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 337,503 Active CPL's in Washinton State 
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337,503 Active CPL's in Washinton State

I was doing some research for a project and requested the number of CPL holders. I was very surprised that the number was over 300k.

population: 6,724,540
Active CPL's: 337,503
percentage: 19.924 (or 1 in 20 people have a CPL)

from DOL Firearms FIREARMS@dol.wa.gov
to Bill Starks <m1gunr@gmail.com>
date Thu, May 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM
subject RE: license numbers
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Good Afternoon,
There are currently 337,503 Active CPL holders in Washington state.


Firearms Unit
Business & Professions Division
Department of Licensing
(360) 664-6616
firearms@dol.wa.gov


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Thu May 19, 2011 4:47 pm
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Wow, that's a great statistic!


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M1Gunr wrote:
population: 6,724,540
Active CPL's: 337,503
percentage: 19.924 (or 1 in 20 people have a CPL)

Is this the new math that is now being taught in public schools? ;)

BTW, it's been about 5% for the past many years.

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RosemontCrest wrote:
M1Gunr wrote:
population: 6,724,540
Active CPL's: 337,503
percentage: 19.924 (or 1 in 20 people have a CPL)

Is this the new math that is now being taught in public schools? ;)

BTW, it's been about 5% for the past many years.



337,503 / 6,724,540 = 0.05

0.05 = 5 %

Hard to beat old-school math.

1 in 20 = 5 %

1 in 5 = (approx) 19.925 %

Would be a nice ratio!

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I'm one of those and so is my brother and my dad.

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SIG556 wrote:
RosemontCrest wrote:
M1Gunr wrote:
population: 6,724,540
Active CPL's: 337,503
percentage: 19.924 (or 1 in 20 people have a CPL)

Is this the new math that is now being taught in public schools? ;)

BTW, it's been about 5% for the past many years.



337,503 / 6,724,540 = 0.05

0.05 = 5 %

Hard to beat old-school math.

1 in 20 = 5 %

1 in 5 = (approx) 19.925 %

Would be a nice ratio!

"Showing your work" may not fit the new-school paradigm with regard to "new math." :((

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Very interesting. I'd love to know how many actually carry on a regular basis.

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"Stats" the raw numbers is one thing but when you start "playing" with them... in the right or wrong hands can be used either way.

Like how many of that raw population is of legal age? Meets the criteria of being able to carry (legally)?

Of that how many hunt? How many shoot more than once a year? It can go on and on...

My whole mission is to get more folks to legally carry... more often and more proficiently :-bd

Let's celebrate that the numbers are growing!
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Bill is the star of this show:
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NEWS FLASH: More than 337K Washingtonians licensed to carry

More than 337,000 Washington residents are licensed to carry concealed handguns, according to data from the state Department of Licensing’s Business and Professional Division.
It’s a new state record.


http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-s ... d-to-carry

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Nice. It makes me happy to know more people are taking their own personal protection seriously. It also makes me happy to know that a few officers I have talked to about the whole thing are also happy to see citizens arming themselves. Just like the rules of firearms, "When it comes to safety, it's every ones business."

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RosemontCrest wrote:
Is this the new math that is now being taught in public schools? ;)

BTW, it's been about 5% for the past many years.


I showed my daughter the article without showing her "my math figures" and she said "that's about 5% of the population." Freakin kids...... from now on I will consult her before doing the math myself.....


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M1Gunr wrote:
RosemontCrest wrote:
Is this the new math that is now being taught in public schools? ;)

BTW, it's been about 5% for the past many years.


I showed my daughter the article without showing her "my math figures" and she said "that's about 5% of the population." Freakin kids...... from now on I will consult her before doing the math myself.....



Just outa curiosity, how the hell do you balance a checkbook?
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Dave Workman wrote:
Just outa curiosity, how the hell do you balance a checkbook?
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He's famous.. He has people who do that for him :D


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Just outa curiosity, how the hell do you balance a checkbook?


Who uses a checkbook anymore ...? Banks now a days how this thing called online banking that does it for me....


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