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See Foxborough Active Firearms Licenses

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See Foxborough Active Firearms Licenses

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 Foxborough from 2008 through 2012.

Here are the numbers for Foxborough and the surrounding area:

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

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

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

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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