CINNAMINSON, NJ — Cinnaminson police saw a more than 200 percent increase in applications for firearms identification cards and permits this year. So when the chance came up to participate in a free training on the safe and proper use of firearms, they jumped on the opportunity.
As of Thursday, Cinnaminson Police have processed 407 total firearms transactions for the year, according to statistics compiled by Cinnaminson Police Lt. Andrew Johnson and provided to Patch.
At the current rate of firearms applications, Cinnaminson Police said they will complete approximately 529 firearms applications for the calendar year 2020 — a 283.33 percent increase in one year.
The free training will take place on Sept. 14 and 15 at the Cinnaminson Community Center, 6 p.m. each night. Cinnaminson Police Det. Sgt. Roy Wagner is the department’s supervising firearms instructor and will be one of the presenters for the training class.