Orange County, California: More than 500 people have applied for a concealed carry permit, it is still tiny
More than 500 people have applied for concealed weapons permits in Orange County in the last 10 days, nearly as many as applied all of last year. . . .
If all or most of the 500 are approved, it would mark more than a 50% increase in the number of people licensed to carry concealed weapons in Orange County. As of last week, Hallock said, there were 906 active permits in the county. . . .There were about 2.355 million adults in Orange County in 2012. Increasing the number of active permit holders from 906 to 1,400 would increase the percent of the population with permits from 0.038 to 0.059 percent. The fees run between $170 and $225 dollars. The training is the most in the US at 16 hours.