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See Sharon Active Firearms Licenses

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See Sharon 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 Sharon from 2008 through 2012.

Here are the numbers for Sharon and the surrounding area:

SHARON

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms 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 4Total424480513531547

CANTON

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms 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 0Total685778852894947

STOUGHTON

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms 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 1Total9231021109410511116

NORWOOD

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms 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 0Total8399299599911020

DEDHAM

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms Identification Card 167 151 164 182 181 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 46 52 52 54 49 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 634 778 740 714 685 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 0 5 3 0 0 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 2 1 1 2 2Total849987960952917

WALPOLE

Permit20082009201020112012Firearms 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 3Total8038829499951010

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

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