Pistol permit applications skyrocket in Steuben County
The number of people applying for pistol permits in Steuben
County has skyrocketed. Sheriff David Cole says the SAFE Act and
mass shootings across the country have fueled the growth. Cole said this morning that his Department had averaged between 40-60 applications per month. That number, he said, has grown to 300 a month. The Sheriff said
because the number of applications is seven times above average, it’s
taking longer to process each application.