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South Dakota gun permits set monthly record in January

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota's secretary of state says the number of concealed carry weapon permits issued in January broke a record set just a month earlier.

PIERRE (AP) - South Dakota's secretary of state says the number of concealed carry weapon permits issued in January broke a record set just a month earlier.

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs released a report Monday that said there were 3,879 permits issued in the state in January, breaking the monthly record of 2,968 permits set in December. It's also up from 2,204 permits issued in the state in January 2015.

Krebs said in a statement that demands on staffing will need to be re-evaluated to maintain statutory compliance because of "these high-volume increases."

Krebs said last month that her office saw a 21 percent jump in concealed carry permits in 2015 from a year earlier.

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