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See Easton Active Firearms Licenses

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts this week 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 Easton from 2008 through 2012.

Here are the numbers for Easton and the surrounding area:

EASTON:

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 93 109 111 107 97 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 19 29 30 34 37 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 848 942 989 1054 1130 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 4 6 6 4 3 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 3 3 1 1 0 Total 967 1089 1137 1200 1267

DEDHAM

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 167 151 164 182 181 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 46 52 52 54 49 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 634 778 740 714 685 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 0 5 3 0 0 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 2 1 1 2 2 Total 849 987 960 952 917

NORWOOD

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 160 175 176 171 165 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 51 65 75 72 77 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 608 668 686 727 763 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 20 21 22 21 15 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 0 Total 839 929 959 991 1020

WALPOLE

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 150 166 172 169 160 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 37 44 53 56 54 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 615 670 721 766 792 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 1 1 1 1 1 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 1 2 3 3 Total 803 882 949 995 1010

SHARON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 75 82 82 82 83 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 22 24 28 28 31 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 288 331

360

381 393 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 35 39 39 36 36 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 4 4 4 4 4 Total 424 480 513 531 547

CANTON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 100 105 105 84 74 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 38 42 36 31 27 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 413 437 457 488 506 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 137
194 254 291 340 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 0 Total 685 778 852 894 947

STOUGHTON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 124 137 134 119 124 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 43 50 54 58 57 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 756 834 906 874 935 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 1 Total 923 1021 1094 1051 1116

FOXBOROUGH

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 97 106 112 112 108 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 20 22 26 28 31 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 547 617 692 734 794 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 53 56 50 36 27 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 5 5 5 4 4 Total 722 806 885 914 964

WRENTHAM

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 100 109 113 115 119 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 21 23 31 34 33 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 537 585 626 661 690 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 33 35 33 30 27 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 4 5 5 5 6 Total 695 757 808 845 875

MANSFIELD

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 48 54 56 62 61 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 32 38 41 45 47 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 570 637 685 738 782 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 28 30 30 26 28 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 5 5 5 5 4 Total 683 764 817 876 922

 

NORTON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 97 104 104 99 102 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 32 43 47 45 43 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 767 845 883 942 1024 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 2 2 2 2 1 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 9 10 10 11 13 Total 907 1004 1040 1099 1183

SEEKONK

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 50 53 49 51 51 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 12 13 17 19 18 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 469 531 549 578 627 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 5 5 4 5 5 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 0 Total 546 602 619 653 701

More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here

What are your thoughts on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence? Let us know by posting a comment below.

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