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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by P95Carry, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I asked this on my own board but had few replies.

    Here in PA ..... I have wondered about numbers .... pure interest. I called in to Sheriff's office and asked ... no large scale stat's but . gathered that last two months, the uptake on applications was over 100/month. If that was translated into a year . and post 9/11 at that, then for my county (pop 50,000 only), that'd mean 1,000 and more maybe, new ones.

    I find that encouraging ....... but am interested to see this on a broader basis. Anyone have approx figures for their county? Or can you get them. I'd like to get some sorta assessment nation wide if possible.
     
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    I have not checked how many CCW's have been issued, but I do know that the local gunshops did not get a signifigant increase in business after 911.

    I think its because people expect the Islamic terrorists to use time bombs or other such means of attack where being armed is no defense.
     
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    I havent asked about specific numbers either but when I took my class (12/01) my instuctor was swamped. I tried to take the class about a week after 9/11 and he finally found me a spot in Dec. He usually does 2 classes a month and had to start doing 3 and still had a waiting list (he couldnt do 4/month, gotta have time for the family). I was just in his shop 2 days ago and its starting to slow down but not much.
     
  5. Yuck Mouth

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    There are probably over 600,00 concealed carry license holders in Pennsylvania by now. There is a link to a .pdf file in the article I'm linking too from last November that says there were 597,000 license holders as of 2001 from State Police statistics. I believe we have the more CCW license holders that any other state which I find suprising I always thought Texas or Florida had more. Texas has about 220,000 and Florida has about 300,000+.
    We're #1!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

    .More Pennsylvanians applying to buy,carry guns.
     
  6. P95Carry

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    Thx Scuey .. I should have mentioned that I did in fact check there some time ago .. but as to finding any statistics ... came up with zilch!

    Yuck ... thx for those figures and link. I did have the impression PA was pretty well up on the list for CCW numbers . but hey 600,000 or so!! Damn, that is incredible. And IIRC, with a state polulation of - what is it now? ........ was 9 mil .. let's say 10 anyways .. that is a staggering 6%. Impressive!

    In my area, concealment is I think well achieved, because I have yet to see many guys ''obviously'' packing ...... seems we have it down to a fairly fine art. Crime figures also reflect the overall status quo .. they are pretty low overall.
     
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    Hmm .. 53,000 issued for Michigan ......... seems quite a low figure.
     
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    The 53,000 figure is for the one-year period immediately following the law going into effect on July 1, 2001. Yep, we just got our shall-issue then.
     
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    Aha .... that makes a difference ..... in which case not bad at all ... and I guess growing as we speak.:)
     
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    I believe part of the reason for the lower Texas numbers is the cost and time for the class and the cost for the permit. I paid around $250 for both and waited 2 months before my permit came in. And the class was 10 hours long. Here in AZ I paid $150 for the class and permit and waited 2 weeks. And the class was 16 hours long. I imagine if getting a permit was as easy as it is in PA ( not a complaint but it is easy ), a whole lot more people would get their permit.
     
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    The 600,000 figure for PA may be the number of permits they have issued since they started keeping track, rather than the number outstanding.

    I had to try to get info like this a little over a year ago, and contacted as many state agencies as possible. Here's what I got back:

    Idaho: 35,608
    Arizona: 62,590
    Alaska: ~16,000
    Florida: 263,171 (increased since then, of course)
    Indiana: ~320,000 (I think they're counting all issued, not all outstanding)
    Kentucky: 62,000
    Louisiana: 14,590 issued from 1996 to 2001
    North Dakota: 5295 issued in 2000
    Maine: 2375 issued in 2000
    Texas: 217,000 (increased since)
    West Virginia: 9284 (issued over what period?)
    Virginia: 156,788

    I don't know why it's so hard to get accurate numbers. :rolleyes:
     
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    I believe there was an overall increase in gun sales and concealed weapons permits following 9-11, not because people expected the enemy to come down their street, but that the government might move to restrict our rights and freedoms making owning a firearm more difficult and self-protection from our domestic bg's harder.
     
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    Monkeyleg . many thx for that info ... it all helps and a better picture is emerging. Could well be that PA is very high on the list or even the top figure.
     
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    I recall a newspaper article about CCW in PA that gave a stat, but I can't remember what the figure was. There has to be a way to find out, though. I'll do a little digging and see what I can find out.
     
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