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CLEVELAND – According to reports from the Ohio Attorney General’s office the number of concealed carry permits being issued is showing significant growth in many Ohio counties.

The growth confirmed by the Stark County Sheriff’s Department and Concealed Carry Courses owner Kim Rodecker.

// The reports show significant growth in the number of permits granted in Summit, Stark, Lorain, Lake and Geauga counties.

Stark County Sheriff’s department told it’s on pace to shatter last years totals.

Rodecker said the political climate, and growing fear over recent terrorist attacks, both worldwide and here in the U.S. are big factors in the growth.