Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : news : news November 30, 2020

7/8/2020 3:51:00 PM
Gun Purchase Permit Requests Continue To Climb
271 More Permits Than All of 2019

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Gun purchase permit applications continue to climb in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received 1,268 requests for gun purchase permits through June 30, 2020 compared to 997 purchase permits issued during all of 2019. The figures for 2020 does not include more than 110 permits received so far in the first seven days of July.

More than 1,200 Concealed Carry permit applications have been received as of June 1, 2020 compared to 1230 permits for the entire year of 2019. Because of that we are now some five weeks behind in processing the applications. Additional personnel have been assigned to assist with the processing of applications and speeding up the process.

Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam urges county residents to be patient as we work to keep up with the increase in gun purchase permits and concealed carry permits.

In North Carolina, someone looking to purchase a handgun must have a purchase permit or concealed carry permit. Lincoln County residents can obtain permits from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Have Us E-mail You The Latest News
Click Here

Your #1 Local Source for News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Religion, Classifieds, Events, Photos, Community, Coupons, and more!

Serving Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties including the areas of Lincolnton, Denver, Maiden, Stanley, Alexis, Vale, Crouse, Iron Station, High Shoals and Cherryville.

Not a newspaper, not a magazine, we’re online – on your computer at home or work, on your smartphone… with news and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year including holidays.

To Make Sure You Always
Get The Latest Updates,
If You Haven’t Already:

Like Our Facebook Page and
Click On SEE FIRST at

Also Follow Us On Twitter 

1 - West Lincoln Vet Reg Ad with PHOTO MARCH 19 2019

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2019


Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved