Report: Record gun sales in CT for 2016

There was a 73 percent increase in the number of pistol permits issued in the state last year.

There was a 73 percent increase in the number of pistol permits issued in the state last year. (3/20/17)

NORWALK - 2016 was a record year for gun sales in Connecticut, according to a report.

Gun enthusiasts believe concerns over changes to federal and state gun laws fueled a 73 percent increase in the number of pistol permits issued in the state last year. 

The Bulletin of Norwich reported Saturday that State Police issued nearly 30,000 new pistol permits in 2016.

This is up from just over 17,000 in 2015.

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