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CCW stats for WA - 279k total, 2.89% in King County, 8.91% in Lincoln County

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 8ball, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I saw these stats over at OpenCarry.org due to a FOIA request and thought folks here might be interested in a summary of WA CCW by county.

    WA CCW stats

    The thread title refers to a NY website, but these are just aggregate WA stats. Unfortunately I cannot attach the PDF here as it is too large.

    There are 279,133 active licenses. King County has 54,000 (2.89% of population). Highest % is Lincoln County with 8.91%. :wow:

    I have to admit I didn't even know where Lincoln County is. :eek:
     
  2. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I wonder what county the count people from out of state such as Oregon with Washington CPLs. I would think it would just be the county that issued them (Clark mainly) Or would it fall under unknown?
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    572 unknown :bluelaugh: We don't know where you live but sure you can carry a gun
     
  4. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Those Lincoln County numbers are even more impressive if you consider that at least 20% of the population total shown must be under 18, so the CCW % is probably above 10%.
     
  5. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    Lincoln county is between Grant county (Moses Lake) and Spokane county (Spokane).
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    If you also add in the people legally ineligible (felons, DV misdemeanor) the number rises even further.
     
  7. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    There are 2 ways to weigh the stats:

    1) % of eligible people

    2) % of all people

    #1 could suggest % of gun rights support in a geography
    #2 could suggest % of sheep dogs amongst a crowd - cuz felons, mentally all might be sharing the sidewalk with you
     
  8. Decidion

    Decidion Washington county, Oregon Member

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    Are those only resident licenses? If not it would be interesting to see how many are non-resident licenses
     
  9. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    Just to let you all know, the total active CPLs in WA is 269,447 if you add up the county by county totals shown in the letter.

    Not the 279k plus listed.

    Boring morning!!!
    Ed :D
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I figure it's closer to 10% overall going by the figures I got direct from the DOL and published population totals.

    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
    WAC member
    SWWAC member
     
  11. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Thank god they do not take this to the supreme court like they did on the thing about people against gay marriage and let it be known who has or has or does not have a ccw.