The database uses information from the State of Connecticut and 2010 population data to map out pistol permit rates by town. Overall the state's more rural locales have higher percentages of gun ownership than the more urban and suburban areas.
In Ellington, 1,005 permits have been issued for a population of 15,602. That's a percentage of 6.4. In Somers, 725 permits were issued for a population of 11,444 for a percentage of 6.3.
The highest percentage in the state is Canaan with 13.5 percent (167 for a population of 1,234).
Hartford has the lowest rate at 1.5 (1,912 for a population of 124,775).
Around 170,000 Connecticut residents have pistol permits, according to the New Haven Register.