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Interest in CCW Permits Continues

While the well-publicized upsurge in personal-protection firearms sales taking place during 2009 and most of 2010 has subsided slightly in recent months, there continues to be a significant nationwide expansion and liberalization of concealed-carry statutes as well as a growing interest by Americans to acquire permits to carry firearms.

Florida On Track to Hit One Million CCW Permits This Summer

The number of Floridians permitted to carry handguns for personal protection rose by nearly one-third for the first five months of 2012, compared with the same period a year earlier.

Ohio CCW Permits Soar, But Buckeyes Still Trail Neighbors

While in excess of 40 percent more permits to carry concealed handguns for personal protection in Ohio were issued during the first quarter of 2012 than during the same period in 2010, Buckeyes still have some catching up to do with their neighbors.

CCW Permits for Florida Women Older Than 65 Leap 600 Percent in Past Decade

Women make up about 1/5 of Florida's 1 million people licensed to carry concealed.

In Past Decade, Kentucky CCW Permits Quadruple

With a total of 39 states recognizing the state's concealed-carry permit, Kentucky has been blazing a positive trail for concealed carry.

More Real Estate Agents Look at CCW Permits, Training

After tragedy struck in Arkansas, more real estate professionals are taking steps to ensure their own defense.

Injunction Issued in Maryland 'Shall Issue' Ruling

A federal judge on July 23 ordered Maryland officials to cease the enforcement of a law that prohibits state residents from receiving concealed-carry handgun permits unless they provide a "good and substantial reason" to carry their concealed guns in public.

Open Carry Comes to Oklahoma

Beginning Nov. 1, the estimated 141,000 Oklahomans who are licensed to carry concealed handguns may carry openly, joining gun owners in 43 other states where some form of open carry is currently permitted.

New Mexico Moves To Update State Park Carry Regulations

Valid CCW permit holders may soon be able to carry in New Mexico State Parks .

Authorities Issue Multiple Warnings on Concealed Carry Text Message Scam

Law enforcement officials are warning recipients of text messages that claim their concealed carry permit is ready for pickup or that provides a URL for renewal—or any variation of the CCW theme—should delete the message immediately and not click on provided links.

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