A record number of people walked into the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Monday to apply for a permit to purchase a gun. Chief Deputy Marty Bilek says residents stated they are worried about their safety requested a permit so they could protect themselves, their family and property.
Chief Deputy Bilek says they received 91 applications for gun permits. They will conduct a background check on each individual who applied and if it comes back clean they will be issued a permit to purchase a gun from dealers in Nebraska.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department received 685 applications for permits in the month of November which is also a record.