Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm part of the 1%...

...of Wisconsinites who applied for their CCW Permit in the first six weeks.
 In less than six weeks, 56,000 people applied for a permit under Wisconsin's new concealed carry law and thousands more bought handguns, swamping the state agency handling the required background checks.
The applicants so far amount to about 1% of the state's population, and very few of them have been rejected for a permit. The number of state background checks for handgun purchases is also up more than 50% for the year - another sign of the large numbers of people taking advantage of the new concealed carry law.


James said...

This will probably increase. 1 in every 27 Iowans over the age of 21 has an IA PCW.

GmBH said...

Thanks for that detail James. That's astounding. Nearly 4%!