Active Concealed Handgun Permits in Arizona and some other states

There are eleven states listed here totaling 1,907,450 permits, though some of these numbers are a couple of years old.  If you add in the previous posts of 125,000 for Oklahoma; 135,416 for Oregon; 100,000 for Wisconsin; 296,588 for Ohio; 358,335 for Washington; 16,000 North Dakota; 176,448 Kentucky; and a recent call that I made about a month ago to Indiana indicating 420,711; the total is 3,354,116.  Calls to Sheriff departments in Colorado indicate that there are over 160,000 active permit holders (>4% of adult population).  I have other data handy for another four states: Idaho (71,249), Iowa (94,516), Pennsylvania (822,762), Texas (512,913) (at the end of 2010 there were 461,724), and Utah (359,987) that adds another 1,861,427 to the total (though some of these last state numbers are a couple years old and undoubtedly underestimate the total).  Bringing in a grand total for just 23 states to 5,397,375.

The link for Arizona data is available here.

For Florida the link is available here.

For Maryland there were about 47,000 active permits in Maryland at the beginning of 2011.

The info for Michigan is available here (318,909).

In Minnesota there are 99,266 active permits as of the end of April 2012.

As of December 31, 2010 there are 4,225 active pistol permits in Rhode Island.
The numbers of South Carolina are available here.  At the end of 2010 there were 119,340 active permits.
There were 49,870 concealed weapons permit holders in South Dakota in 2008.

For Missouri the total as of the end of April is 139,928

Kansas as of May 1, 2012 has a total of 49,497.



Blogger Left Coast Conservative said...

Mr. Lott,

My own research on publicly available statistics results in a "official" number of concealed weapon permits of 4,854,482. We know that this is a low figure, but how load we don;t know because not every state publishes statistics for their concealed weapon permits. "Unofficially" there are a total of 7,433,693 permits in the United States.

I would be willing to provide a spreadsheet that tabulates these figures with sources if you would find it useful. Just reply to this comment.

5/12/2012 10:24 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Yep, thanks. My guess is that there are close to 8 million permit holders. My post here wasn't meant to be conclusive, but just list mainly recent numbers that I had handy. My links denoted by "numberpermits" have other information, though I have put some of the links in this piece.

5/12/2012 11:19 AM  

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