How many concealed weapons are there in YOUR county? (Interactive map)

Throughout Michigan, about 1 in 12 residents older than 21 has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The rate is higher in northern Michigan counties. Use the map to find out the percentage in your county.

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:49am

There seems to be a disconnect between the headline, the story, and the map... Is this actually showing how many concealed guns are in each county? Or is it showing the average number of people with a CPL in a county on a daily basis? Or is it just showing the number of people who live in the county and have a CPL to their name?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:32am

Wow, Just look at the places with the most guns. The Safest and the least crime.

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:26am

What is the connection between average age in a given county and number of CC permits? Maybe explains number in UP?

Geoff Gariepy
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:37pm

Yay! This is awesome. At 4% the crime rates start trending downward. Much of Michigan is actually better protected than that!

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:06pm

I wonder how many gun related homicides where committed by people to licenses to carry a concealed gun? I wonder how many were committed by registered gun owners?
I wonder if Mr. Wilkinson is simply sharing information he happened across or does he have an agenda.

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:54am

A look at the MI State Police Annual Concealed Carry (CPL) Reports will show you some data about what some CPL holders do with their handguns or do while carrying their handguns.,4643,7-123-1878_1591_3503_4654-77621--,00....
The person who said that the areas with high CPL numbers are safer is not being realistic about the number of suicides which occur in those areas. That is the more significant measure of gun violence in those areas, not homicides.

Brian C. Casterline
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:28pm

Is there any overlap between low educational attainment and CPL permits? I notice that Washtenaw, Ingham and Kalamazoo-each home to a large prestigious university have fewer permits. Since all studies show that more guns equal more gun deaths whether from suicide, homicide or accidental cause it seems to reason that more guns is indicative of poor educational outcomes poor or poor reasoning skills.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:01pm

That means if you try to rob someone, you have apx a 1 in 10 chance of being shot by concealed carry holder. The higher this ratio goes up, the less likely you are to being robbed!