There has been a substantial increase in the number of concealed carry weapon permits issued in the Lake Area. In Camden County alone, CCW licenses and renewals increased from around 420 in 2014 to more than 1,300 in 2015. Already there are over 150 for this year. We asked Sally MCclelland owner of MCclelland Insurance in Osage Beach why she recently obtained her concealed carry permit.
Other reasons for the increase in gun sales and CCW permits given by some gun owners is connected to President Obama’s proposed gun laws as well as the recent terrorist attacks.