Applications for handgun permits soar in Suffolk
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Suffolk County is witnessing an almost 30 percent spike of people seeking to own firearms, according to newly released police figures that mirror a trend across the state and nation.
Fears of imminent new gun-control laws, fueled by mass shootings, are driving the increase, experts and the applicants themselves say.
The number of new applications for pistol permits rose to 2,606 from...