Gun Permit Requests Soar in Newtown

Police in Netwown, Connecticut, said Thursday that at the current rate, gun-permit requests in 2013 are likely to be double the number from last year, in the wake of the shootings that left 26 people dead in December. There have been 211 permit requests so far this year, already far more than the 171 last year and the 99 in 2011. Some residents said they fear their rights will be taken away because of the shootings, and that urgency pushed them to get permits.