2/26/2013

Growth in concealed handgun permits: Florida has 1,019,866 permit holders, Utah has 411,604

Florida had 1,019,866 permit holders as of the end of January 31, 2013. That is quite an increase from the 887,000 permits in December 31, 2011 -- a 132,866 or 15% increase.

Arizona saw an increase from 163,000 to 182,813 going from December 31, 2011 to February 24, 2013.   That is  a 19,813 permit increase.

Arkansas saw an increase from 111,000 to 130,041 going from December 31, 2011 to January 28, 2013.   That is  a 19,041 permit increase.

Colorado saw an increase from 90,000 to 139,560 going from December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012.   That is a 49,560 permit increase.


Indiana saw an increase from 406,000 to 449,025 (obtained from David R. Bursten, Captain Commander, Public Information Section, Indiana State Police) going from December 31, 2011 to January 11, 2013.   That is a 49,560 permit increase.


Kansas saw an increase from 39,000 to 62,557 going from December 31, 2011 to February 24, 2013.   That is  a 23,557 permit increase.

Kentucky saw an increase from 170,000 to 216,463 going from December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012.   That is a 46,463 permit increase.

Michigan saw an increase from 296,000 to 455,663 going from December 31, 2011 to February 4, 2013.   That is a 159,663 permit increase.

Minnesota saw an increase from 91,000 to 119,574 going from December 31, 2011 to January 31, 2013.   That is a 28,574 permit increase.

Missouri saw an increase from 133,000 to 160,184 going from December 31, 2011 to January 31, 2013.   That is a 27,184 permit increase.

Ohio saw an increase from 270,000 to 313,718 going from December 31, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

Tennessee saw an increase from 341,000 to 390,343 going from December 31, 2011 to February 7, 2013.   That is a 27,184 permit increase.

Texas had 584,850 permits on December 31, 2012, up from 519,000 a year earlier.  That is 65,850 more permits or a 13 percent increase.

Utah had 411,604 on December 31, 2012, up from 347,000 a year earlier.  That is 64,604 more permits or a 19 percent increase.

Just these Fourteen states represent an increase of 773,261 permits.  When you consider that permit data isn't available for Alabama, New Hampshire, and New York and that permits aren't even required for Arizona, Alaska, virtually of Montana, Vermont and Wyoming it is clear that the total here is well above 9 million (8 million at the end of 2011).  Just Alabama by itself probably has well over 400,000 permit holders.  So say we are extremely conservatively saying 9.3 million.  I estimate that there were fewer than 1.3 million permits in 1997 and about 4.6 million permits in 2007.

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Blogger OldSouth said...

Indiana reports a surge in permit applications, now at 4k per week.

http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20130221/NEWS01/302210116/Requests-gun-permits-surge-Indiana

I can just feel that groundswell of citizens urging Congress to enact further gun control measures, can't you?

BTW, wasn't there an attempt to clamp down on guns in 1968 after the murders of King and RFK?

Never let a tragedy or crisis go to waste. No time like the present to curtail civil liberties...

2/26/2013 7:14 PM  
Blogger Don Smith said...

I think I's gone up in Oregon also. At least it has in the county I live in.

2/27/2013 1:24 AM  
Blogger Ted Moore said...

Georgia has reportedly more than 600,000+ GWCL holders, and that number is from 2011. Our Probate Courts have seen a huge surge in applications over the last 14 months. When 2012 data comes out, Georgia could be well over 700,000 GWCL.
http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592552.pdf

2/27/2013 9:32 AM  
Blogger Krysta in MKE said...

Here in WI we're just getting started, but since our cc law went into effect 01NOV11 the state has issued about 160,000 licenses.

2/27/2013 10:48 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

CT is reporting about 170k active permits.

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/20/news/doc50fb73fee014e993703418.txt?viewmode=fullstory

2/28/2013 7:01 AM  

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