Who's packing Heat? Concealed carry permits shoot up in WNC

Who’s packing heat? Concealed carry permits shoot up in WNC

Volume
24
/ Issue
26

Cover Design Credit:

Hillary Edgin

Cover Photography Credit:

Joe Pellegrino
In 2006, Buncombe County issued 495 permits for carrying a concealed handgun. In 2016, the number of permits issued totaled 2,543, a 400 percent increase. Whether those higher numbers are making our community safer — or less so — is a matter of some debate.

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