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Cortland County Clerk Reports a Spike in Pistol Permit Applications

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The number of people looking for a pistol permit has spiked in Cortland County.

Multiple communities are seeing an increase in the number of people purchasing firearms, Cortland County included.

According to County Clerk Elizabeth Larkin from November 1st to December 14th her office received 108 applications for new pistol permits. During the same time last year, the figure was 38.

Total pistol permit transactions in Cortland County last year totaled 851 that includes permit holders adding or transferring weapons. This year total transactions so far have reached 1931.

Many communities have seen an increase in the number of women applying for gun permits.

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