Dana Austin, from Kings Mountain, aims for a target during a concealed carry weapons class offered by Carolinas First Defense Saturday. Around 100 people signed up for the class in the wake of debate about gun control stemming from a series of mass shootings across the nation in 2012.
By Alicia Banks Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM.
How many applications for carrying concealed weapon permits has Cleveland County received?
2012 - 618
2011 - 490
2010 - 540
2009 - 605
2008 – 398
-The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has received 252 permit applications for CCWs since the beginning of 2013.
-Currently, 3,600 residents were approved and have a CCW in the county.
*Source: Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office
Want to take a weapons class?
To learn more about other classes offered by Carolinas First Defense, which include self-defense and rifle training, contact owners Jesse Saucier and Jennifer Fredell at 704-692-4176 or 704-600-7879 and visit their website at www.carolinasfirstdefense.com.
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