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How Many Active Firearms Licenses are in Stoughton?

See Stoughton's active firearms licenses as well as licenses from surrounding towns. Since 2008, the number of active firearms licenses in Stoughton have increased by almost 200.

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. 

Wondering how many firearms licenses are in Stoughton?

The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security provided Patch with a summary of active firearms licenses in Stoughton from 2008 through 2012.

Here are the numbers for Stoughton and the surrounding area:

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 1117

BROCKTON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 248 259 244 190 174 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 108 119 123 123 115 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 2103 2284 2378 2361 2399 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 11 12 10 9 4 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 6 6 6 7 8 Total 2,476 2,680 2,761 2,690 2,700

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

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

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

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

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

RANDOLPH (numbers don't include Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms)

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 54 61 59 56 54 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 38 40 45 44 38 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 665 742 793 882 978 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 1 1 1 2 2 Total 758 844 898 984 1072

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

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

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

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