Applications for firearm licenses nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020, NYPD data shows

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/11/2020, 5:31 p.m.
New York City has seen a surge in gun license applications in 2020 compared to this time last year, according ...
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New York City has seen a surge in gun license applications in 2020 compared to this time last year, according to data released by police.

The NYPD, which is responsible for firearm licenses in New York City, said between January 1 and June 28, 2020, 3,830 gun license applications were submitted. During that same period in 2019, only 2,012 applications were submitted — an increase of more than 90%.

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