State denies more gun carry permits

The number of Hoosiers who had an application for a gun permit denied has nearly doubled in the past few years.

Last year, more than 2,000 residents statewide were denied when they applied for a permit to carry a gun.

Indiana State Police do background checks on everyone who applies for a gun permit, and officials say the most common reason they will deny an application is if someone forgets to or intentionally does not disclose a previous conviction when they apply.

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