Record numbers of Ohioans are "packing heat"
The number of new conceal carry licenses issued in the first quarter of this year doubled the number from a year ago, according to the attorney general's office.
From January 1st to March 31st there were 31,407 new licenses issued. That compares to nearly 17,000 a year ago.
In fact the AG's office reports the number of new licneses issued so far this year has already topped the total issued in all of 2005, 2006, and 2007.