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Ellington, Somers Have Mid-Range Percentages for Pistol Permits

The New Haven Register recently posted a map that charts the pistol permit rates in every town in the state.

The New Haven Register recently posted a map on its site that charts the pistol permit percentages for every town in the state.

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.

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Bob Ludwig January 25, 2013 at 02:57 AM
I wish more people Ellington were responsible citizens like those in Canaan. It would be nice to know that I could rely on my neighbors to keep themselves and our town safe.
Karl Walton January 25, 2013 at 03:59 AM
I have a permit because it's the only legal way to own a pistol and be able to take it off your own property here in CT. I shoot targets and steel plates for relaxation. I also hunt.

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