Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How Many Concealed Carry Licenses Are There?

I have removed this posting since it is the guts of an upcoming Shotgun News article, and a paper that will be appearing from the Cato Institute soon--and I don't want to steal any thunder from the Cato Institute paper.


  1. At some point, when it's practical to do so, it would be handy to ave these data in a spreadsheet.

  2. Looking forward to the paper.

    Just wanted to confirm you got the AK numbers via email?

  3. I am a day late and a dollar short. Here's what a rep of the District of Columbia's police department told me:

    "There are no concealed carry permits in D.C. Part of the new legislation enacted after the firearms registration act was amended in 2009, also included the elimination of concealed carry permits.

    The exception to this is for retired law enforcement officers who meet the standards and qualifications identified under federal law, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.

    Colin Hall
    Gun Control/Firearms Registration Unit/Civilian Fingerprint Section
    Metropolitan Police Department"

    I pressed him about shop owners, and he responded:

    "Store owners may have a firearm in their store, but [may not] carry it outside."

    Best wishes on your project.