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The Suburbanite
  • Stark concealed-carry permits up 72 percent from 2012

  • The spike in concealed-carry weapon permits continued in the first quarter of 2013 in Stark County, which issued 72 percent more new licenses from the same period in 2012.

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  • The spike in concealed-carry weapon permits continued in the first quarter of 2013 in Stark County, which issued 72 percent more new licenses from the same period in 2012.
    From January through March, Stark issued 543 new CCW permits, up from 316 a year ago. Another 99 permit holders renewed their licenses compared to 17 in 2012.
    There were 1,341 permits issued in Stark County in 2012 and 957 permits issued in 2011.
    STARK CONCEALED-CARRY PERMITS FIRST QUARTER
                    2012        2013
    ISSUED            316            543
    RENEWED        17            99
    SUSPENDED    3            3
    REVOKED        0            1
    DENIED        5            14