See Malden's Active Firearms Licenses
What do you think about President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence?
On Wednesday President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States.
Massachusetts is home to some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, with local members of Congress urging the federal government do more to prevent tragedies like that in Newtown, Conn.
The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security provided Patch with a summary of active firearms licenses in Malden from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Malden:
|Firearms Identification Card||148||154||152||139||124|
|Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only||76||91||105||109||108|
|Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms||851||940||995||1059||1165|
|Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms||10||10||10||10||11|
|Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun||3||3||3||2||2|
More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here.
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