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Concealed carry by state; safety in numbers!

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photo(20)We at Legally Armed America are firm believers in the Robert A. Heinlein quote, “An armed society is a polite society.” We proudly legally pack heat ourselves and never leave the house without our lead dietary supplements. While the numbers are increasing at a rate that brings a tear to my eye, more is always better. That means more NON-felons carrying LEGAL firearms on our streets and in our neighborhoods.

We were a little curious how many legal permit holders were out there and found “The Inquisitr” website with some pretty amazing numbers compiled of those very numbers. Here they are by state:

(From “The Inquisitr”)

Alaska – 7,568

Alabama – 350,000

Arizona – 178,482

Arkansas – 127,395

California – 35,000

Colorado – 139,560

Connecticut – 176,446

Delaware – 5,000

Florida – 985,143

Georgia – 600,000

Hawaii – The report states that most recent figures supplied show that 183 private security firm employees were issued concealed carry licenses, 3.7 percent of such requests were reportedly rejected. Three private citizens applied for concealed carry licenses in Honolulu and were rejected for not meeting the criteria mandated by the police chief.

Idaho – 77,000

Illinois – The concealed carry ban in the state was overturned earlier this week. Illinois lawmakers reportedly have six months to establish criteria for permit certification.

Indiana – 420,711

Iowa – 243,000

Kansas – 57,804

Kentucky – 216,463

Louisiana – 40,302

Maine – 29,000

Maryland – 47,000

Massachusetts – 251,000 (The state has two tier system, one tier is for possession and another for carrying a firearm. The permit license figure was based on the estimated 80 percent of overall license holders in both tiers who actually legally carry a gun.)

Michigan – 321,599

Minnesota – 112,091

Mississippi – 43,000

Missouri – 155,006

Montana – 27,708

Nebraska – 15,432

Nevada – 56,358

New Hampshire – Non-resident permits issued according to available published data: 6,830. New Hampshire reportedly has a confidentiality of resident permits laws, exact data on the number of resident holders was not available at the time of publication.

New Jersey – 32,000

New Mexico – 22,000

New York – Published data indicates that 93,028 licenses were amended, indicating a 39 percent increase. In New York City, approximately 2,145 concealed carry holders existed when the index report was created.

North Carolina – 228,072

Michigan – 15,937

Ohio – 301,692

Oklahoma – 122,000

Oregon – 147,000

Pennsylvania – 142,477

Rhode Island – 4,148

South Carolina – 148,624

South Dakota – 62,000

Tennessee – 376,050

Texas – 524,000

Utah – 347,000

Vermont – no figures available

Virginia – 279,000

Washington – 359,342

West Virginia – 92,000

Wisconsin – 144,174

Wyoming – 23,000

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/444177/concealed-carry-permit-statistics-by-state-report/#VDtKZLFPLRFqbjWI.99