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Newtown reports surge in gun permit applications

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Gun permit applications in Newtown, Conn., have more than doubled since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in December, mirroring a nationwide trend of increased gun sales. Newtown, a city of about 27,000,  typically issues about 130 applications each year, but police say they’ve received 79 applications in the three months since December 14, according to the Associated Press....

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