […]