Concealed handgun permits in Orange County, California "surge," but are still very low
This year there are about 2.4 million adults living in Orange County, California. Despite the "surge," there are few permit holders, representing just 0.07 percent of the adult population. Even if all those applying for permits had their requests granted, that would still mean just about one-tenth of one percent have a permit. The LA Times notes:
According to the analysis, permits are spread throughout the county, but certain cities — including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Yorba Linda — have a higher concentration of licensees. Others, including Santa Ana and Garden Grove, have had much fewer approved permits. . . .Not to surprisingly, giving the training costs to get a permit, it is the well-to-do areas of the county that are getting the permits.