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Up-Dated:  February 4, 2015

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ALASKA

7,568

Alaska Department of Public Safety

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ALABAMA

480,024
(Approximate)
Source:  Alabama Sheriffs Association

Additional Source

Thanks:  Brendan Kirby

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Arizona

228,835
 active permits

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Arkansas

139,771 (05/10/2013)
 
Source:  Arkansas State Police

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California

35,000
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Colorado

139,560 (2012)
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ConneCticut

203,989

Source:  Special Licensing & Firearms Unit ( Sgt. William B. Krauss )/via email
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Delaware

5,000

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Florida

1,345,558 active permits as of January 1, 2015

Source:  Florida Division of Licensing 
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Georgia

600,000 (approx.)

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Hawaii

From the 2010 annual report on firearm activity in Hawaii:

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"  Hawaii’s county police departments also process license applications for the open and/or concealed

carry of firearms in public. Statewide in 2010, 183 employees of private security firms were issued

carry licenses, and seven (3.7%) were rejected. Three private citizens applied for a concealed carry

license in the City & County of Honolulu and were rejected for not meeting the criteria established by the chief of police
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Idaho

77,000
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Illinois

68,549

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Thanks:  Rick Boatwright

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Indiana

  557,789  (2014)

Thanks:  M2A
 

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Iowa

243,000

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Kansas

75,099  

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Kentucky

216,463

Source

 
Thanks to Shelby Begziak
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Louisiana

136,505

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Maine

29,000 in 2009

About 6,000 permits are procesed each year.
Source:  Maine state police

Thanks to Rick Boatright

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Maryland

14,642

Thanks to Daniel Clard 
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Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a two (2) tier system.  One for carrying [LTC], and one for possession [Class B].
There are about 280,000 records of both tiers.  However, it is estimated that only 80% of the 280,000
records are for carrying concealed weapons.  This would give an approximate number of CCW's at:

251,000


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Michigan

581,482

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Minnesota

181,286  (02/01/2015)

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Mississippi

63,900 ( July 2013 )

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Missouri

160,184  (12-31-2012)

Source:  MS Dept. Public Service / Via Chad Roberson (Thanks Chad)


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Montana

38,000+  (11-21-130)

Source:  Dean Weingarten

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Nebraska

30,505 
 

Thanks to the Nebraska State Police

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Nevada

80,893

Source::

Gary Slider

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New Hampshire

Non-resident permits issued in 2010: 6,830
Total:  10,133

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As to obtaining resident permits, here is what their state law says
:

159:6-a Confidentiality of Licenses. – Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 91-A:4 or any other provision of law to the contrary, all papers and records, including applications, pertaining to the issuance of licenses pursuant to RSA 159:6 and all licenses issued pursuant to said section are subject to inspection only by law enforcement officials of the state or any political subdivision thereof or of the federal government while in the performance of official duties or upon written consent, for good cause shown, of the superior court in the county where said license was issued.

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New Jersey

32,000

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New Mexico

37,560

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New York

In 2009: 93,028 licenses were amended. (39% increase)
Current:  386,320

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New York City

2,145  ( 2010)

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North Carolina

570,640

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North Dakota

31,000
 
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Ohio

391,816 

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Oklahoma

191,263

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Pennsylvania

872,277

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Rhode Island

4,148 2009

Source 

Thanks:  NRA Member

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South Carolina

229,454

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South Dakota

71,300

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Tennessee

482,073


County with the largest number of valid handgu permit is Shelby:  54,758 

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Texas

708,048

Source:
Texas Department of Public Safety

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Utah

550,663
(includes non-resident permits)

Source:  Utah Department of Safety



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Virginia

363,274 

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Washington

456,270 
 
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West Virginia

92,000

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Wisconsin

212,848

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Wyoming

27,848

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