LSO Restricting Handgun Applications To Online, Mail Only As Office Sees Surge

LSO Restricting Handgun Applications To Online, Mail Only As Office Sees Surge

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeing a huge spike handgun applications as coronavirus concerns grow.

LSO Chief Deputy Todd Duncan says as a result of the surge, and in the interest of everyone’s health, the office is moving the application process to online or by mail only.

Duncan says before the pandemic, the sheriff’s office saw an average of 5-10 handgun permits per day. 

Now, they’re seeing an average of 75-100 per day.

“We’re doing out best to keep up with the increase.”

Duncan notes the sheriff’s office sees no need for the people to rush out and get handgun applications.