On Friday, Connecticut law enforcement officials requested increased funding to deal with a backlog of paperwork regarding firearm purchases. The paperwork is being generated by the state’s new gun regulations.

According to CT News Junkie, firearm purchases and transfer-of-ownership applications have grown exponentially since the passage of the new gun restrictions.

At a hearing of the Program Review and Investigations Committee, which oversees state police staffing levels, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection officials were questioned by state lawmakers regarding complaints from constituents about waiting periods for gun permits and gun ownership transfers.