Weekly average doubled in Louisiana after Sandy Hook shootings
According to a published report, applications for concealed weapons permits in Louisiana doubled after the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
A spokeswoman for Louisiana State Police tells The Advocate that they increased from a weekly average of 220 for most of 2012 to about 450 applications per week.
Also increasing is the demand for firearms training.
The Adocate reports that firearms instructors across the state have offered additional classes to meet the demand but many of the classes have already been booked.
Approximately 50,000 residents of Louisiana hold concealed handgun permits.