State officials say there's been a big surge in concealed carry permits in Ohio this year.
The Ohio attorney general's office says just over 82 thousand permits were issued through the end of September. That's more than all of last year and a record for the state. Ohio's concealed-carry law allows people with firearms-safety training to apply for a license through county sheriff's departments. Gun control has been a nationwide issue this year, and Congress unsuccessfully made moves to tighten weapons restrictions.